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Reasons to use our Knaresborough conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor generally results in a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 Excellent communication and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Knaresborough home moves can become significantly more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 3 Knaresborough conveyancer are the key to a successful Knaresborough home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Knaresborough conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Knaresborough are familiar with the local issues specific to Knaresborough and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Knaresborough since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Knaresborough

I am acquiring a property mortgage free in Knaresborough. I have been living for the previous twelve years in Knaresborough. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. As I know the road and vicinity intimately should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

In the absence of a home loan, then all but one or two of the Knaresborough conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your solicitor will try and sway you, no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches completed, but she is duty bound to do this. One thing to consider; if you are intend to dispose of the house one day, it will likely be be of importance to your prospective purchaser what the searches determine. Sometimes premises with day to day issues can still reveal unexpected search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Knaresborough should provide you some helpful guidance concerning this.

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Knaresborough is more expensive?

Knaresborough leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving appropriate notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

I have been told that property searches are the primary cause of obstruction in Knaresborough conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the most frequent causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are not likely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Knaresborough.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Knaresborough?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Knaresborough. 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…’

How does conveyancing in Knaresborough differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Knaresborough approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because developers in Knaresborough tend to 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 Knaresborough or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Knaresborough. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I inherited a studio flat in Knaresborough, conveyancing was carried out November 2007. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable flats in Knaresborough with an extended lease are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease expires on 21st October 2079

With 55 years unexpired the likely cost is going to span between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Knaresborough

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Knaresborough with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Greenwoods, 90 High Street, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0EA
  • Newtons Solicitors Limited, St James Business Park, 5 Grimbald Crag Court, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8QB
  • Nicholls & Co, 18a, Mayfield Grove, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5HB
  • Kirbys Llp, 32 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5PR
  • Berwins Solicitors Limited, 2 North Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5PA

Planning law solicitors in Knaresborough regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Knaresborough specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Kirbys Llp, 32 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5PR

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Knaresborough?

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Knaresborough. When using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your transaction dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Have a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a timeous, impartial and comprehensive service where if a complaint is made about your conveyancing in Knaresborough.

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

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