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Reasons to use our Castleton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Castleton
  • 2 Castleton solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Castleton conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 3 The firms identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 Over the years Castleton property lawyer have developed very good connections with Castleton local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Castleton.
  • 5 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal connections with Castleton estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Castleton since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Castleton

It has taken forever and a day but a loan agreement from NatWest for the refinancing of my single bedroom garden flat is coming any day now. Are you able to suggest a cheap conveyancing lawyer in Castleton?

You are on the wrong site if you are seeking cut-price fees for conveyancing solicitors in Castleton. Our goal is to offer affordable conveyancing but we do not work with the cheapest lawyers. Resist the temptation to appoint companies teasing you with ninety nine pound conveyancing in Castleton. The optimum result, in going for low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst you will end up invoiced for extras and still not end up with the service required.

Can conveyancing in Castleton to be done in under a month?

Where you are under time constraints for your conveyancing it is highly recommended that your solicitor is familiar with the area as they will have local relationships and know-how. It is even conceivable that they would have transacted otherproperties in the same street. You would be best advised to use a Castleton conveyancing lawyer. Second, double check that the lawyer is on the member panel. It is said that 18% of Castleton conveyancing deals are held up or jeopardised after discovering a purchaser’s conveyancer was not on their mortgage lender’s member panel. This can often result in the home move being held up by almost three weeks. It is believed that this issue impacts in the region of 100,000 home sales every year. Most Castleton conveyancing practices can not represent certain lenders so do check at the outset.

As a first time buyer what is the most important advice you can impart about purchase conveyancing in Castleton?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Castleton or throughout Greater Manchester is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For example, the vendor, selling agent and on occasion the bank. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Castleton an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the process whose role it is to look after your best interests and to protect you.

Sometimes a third party with a vested interest will try and sway you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the property agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your lawyer is wrong. Or your financial adviser may advise you to do something that is contrary to your lawyers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.

Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a search tool with a view to to identify firms on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Castleton?

We would not expect to be advised of any intention on the part of the BSA to promote such a search facility.

We previously chose conveyancers with offices in Castleton on the Santander solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee for dealing with the Santander mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Santander?

Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your lawyer may levy a fee for this. This fee is not set by Santander but by your Castleton solicitor. Some firms on the Santander panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee but many practices include it on their overall fee.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Castleton off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Kent Reliance. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.

The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Castleton. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Most lenders 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. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Castleton?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Castleton. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

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Domestic conveyancing in Castleton almost always consists of the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Castleton conveyancing searches for the property
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other papers prepared the seller’s solicitor
  • Raising enquiries with the owner’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Reviewing replies provided by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer document
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where appropriate)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; summarising to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the purchase and the mortgage (if applicable) at the Land Registry.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Castleton almost always comprises the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the bank (where applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

Castleton commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on a number of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Offices, shops, public houses, off licenses, factories, nursing homes and warehouses Formation of commercial management companies Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Offices, retail or industrial units Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of commercial premises

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

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