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Reasons to use our Kirkby Lonsdale conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Over the years Kirkby Lonsdale property lawyer have established valuable working relationships with Kirkby Lonsdale local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Kirkby Lonsdale.
  • 2 Kirkby Lonsdale conveyancers work in partnership with Kirkby Lonsdale estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors are located in Kirkby Lonsdale - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 The firms shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 5 Kirkby Lonsdale conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Kirkby Lonsdale conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kirkby Lonsdale since April 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kirkby Lonsdale

I am getting a mortgage offer from Halifax. I intend to employ the services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Kirkby Lonsdale. Does the Halifax Solicitor panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Halifax approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.

It has been five months following my purchase conveyancing in Kirkby Lonsdale completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Kirkby Lonsdale differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Kirkby Lonsdale contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because new home sellers in Kirkby Lonsdale usually acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Kirkby Lonsdale or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Kirkby Lonsdale I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Kirkby Lonsdale in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be an issue. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

I'm converting the mortgage on my existing house to a buy to let mortgage with Godiva Mortgages Ltd and intend to use the remaining equity towards further house. The area we are looking at is Kirkby Lonsdale. Will your solicitors be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the transactions?

Do use our search tool on this site to be sure that the conveyancers are on the appropriate lender panels. On the basis that they are the lawyer will be able to simultaneously deal with the two deals but you should have a chat with you lawyer and specify your expectations and requirements.

My 20yr old son is just in the process of moving home, the home loan was agreed last week in principle. One the offer was accepted on apartment we called the bank to progress the mortgage application. I was disappointed to learn that mortgage lenders do not accept all property lawyer, they have to be on a list, is this right?

Banks ordinarily imposes restrictions either the type or the number of conveyancing practices on their panel. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Kirkby Lonsdale conveyancing practitioner on their panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, conveyancing is not their speciality. To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime? Presumably not.

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What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Kirkby Lonsdale?

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing nationwide as well as Kirkby Lonsdale. If appointed a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you should:
  • Receive an honest and lawful service.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Be supplied with a timeous, impartial and comprehensive service when if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Residential conveyancing in Kirkby Lonsdale usually involves the following:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Kirkby Lonsdale searches with respect to the property
  • Assessing draft contract pack and other documentation forwarded by the seller’s lawyer
  • Submitting queries with the owner’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the sale agreement
  • Examining replies given by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; reporting to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (where appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

Domestic conveyancing in Kirkby Lonsdale ordinarily entails the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Sending draft papers to the solicitor representing the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and responding to supplemental enquires from the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the seller, the estate agent and redeeming the mortgage (if applicable)

Neighboring Locations

Kendal
Sedbergh
Kirkby Lonsdale
Carnforth

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

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