When you're buying a house in Surrey, you'll need the expert legal help of a conveyancing solicitor. They will be responsible for carrying out searches and transferring ownership of the property. At Compare My Move, we will match you with up to 6 of our conveyancing solicitor partners, saving you time and up to 70% off your conveyancing fees.
All our conveyancers must go through a strict verification process before they can join us to ensure they are fully accredited. For your peace of mind, all conveyancers are fully regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, LSNI, or CILEX.
Your conveyancer will explain any legal jargon and conduct relevant searches. To save time, money, and stress on your move, let Compare My Move compare solicitors for you.
99 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XD
Bishops Gate Law have many years of combined experience as a team in property law. We specialise in helping you with the legal side of the purchase and sale of a house.
"They were on budget, and dedicated and thorough. I felt all bases were covered. Took 3 months instead of the hoped for 2, but this was down to the other conveyancer not being as responsive (*took holiday in the middle of the process without a replacement)"
Mancini Legal Limited
Mancini Legal Ltd, 23 West Street, Horsham, RH12 1PB
Mancini Legal is a reliable and friendly conveyancing solicitor offering our expert service around Guildford and Redhill.
Juno Property Lawyers Ltd, 43-51 New North Road, London, N1 6LU
Juno are a team of licensed conveyancers who will help you when you want to buy or sell a house.
"JUNO proved excellent from start to finish. Informative, available and in regular contact to update our purchase and sale. Their price proved brilliant value for money and I would recommend without hesitation. Bob."
Ross Coates Solicitors
Ross Coates Solicitors, Unit 5-7 Alpha Business Park, Ipswich, IP1 5LT
Ross Coates Solicitors have over 25 years providing our professional and trusted residential conveyancing service across Wales and England.
Alexander Grace Law
A G Law, 7 Kestrel Court, Burnley, BB11 5NA
Alexander Grace Law is an award-winning residential conveyancer, winning ESTAS Best Conveyancer in the North West and County in both 2018 and 2019.
"They were on top of matters. The team were always helpful and kept me informed on most issues. The only slight criticism is I found it hard sometimes to actually speak to someone on the phone which may well be a fault of mine as I am not good with online communication but we got through it."
Attwells Solicitors LLP
Attwells Solicitors LLP, 18 North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1DZ
Attwells Solicitors are a first-class conveyancing solicitor who specialise in conveyancing for buying, selling and both.
"Amazing service, communication, highly recommend Attwells, great work Many thanks."
Connect2law, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PR
Muve Conveyancers are proud to provide our expert conveyancing service across England and Wales.
"Excellent service at a very reasonable price"
My Home Move Conveyancing
My Home Move Ltd, 5 Barton Close, Leicester, LE19 1SJ
At My Home Move Conveyancing, we understand that buying, selling and remortgaging a house can be a stressful process - that is why we provide professional conveyancing services to make the process clearer, easier and better for every client.
"Individually, all my conveyancers were great. However, it was advertised as being online-only, and I spent more time in phone calls and sending physical signed copies of docs than I would have expected."
Brevis Conveyancing Solicitors
Brevis, Kings Court, Stevenage, SG1 2NG
Brevis Conveyancing Solicitors are a firm of client-based conveyancing solicitors offering help to home movers across the UK.
16 Prescot Street, London, E1 8AZ
Based in London, Ackroyd Legal are proud to provide their conveyancing services across the whole of the UK. Born from one of the fastest-growing, city-based law firms in recent times, brings together the best of the best.
Eden Conveyancing, Unit 7.19, Paintworks, Bristol, BS4 3EA
Eden Conveyancing are proud to help with the legal side of selling and buying a house.
Le Gros Solicitors
Le Gros Solicitors, 22 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BY
Le Gros Solicitors are Cardiff-based conveyancers serving clients across England and Wales in areas such as London, Manchester, and Liverpool. We were established in 2011 and our experienced staff offer services across the residential and commercial sectors.
BRM Legal Ltd
, 103 Colmore Row , Birmingham, B3 3AG
Our experienced team of professionals here at BRM Legal Ltd have a wealth of knowledge and combined expertise to support you effectively in all matters relating to property law and conveyancing.
"I used BRM Legal after reading the online reviews and how cheap they were. I must say from start to finish they were absolutely on point. The communication was great and my solicitor was easy to get hold of and responded promptly to all my emails. Everything went really smoothly and the whole process was completed within two months. I couldn't have asked for a better service. I would without hesitation recommend them and even use them again. Many thanks "
Conveyancing Marketing Services Ltd
Saxham Lodge, Newmarket Road, Risby , IP28 6RD
Here at Conveyancing Marketing Services Ltd, we aim to provide a top-quality conveyancing service to our clients. We cover many areas of England and Wales, such as Eastern London, Leicester, Luton, Nottingham, and Peterborough.We manage a panel of qualified conveyancers that will offer you a fixed price that’s reasonable. Customer service is at the heart of our business, and we aim to provide an efficient and accurate service.Whether you’re looking to hire a conveyancer for sale, purchase or both, we are here to help. Our conveyancers ensure everything is kept on track and that your purchase or sale runs smoothly. We talk you through the entire process so you’re always aware of the next steps.
