Residential Conveyancing

Testimonial from a Property Investor in Singapore in 2018

"I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for your invaluable service. Your competence and efficiency has made the sale process virtually seamless. It has been a pleasure dealing with you. Once again, thank you very much for your superlative service"

6th February 2018

Residential Conveyancing

At Kingfields, we have a team of experienced and committed property lawyers dedicated to making your transaction smooth and stress-free. Read More

We advise the UK and non-UK residents on all aspects of residential property transactions including sale and purchase, lease extensions, refinancing collective enfranchisement (buying the freehold of a building) and residential lettings.

Personal chemistry is important to us particularly when we know how stressful a residential property transaction can become. We take the stress out by handling the legal aspect of the transaction and keeping you informed so that you can concentrate on your move.

Our team consist of a dedicated group of professionals who specialise and concentrate solely on residential property matters. We go the extra mile to meet your deadlines, and we will provide you with a comprehensive Legal Report on Title that explains the legal issues relating to your property in plain English so that you know what you are buying.

Why is Kingfields different?

We guarantee transparency and efficiency with a personal touch. Our residential property lawyers have an outstanding reputation for acting on behalf of individuals and companies on their property transactions. Many of our clients have been with us for over 10 (ten) years.

If you choose us for your residential conveyancing, you will receive the following:

  •  A Piece of Mind – We are accredited under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and Lexcel Legal Practice Quality Mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care, which means that we have achieved a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practice and management. These are prestigious awards granted under the Law Society of England and Wales to only those firms that achieve the highest standards of customer care. As members, this gives us a level of credibility with stakeholders such as regulators, lenders and insurers as well as you. We are also authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and are members of the Law Society of England and Wales.

  • Fixed Fee – When you first contact us, we will provide you with an instant itemised quote by email; allowing you to see a breakdown of the work we will undertake and the associated charges so that you can make an informed decision with a clear estimate of your likely cost. We will let you know in advance if additional work is required, so there are no surprises in legal fees. You should note that the completion of Stamp Duty Land Transaction Return (SDLT) is included in our agreed fee.

  • Excellent Support – Whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced investor, our team will always be there to support and answer your queries. Our team of lawyers and support staff have the know-how and capability gained from years of experience in the industry to answer your questions on your transaction. We are open between 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and by prior arrangement outside these hours to speak to you. Our dedicated lawyers often deal with client queries outside these hours by email, phone and even on WhatsApp.

  • Drive your transaction forward – We are always conscious of your timescale. Our lawyers are proactive and will chase the other parties concerned to drive your transaction forward at all times.

  • A bespoke service – We offer a bespoke service for high-value transactions and transactions with tight deadlines.

  • International Experience – We have represented clients from over 50 countries including Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. We, therefore, understand the cultural expectations of each client.

Things to consider when appointing a conveyancing firm to act for you. If you receive a cheap conveyancing quote, which seems too good to be true, then it probably is!

Buying or selling a residential property can be an expensive process with so many firms offering such diverse legal fee scales for their conveyancing services, you may, therefore, be tempted to shop around for the cheapest conveyancing Solicitors.

It is essential to consider factors other than price when choosing your lawyer. Otherwise, this could prove to be a false economy. Always read the fine print. Most cheap conveyancing fees seek to add ‘additional search cost’ and petty disbursements like fax, postage and phone calls. Make sure you ask and understand up-front what these fees are to avoid any misunderstanding.

If you have been offered a cheap conveyancing service, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How are they able to undertake all the due diligence and provide a personalised service at such low rates?

  • Will unqualified clerks or secretaries handle your work? Kingfields is a Partner-led firm where Partners and experienced qualified lawyers do the work with each having a support team.

  • Will they charge you hidden extras, for instance, additional fees if the transaction is leasehold, additional charges for faxes, postage, phone calls and copying charges? Will they charge you additional fees for completing the Stamp Duty Land Transaction (SDLT) return? At Kingfields, we will provide you with a breakdown of our charges upfront. We do not charge for completing the SDLT form or for faxes/copying, postage and phone calls.

  • Will they cut corners? Are they obtaining all the usual recommended conveyancing searches or are they merely taking indemnity insurance?  Purchasing a property will be the single most expensive transaction during your lifetime; therefore you want to ensure that a comprehensive and extensive due diligence has been undertaken on the Property you are purchasing.

  • Do they have the requisite experience? For instance, newbuild conveyancing is a very specialist area which requires in-depth knowledge of planning laws, risks and pitfalls which are inherent in purchasing an ‘Off-Plan’ property. Kingfields investigate these matters and report to you so that you can take an informed decision before you sign on the dotted line.

  • Are they independent of the agent, developers or any other party that may have referred you to them? At Kingfields, we are always independent and act for your best interest. We follow the simple principle of putting your interest first.

  • Take time to compare legal fees between firms, so that the comparison is ‘like for like’.  Many firms will not differentiate between fees paid to them and disbursements (cost paid to third parties). At Kingfields, our written quote differentiates between what you pay us and what you pay third parties (i.e., conveyancing search fees). If third-party costs are not known, then we will give you the best estimate we can obtain at that time and then account to you fully of all cost and expenditure on completion.

What should I do next?

For free initial advice or instant obligation free quotation or to arrange a meeting with one of our conveyancing lawyers, please contact us on +44 (0) 0345 459 0007 or email: mail@kingfields.co.uk*.  You can also complete our Free Online Enquiry Form.  

* Email address is monitored 24/7 and we will respond to you the same day or the next working day.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for your invaluable service.  Your competence and efficiency has made the sale process virtually seamless. It has been a pleasure dealing with you.  Once again, thank you very much for your superlative service

6th February 2018

- Property Investor, Singapore

Very well

- Property Investor, UK

Better, which is why I use Kingfields.

- Property Investor, Jersey