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Burnley Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Burnley conveyancing is Absentee Landlord
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £190
  • 3 Average time from start to completion was 69 days for conveyancing in Burnley
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Burnley that are buy to let is 53%
  • 5 41% freehold and 59% leasehold conveyancing in Burnley for last year

Examples of recent conveyancing in Burnley since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burnley

Do banks and building societies provide you with an approved list of Burnley conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel?

Burnley conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Nottingham directly.

If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Burnley what would it be?

We would encourage you not to go for the cheapest Burnley conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I am expecting a AIP from UBS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do UBS recommend any Burnley solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Burnley solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the UBS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and UBS through the process.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Burnley. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

How does conveyancing in Burnley differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Burnley contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Burnley typically acquire the real estate, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Burnley or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out 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. Burnley is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Burnley are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Burnley you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Burnley 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 premises.

Is it best to instruct a Burnley conveyancing lawyer who is local to the property I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can handle the legal work however they are based 200kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a local Burnley conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, present your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Burnley know how is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and on the whole were content that must outweigh using an unknown Burnley conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my basement apartment in Burnley. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have just received a yearly maintenance charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the invoice as you normally would given that all rents and maintenance payments will be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I purchased a basement flat in Burnley, conveyancing having been completed in 2008. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar flats in Burnley with an extended lease are worth £211,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2089

With just 68 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance 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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Burnley

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Burnley specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Burnley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Burnley practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Barlow Rowland, 18-24 St. James Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1NY

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

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