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Top 5 reasons to let us assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Brampton

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Brampton is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Brampton selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved property lawyers conducting conveyancing in Brampton governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Brampton
  • 5 Over the years Brampton solicitor have developed excellent connections with Brampton local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your home move in Brampton.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Brampton since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brampton

My husband and I are planning to purchase a home in Brampton and are in fact using a Brampton conveyancing practice. Within the last couple of days our solicitor has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with the expectation that exchange is imminent. The Mortgage Works have this evening contacted us to advise us that they have now hit a problem as our Brampton conveyancer is not on their conveyancing panel. What do we do from here?

When purchasing a property with the benefit of a mortgage it is conventional for the purchasers' solicitors to also act for the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your bank and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the bank's conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Brampton solicitors, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it may delay matters as you have another set of people involved.

I own a freehold house in Brampton but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Brampton and has limited impact for conveyancing in Brampton but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be extinguished.

We are downsizing from our house in Brampton and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. A high street Brampton conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used a web based conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Brampton. Having lived in Brampton for 5 years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to seek confirmation need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)

I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Brampton. I now require my papers but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Brampton of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Brampton is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Brampton are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Brampton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Brampton may decide 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 premises.

Do I stop the direct debit for my mortgage with Kent Reliance as soon as a completion date for my sale in Brampton has been agreed?

You are best advised to keep paying any mortgage sums to Kent Reliance pending the mortgage being paid off from the proceeds of sale as part of your Brampton conveyancing.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Brampton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Brampton practicing in commercial conveyancing in Brampton. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Minihan Mcalister Limited, Warwick Mill Business Centre, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8RR

Residential conveyancing in Brampton ordinarily consists of the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated papers
  • Supplying draft papers to the conveyancer acting for the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and answering additional queries from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and sending funds to the vendor, the estate agent and redeeming the home loan (where applicable)

Brampton commercial property solicitors draw on a wide range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Compulsory land purchase Comprehensive advice on planning issues Industrial and warehouse premises Property finance for investment and development loans for banks and borrowers Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites

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