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Main reasons to let us help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Halifax

  • 1 The Halifax conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Halifax
  • 2 Halifax conveyancers work in conjunction with Halifax estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 3 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Halifax regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Halifax and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Halifax is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Using a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Halifax since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Halifax

Why would one appoint a Halifax conveyancing company when web based alternatives are more affordable?

By all means make sure that you compare conveyancing costs in Halifax and you should seek a competitive fee calculation but don’t become consumed with hunting for the lowest priced Halifax conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a stressful home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced conveyancer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone call and can never replicate a one to one appointment. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. He or She will inform you on progress making sure that you are regularly updated. Should it ever be necessary to phone the firm you will be sure who you need to speak to and we'll be sure you are in the know.

We note that you have a search directory identifying law firms on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Halifax?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Halifax.

is it true that all Halifax solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some mortgage companies do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the practice would be overseen by the CLC.

I have paid off my mortgage with Bank of Ireland. I assume I don't need a Halifax conveyancing practitioner on the Bank of Ireland panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Bank of Ireland mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Bank of Ireland mortgage from the register. Bank of Ireland, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Bank of Ireland has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Bank of Ireland has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Bank of Ireland mortgage has been paid off.

I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Halifax. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their lawyer. I paid an upfront payment of £175. Soon after, the property lawyer contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the RBS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the RBS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

We are downsizing from our house in Halifax and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A high street Halifax conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used an online conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Halifax. We have lived in Halifax for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get clarification need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)

Given that I am about to part with 450k on a property in Halifax I wish to have a conversation with the lawyer about myhome move prior to appointing the firm. Can this be arranged?

We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the solicitor who will be conducting your conveyancing in Halifax.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important person, not a file number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are quoted for residential conveyancing in Halifax should be the figure that you end up paying.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Halifax. Before diving in I require certainty as to the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Halifax - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I acquired a basement flat in Halifax, conveyancing was carried out October 1995. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Halifax with an extended lease are worth £176,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2074

With only 50 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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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
  • Din Solicitors, Janjua Chambers, Black Swan Passage, George Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1HA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Halifax

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Halifax specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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
  • Ramsdens Solicitors Llp, Oakley House, 1 Hungerford Road Edgerton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3AL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Halifax regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Halifax practicing 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

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

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