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Burnley Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Burnley is 25% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 34% freehold and 66% leasehold conveyancing in Burnley for last year
  • 3 February was the busiest month and March was the next busiest month while January was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Burnley
  • 4 Average time frame of 26 days for registration of title in Burnley
  • 5 868 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Burnley

Examples of recent conveyancing in Burnley since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burnley

My partner’s step-father is a solicitor. I suspect that I can be offered preferential rates for conveyancing, but if not, what level of figure should I be paying for conveyancing in Burnley?

It’s a good idea to look for multiple conveyancing quotes. Make use of our comparison tool on this site. The quotes seem to contrast greatly but service levels do differ between property lawyers as is the case with most professions.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial site in Burnley?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Burnley will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Burnley. The report provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Burnley.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Burnley it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately may cause delays to Burnley commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Burnley.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Burnley with a loan from Nationwide Building Society. The sellers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The property agent told me not inform my conveyancer about this extras as it would adversely affect my loan with Nationwide Building Society. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £305k and found one round the corner in Burnley I like with a park and railway links nearby, however it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Burnley in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.

How simple is it to swap firm as I need to find a firm on the Clydesdale conveyancing list. I hired a family conveyancing solicitor in Burnley round the corner but he is not approved by Clydesdale

It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Burnley on the Clydesdale panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we on the directory do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Burnley. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can contrast fees for conveyancing solicitors in Burnley and throughout England and Wales.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Burnley. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I own a 1 bedroom flat in Burnley, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Burnley with a long lease are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2082

With just 61 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £18,100 and £20,800 plus costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Burnley regulated by the SRA

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

  • Baldwin Wyatt Solicitors, Proctors Chambers, 24 Hammerton Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1NA
  • Pollard Bower Solicitors, 8-10 Hargreaves Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1ED
  • Waddington & Son, 28 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1HH
  • Eric H Smith, 22 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1HH
  • Donald Race & Newton Solicitors Limited, 5-7 Hargreaves Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1EA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Burnley regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Burnley specialising in commercial conveyancing in Burnley. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Baldwin Wyatt Solicitors, Proctors Chambers, 24 Hammerton Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1NA
  • Eric H Smith, 22 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1HH
  • Donald Race & Newton Solicitors Limited, 5-7 Hargreaves Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1EA
  • Southerns, Mackenzie House, 66/68 Bank Parade, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1UB
  • Smith Sutcliffe, 50 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1HJ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Burnley regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Burnley but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Cartin Lincoln Haynes, Springfield House, BB12 6LY

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

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