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Harrogate Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 120 days for registration of title in Harrogate
  • 2 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing cases in Harrogate with service charge retention of 5%
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £11,440
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Harrogate is 34% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Harrogate since June 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harrogate

Would the conveyancing lawyers via your comparison service perform conveyancing in Harrogate by way of an attended exchange?

We do have a number of conveyancing specialists carrying out 24hr exchanges. Do contact us to get a costs illustration and details as to dates.

I am in the process of refinancing my house in Harrogate, does my lawyer need to be on the Lloyds Solicitor panel?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Lloyds will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

I am helping my sister sell her flat in Harrogate. Will the solicitor commission the energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to coordinate?

Following the abolition of HIPs, EPC’s became a required component of selling a property. An EPC must be to hand in advance of the property being advertised. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers normally arrange. Where you are instructing a Harrogate conveyancing practitioner they might be willing to arrange EPC’s given their relationships with long established Harrogate providers

I am planning to move property in December. Will my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the completion day. As an aside, can you suggest a removal company in Harrogate. Conveyancing solicitor was chosen prior to coming across your site.

On the day of completion you will need to collect the keys from your selling agent but this should only happen when the vendors solicitors confirm to the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be collected. Subsequently you will need to advise the removal company that they can start moving you in. We are not in a position to suggest a particular removal organisation but can help you find a residential property solicitor in Harrogate or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Harrogate.

We had chosen solicitors based in Harrogate on the Santander solicitor approved list. They have just billed me an additional charge for the legal aspects of the Santander mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Santander?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your solicitor can levy a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by Santander but by your Harrogate conveyancer. Some firms on the Santander panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but many firms include it on their overall fee.

What will a local search inform me about the property my wife and I buying in Harrogate?

Harrogate conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for instance Searches UK The local search is essential in every Harrogate conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Harrogate is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Harrogate are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Harrogate you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Harrogate 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 residence.

I am looking to sell my home. My previous lawyers closed down. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Harrogate if that makes things easier.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Harrogate. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Harrogate regulated by the SRA

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

  • Taylor Fawcett Limited, 7 Princes Square, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1ND
  • Raworths Llp, Eton House, 89 Station Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1HF
  • Berwins Solicitors Limited, 2 North Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5PA
  • Kirbys Llp, 32 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5PR
  • Nicholls & Co, 18a, Mayfield Grove, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5HB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Harrogate regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Harrogate specialising in commercial conveyancing in Harrogate. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Powell Eddison Freeman & Wilks, 14 Albert Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1JW
  • Raworths Llp, Eton House, 89 Station Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1HF
  • Berwins Solicitors Limited, 2 North Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5PA
  • Mccormicks, Wharfedale House, 35-37 East Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5LQ
  • Kirbys Llp, 32 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5PR

Residential conveyancing in Harrogate usually includes the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Examining the title to the property
  • Carrying out Harrogate property searches with respect to the property
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other documentation prepared the owner’s lawyer
  • Raising queries with the owner’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the purchase contract
  • Reviewing replies supplied by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (if applicable)
  • Drafting and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the buyer and the mortgage (if applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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