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  • 1 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Halifax has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 2 Halifax property lawyers work in partnership with Halifax estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress all the way along
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Halifax solicitor have developed excellent working relationships with Halifax local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Halifax.
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s lawyers are located in Halifax - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 5 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory listing bank approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Halifax regulated by the SRA or CLC.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Halifax since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Halifax

I can not fathom if my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Halifax bank branch on various occasions and was informed it wasn't an issue and they will lend. My Halifax conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their specific requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

The property lawyer has to comply with the CML Handbook section two requirements for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

Intending to buy a apartment in Halifax. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Halifax lawyer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.

I had an offer accepted on a house in Halifax on 22/7/2020, valuation was booked five days later, all came back fine. Conveyancer retained, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Barclays and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Barclays to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Barclays conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

My colleague suggested that if I am buying in Halifax I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Halifax conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Halifax around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Halifax Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Halifax.

I decided to have a survey done on a property in Halifax before appointing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders will refuse to issue a loan on this type of home.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Halifax. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Halifax especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Halifax.

How straightforward is it to use your search app to select a conveyancing practitioner in Halifax on the panel for my mortgage?

Step one is to pick a mortgage company such as Accord Mortgages Ltd, Chelsea Building Society or Platform Home Loans Ltd then type in your preferred area e.g. Halifax. Conveyancing practices in Halifax and further afield should be identified.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Halifax. Conveyancing and Santander mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing solicitor in Halifax who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

First contact the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Halifax conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I purchased a 1 bedroom flat in Halifax, conveyancing having been completed 5 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar flats in Halifax with an extended lease are worth £202,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £60 invoiced annually. The lease ceases on 21st October 2077

With only 57 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £28,500 and £33,000 plus legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. 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. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

Is planning consent necessary to change a single dwelling into a couple of appartments in Halifax? This has taken place to a property next door to my home in Halifax and was ignorant of the conversion until it was complete.

Planning Permission yes. Building Regulations yes.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Halifax regulated by the SRA

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

  • Joseph & Khan Solicitors, 6 King Cross Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2SH
  • Haddock & Company, 62 Gibbet Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 5BP
  • Finn Gledhill, 1-7 Harrison Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2AG
  • Rcm Solicitors, 25 Harrison Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2AF
  • Wilkinson Woodward Limited, 11 Fountain Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1LU

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Halifax regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Halifax specialising in commercial conveyancing in Halifax. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Joseph & Khan Solicitors, 6 King Cross Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2SH
  • Finn Gledhill, 1-7 Harrison Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2AG
  • Rcm Solicitors, 25 Harrison Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2AF
  • Wilkinson Woodward Limited, 11 Fountain Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1LU
  • Smith Solicitor Llp, 18 Portland Place, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2QN

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Halifax regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Halifax but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Angela Viney Conveyancing Services, 53 Crown Street, HX1 1JB
  • Linda Heald & Co Property Lawyers , 2nd Floor, Central Buildings, HX6 2QD
  • Linda Heald & Co Property Lawyers, 2nd Floor, Central Buildings, HX6 2QD
  • Valerie Holmes Property Lawyer, 5 Cooperative Parade, HX3 8LT
  • Angela Viney Conveyancing Services, 16 Wade House Road, HX3 7PB

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

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