National Accident Law, Bevan House, Kettering, NN15 6XR
Homeward Legal is a nationwide panel of conveyancing solicitors and property lawyers. We pride ourselves on our efficiency and work closely with all parties to ensure that your move goes smoothly with minimal delay.
Gateway 2 Conveyancing
Suite 1, 8th Floor, Eastgate House, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB
Gateway 2 Conveyancing is a Cardiff-based conveyancer serving areas across the country including Newport, Crewe, Brighton, and Blackpool. We have a team of legal professionals who are highly experienced to exceed your expectations.
Floor 2 St Georges House,, 56 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 3NQ
Exclusive Legal is a Manchester-based conveyancer serving areas nationwide across England and Wales. We offer a wide array of services including purchase, sale, sale-and-purchase, and remortgage. We aim to make the buying and selling process easier for you by covering all technical aspects of the transactions.
Right Legal Solicitors
Suite 5, Office 8, Thornbank, 38 Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2AG
Right Legal Solicitors are residential conveyancing specialists serving customers across York, Leeds, Sheffield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Hull, Harrogate, Lincoln.
Eric Smith Law Limited
Regus, 120 Bark Street, Bolton, BL1 2AX
Eric Smith Law Limited is a Bolton-based conveyancer, serving areas across the UK including Milton Keynes, Luton, and Plymouth. We offer residential conveyancing services for house purchases.
Bespoke Law Services
Bespoke Law Services, Burns House, Harlands Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1PG
Bespoke Law Services is a professional conveyancing company based in West Sussex. We cover many areas of the UK, such as St Alban’s, Chester, Croydon, Hull, and Cardiff. We help to ensure your house-buying process goes smoothly, and we handle all the legal aspects and documentation surrounding this.With years of experience in the field, you can rest assured that we can complete your case with ease, and our conveyancers are on hand to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have. We have helped thousands of clients who are satisfied and happy with the services we have provided.
Your conveyancer will explain any legal jargon you don't understand. They will guide you through the legal aspects of the purchase and conduct any relevant conveyancing searches.
Over the past year, 20,143 existing properties and 613 new builds were sold in Surrey, according to the UK House Price Index. Detached properties rose the most in price, increasing by as much as 11.9%.
Once your offer has been agreed upon, you should instruct your conveyancer. This will ensure a more efficient process. Here are some tasks your conveyancer will carry out during the conveyancing process:
This list is not exhaustive and your conveyancer may have to complete additional steps. This is likely to occur when buying or selling leasehold properties.
Data taken from UK House Price Index
The average house price in Surrey is £505,759. This means that the average conveyancing fee when buying a freehold property is £1,750 and £1,860 for leasehold properties. The average fees when selling a property are £1,640 for freehold and £1,780 for leasehold.
The total conveyancing cost is made up of legal fees, searches, and disbursements. One search you must pay for is a Local Authority Search. According to the Surrey Council website, a full Local Authority Search costs £215.41 including VAT.
The final amount is dependent on various factors such as whether the property is freehold or leasehold, and the property location.
Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator
The conveyancing process in Surrey takes approximately 149 days. This is 10 days less than the national average which is 159 days. This still accounts for over half the entire buying and selling processes.
The average time from initial listing to completion day in Surrey is 264 days. This is 10 days less than the national average which is 274 days.
The total amount of time that your conveyancing process will take is dependent on the difficulty of the case. For example, if you are part of a property chain, this can cause further delays. This is because you are likely to be buying and selling at the same time which requires further paperwork.
Data taken from Get Agent
Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing searches during the process. This is one of the most important parts of the conveyancing process because it will highlight environmental concerns. Some examples of conveyancing searches include the Environmental Search and Water & Drainage Search.
There are areas of Surrey that have a high flood risk. These are the areas that are alongside the River Thames such as properties in Staines-Upon-Thames. There are also many areas at risk of surface and groundwater flooding.
There is a low risk of subsidence in the county of Surrey. Subsidence is usually present in densely populated areas such as London. This is because they are home to a large population and office buildings that causes pressure on the ground.
According to the UK Radon Map, there are areas in Surrey that are home to the highest exposure of radon gas. This includes parts of Guildford, Blindley Heath, and Salfords. These areas have a maximum radon potential of 5-10% in an area of 1km squared.