Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Clifton

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Logical reasons to use our service to assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Clifton

  • 1 Clifton conveyancers work in partnership with Clifton estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 2 Using a a family Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Clifton
  • 4 This site is the first site offering you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Clifton will be conducted by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Clifton is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Clifton since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Clifton

Please could you suggest a Birmingham Midshires accepted Clifton conveyancing lawyer finish our home move within under 3 weeks? Would it be better to use a local Clifton conveyancer or a national conveyancer?

We can recommend some very good Clifton conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the main road in Clifton. Visit a couple of law practices and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Discuss your requirements together with your reasons and ask for an assurance on speed. Choose the one that appears most efficient.

I purchased a freehold house in Clifton yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Clifton and has limited impact for conveyancing in Clifton 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 have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation 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 is to be dispensed with completely.

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

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Clifton. 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…’

I opted to have a survey done on a property in Clifton prior to instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders may refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Clifton. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Clifton conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Clifton conveyancing firm) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggest that you talk with two or three firms including non Clifton conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be useful:

    What volume of lease extensions has the firm completed in Clifton in the last 12 months?

Leasehold Conveyancing in Clifton - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    Generally speaking the outlay for major works are not included within maintenance charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Clifton require tenants to contribute towards a reserve fund created for the specific intention of building a fund for larger repairs or maintenance. Is there a share of the freehold? The majority of Clifton leasehold apartments will have a service charge for maintenance of the building levied by the landlord. Where you buy the apartment you will have to pay this charge, usually in instalments during the year. This can differ from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built buildings. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, this is usually not a significant amount, say around £25-£75 but you need to check it because sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Clifton. I I would like to check if they are listed on the bank's approved list of lawyers. Could you help?

One option is to contact the conveyancer and ask them if they are on the lender's approved list. Alternatively please get in touch with us and we can make some checks for you. If they are not on the conveyancing panel we we can help find a reputable conveyancing solicitor in Clifton on the approved list for your lender.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Clifton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Leah Mcsherry Limited, Apex Court, Ruddington Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 7DD
  • Ian Torr Limited, Cleggs Solicitors, Apex Court, Ruddington Lane, Wilford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 7DD
  • Mark K Williams Limited, Cleggs Solicitors, Apex Court, Ruddington Lane, Wilford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 7DD
  • Cleggs Solicitors, Apex Court, Ruddington Lane, Wilford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 7DD
  • Edwards Clegg, 10 Cross Street, Beeston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2NX

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Clifton

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Clifton practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Mark K Williams Limited, Cleggs Solicitors, Apex Court, Ruddington Lane, Wilford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 7DD
  • Leah Mcsherry Limited, Apex Court, Ruddington Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 7DD
  • Ian Torr Limited, Cleggs Solicitors, Apex Court, Ruddington Lane, Wilford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 7DD
  • David Vaughan-birch Limited, Cleggs Solicitors, Apex Court, Ruddington Lane, Wilford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 7DD
  • Cleggs Solicitors, Apex Court, Ruddington Lane, Wilford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 7DD

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Clifton regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Clifton but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Michelle O'shea & Co Ltd, 1a Exchange Road, NG2 6BX

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

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