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Conveyancing in Alfreton : Keep it Local

Alfreton Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Alfreton conveyancing is Lack of Planning Permission
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £1,065
  • 3 Average time from start to moving day was 105 days for conveyancing in Alfreton
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Alfreton that are buy to let is 14%
  • 5 100% freehold and 0% leasehold conveyancing in Alfreton for last year

Examples of recent conveyancing in Alfreton since July 2021*


of detached residence premises, Morton Road, S45 8EE completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £106,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities


of detached residence residence, Beresford Close, S45 9TB completing on 04/08/2021 at a price of £118,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities


of house property, Dale View Road, S45 8DR completing on 26/07/2021 at a price of £199,950. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties


of house residence, Victoria Street, DE55 2BX completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £95,300. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Alfreton

We are intending to purchase a 1 bedroom flat in Alfreton with a mortgage. We have a Alfreton conveyancer, however the mortgage company says he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the bank panel firms or retain our Alfreton solicitor as well as pay for one of their panel firms to act for them. This feels very unfair; are we not able to demand that the bank use our Alfreton lawyer ?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Alfreton conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

The owners of the home we are purchasing hired a conveyancing practitioner in Alfreton who has recommended a preliminary agreement with a payment of 5k. Are such agreements sensible?

Lock out contracts are contracts binding a property vendor and prospective acquirer giving the buyer a ‘clear field’ to the sale of the premises within a prescribed time frame. Essentially, an exclusivity is a document specifying that you will be issued with a contract at a later date being the main conveyancing contract. It tends to be utilised for buyer protection though in some cases, the vendor may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are many pros and cons to having them but you need to check with your solicitor but note that it may end up costing you extra in conveyancing fees. For these reasons these agreements are unusual when it comes to conveyancing in Alfreton.

I have been told that property searches are the main reason for obstruction in Alfreton house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Alfreton.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Alfreton is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Alfreton are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Alfreton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Alfreton may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I own a leasehold house in Alfreton. Conveyancing and Barclays Direct mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing solicitor in Alfreton who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Alfreton conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I inherited a split level flat in Alfreton, conveyancing was carried out in 2007. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Similar flats in Alfreton with over 90 years remaining are worth £222,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease terminates on 21st October 2092

You have 71 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

There are plenty of houses in Alfreton on unadopted roads. We are acquiring one such house. What would be the pros and cons of buying a house on a private road?

Alfreton conveyancing practices will be used to conveyancing propertieson unadopted roads. The conveyancing practitioner should investigate Land Registry data to find any rights or responsibilities. It is possible that there is a management company (wholly owned by residents) that owners pay into to maintain the road. If there is one, the road will likely be maintained and look better than council maintained.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Alfreton regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Alfreton but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Cleaver Thompson Limited, 5 & 7 King Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7AE
  • Rickards And Cleaver, 100 King Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7DD
  • Hardwick Legal, Brook House, 222 Blackwell Road, Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 2RF
  • Clayton Mott & Lawton, Market Chambers, Market Place, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 1AQ
  • Fidler & Pepper, 1 Low Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 1DH

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Alfreton

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Alfreton specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Quality Solicitors Chapman & Chubb, 5 High Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7DR
  • Qualitysolicitors Chapman & Chubb, Shane House, 157 Nottingham Road, Somercotes, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 4JH
  • Clayton Mott & Lawton, Market Chambers, Market Place, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 1AQ
  • Fidler & Pepper, 1 Low Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 1DH
  • Ellis - Fermor & Negus Ltd, 5 Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BS

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Alfreton?

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing countrywide as well as Alfreton. When appointed a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Have an honest and lawful service.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Be supplied with your transaction dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Have a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a speedy, impartial and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Alfreton about your conveyancing in Alfreton.

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*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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