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Bradford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £190
  • 2 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Bradford is 42% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Bradford that are buy to let is 15%
  • 4 Average time from start to completion was 63 days for conveyancing in Bradford
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £622

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bradford since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bradford

Having been referred to your organisation we were about to go ahead with a conveyancing solicitor in Bradford listed using your comparison tool but stumbled across alternative estimates via the web look less pricey – how come?

There are plenty of conveyancing organisations advertising pretending to offer £99 conveyancing, yet more often than not supplementalcharges result in the closing bill totally different to the one you expected. Solicitors are duty bound to ensure charges outlined in terms and conditions should be equitable raised The conveyancers that we put forward for conveyancing in Bradford set out all charges for a residential conveyancing matter.

Please help. My Bradford lawyer is informing me me that he is legally obliged toorder Bradford conveyancing searches resulting from the fact thatthe firm are on the Lloydssolicitor panel. Do I not have a choice here?

You have limited options available to you. As you are obtaining a home loan with a bank your conveyancing practitioner has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your property lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook specifications . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Bradford conveyancing searches.

Is it the case that all Bradford CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the RBS conveyancing list of approved practices?

A selection of lenders now utilise CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

It is not clear whether my lender requires a lease extension. I have called my Bradford bank branch on various occasions and was told it does not impact the mortgage offer and they will lend. My Bradford conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told they would not lend in accordance with their published requirements. Who do I believe?

As long as the property lawyer is on the bank approved list, they must comply with the CML Handbook specifications for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

I had an offer accepted on a house in Bradford on 22/4/2024, valuation was booked 2 days later, all came back fine. Conveyancer instructed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Skipton and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Are Skipton entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Skipton to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Skipton conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Will my lawyer be raising enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Bradford.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers dealing with homes in Bradford. There are those who acquire a property in Bradford, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their lawyers which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Bradford. The standard property information forms given to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard inquiry of the seller to determine whether the premises has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the vendor, then a buyer could issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading response. The purchaser’s solicitors should also carry out an enviro report. This will indicate if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries should be carried out.

five months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Bradford completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Bradford differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Bradford come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because builders in Bradford typically buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Bradford or who has acted in the same development.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bradford

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bradford practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Reiss Solicitors, 243 Manningham Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7ER
  • Ashwells Law Llp, 109-113 Carlisle Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 8BY
  • Platinum Partnership Solicitors, Platinum House, 3 Eldon Place, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 3AZ
  • Rehman Solicitors, Alpha Business Centre, 173 Otley Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 0HX
  • Whitaker Firth, 1 Manor Row, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 4PB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bradford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bradford specialising in commercial conveyancing in Bradford. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Reiss Solicitors, 243 Manningham Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7ER
  • Ashwells Law Llp, 109-113 Carlisle Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 8BY
  • Shire Solicitors, 7 Eldon Place, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 3AZ
  • Platinum Partnership Solicitors, Platinum House, 3 Eldon Place, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 3AZ
  • Rehman Solicitors, Alpha Business Centre, 173 Otley Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 0HX

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Bradford regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bradford but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stephen Cox , 4th Floor Auburn House, BD1 3NU
  • Rhodes & Walker, City Hub, BD1 5BD
  • Deborah J Hoban, 233 High Street, BD6 1QR
  • Kathleen A Turner, 1 Market Street, BD16 2HP
  • Hewitts Ingham, 2 New Road Side, LS19 6HN

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

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