Residential Property

We take great care to provide legal advice of the highest standard on your property matter whilst simplifying the procedures and removing the stresses involved in buying, selling or remortgaging your home. We work closely with other property professionals to ensure that you are kept fully informed throughout each step of the transaction.

In 2011 we became the first legal practice in London and one of the first four firms nationwide to achieve membership of The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, which today numbers over 3000 member firms. Read our full press release.

We handle:

  • Sales and purchases
  • Freehold and leasehold
  • Buy to let
  • Shared ownership
  • Mortgages and remortgages
  • Buying and selling at auction
  • Transfers of equity
  • And many more

Mortgage lenders:

We enjoy comprehensive membership of lenders’ conveyancing panels. This means we can act for you and your lender to simplify the process and keep costs down.

Lease extensions:

Where a person has owned a leasehold property for at least two years, the law affords that person the right to extend their lease. The cost of extending the lease is laid down by legislation designed to protect property owners from unscrupulous landlords. This may be of interest when offering a property for sale, as a lease extension may increase the property’s marketability and value. We provide expert legal advice in relation to lease extensions.

Our promise to you:

  • No fee for dealing with Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • No additional fees for leasehold properties
  • No inflated banking fees
  • No contributions towards insurance, postage, telephones, etc
  • No other hidden fees

Pricing:

It pays to shop around but make sure the quotes include fees, VAT and disbursements (expenses paid on your behalf) so that you can truly compare like for like. You should also check that a qualified legal professional will be representing you. Unlike some firms, at PCM we do not use unqualified staff to undertake legal work.

Our pricing is tailored to meet your needs. Please request a quote so that we may prepare a detailed personal illustration based on your requirements.

Get a conveyancing quote or for initial free advice on your property matter please contact Paul Critchley by email paul.critchley@pcm-law.net or phone 020 3096 7500.

There follow some examples of our pricing:

  • Sales: £895 to £1,195
  • Purchases: £995 to £1,495
  • Re-mortgages: £495 to £595
  • Transfers of equity: £595 to £695
  • Acting for mortgage lenders: £195

All pricing is estimated and excludes VAT and disbursements.

For purchases, disbursements include search and Land Registry fees. Some costs vary according to the purchase price of a property. On average these amount to around £600. Stamp Duty Land Tax is payable at a variable rate, which also depends on the purchase price of the property and your own personal circumstances.

For most other transactions, Land Registry documents and bank transfer fees, on average, amount to approximately £40.

These figures are purely for illustration based on recent instructions. Actual pricing will differ and depends on your needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements so that we may prepare a detailed quotation.

Your quotation will include an itemised breakdown of all anticipated costs. Our quotations are as close to the final price as possible. Unlike some firms, at PCM we do not bury hidden charges in small print.

Get a conveyancing quote or for initial free advice on your property matter please contact Paul Critchley by email paul.critchley@pcm-law.net or phone 020 3096 7500.

Key stages:

  • Initial instructions: we gather information about your requirements to help us plan. We must also comply with all legal formalities and you will be asked to provide identification.
  • Legal process: this involves a thorough inspection of the legal documents, liaison with the other person’s conveyancer and any mortgage lender. If buying a property, we will prepare a detailed report containing all the information you need to proceed with your purchase.
  • Exchange of contracts: the completion date is agreed and everybody is legally required to proceed. Buyers are usually required to pay a deposit of 10% of the purchase price but this can be less by agreement.
  • Completion: this is when the property changes hands. Buyers are required to pay all remaining sums at this time.

The timescale for a straightforward sale or purchase of a property would usually be, on average, approximately six weeks but this is purely an estimate.

Meet the team:

Our legal team involved with your case are:

We are all specialists in residential and commercial property.

Testimonials
  • “We were really delighted with the speed, efficiency, diligence and bright professionalism of everyone who worked with us at PCM Solicitors LLP. Your excellent service made a difficult conveyancing process stress-free. We would recommend you wholeheartedly and feel very fortunate to have found you”.

    – D.J, Twickenham

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  • “A great company of hardworking, efficient, professional and friendly people. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend PCM to anyone who is buying or selling a property”

    Ms R.J. London

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  • “Please feel free to put this on your website as we hope that it will help other buyers avoid using solicitors who don’t provide the same level of care, attention to detail and efficiency that you showed on a daily basis”

    G.H. East Dulwich

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  • “We opted for PCM because an estate agents recommended you as the solicitor he uses personally. We were really happy with the service, everything was very thorough, methodical and clear and all the staff were a pleasure to deal with. We would highly recommend PCM to anyone thinking of moving. We felt you were great value, did a great job and were nice people. No complaints at all. Great job.”

    – R.B, Nunhead

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  • “PCM have handled the conveyancing for six of my properties over the past few years. Regardless of changes of contact persons at PCM and several aborted sales, PCM were always on top of the nuisances presented in each situation and kept me informed accordingly. I would certainly recommend PCM to anyone requiring a top quality conveyancing company.”

    C.T, Hong Kong

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  • “We were very pleased with the experience and we wouldn’t hesitate in working with you again – in fact you’d be our first choice.”

    A.M, Beckenham

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