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Reasons to use our Penrith conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Penrith - if so sets of solicitors are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Penrith are familiar with the local concerns specific to Penrith and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Penrith property lawyer have developed very good working relationships with Penrith local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your home move in Penrith.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Penrith
  • 5 Using a local Solicitor in the main results in a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Penrith since July 2021*


of semi property, Folly Lane, CA11 8BT completing on 05/08/2021 at a price of £146,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities


of detached residence premises, Pategill Court, CA11 8LG completing on 02/08/2021 at a price of £182,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties


of flat Brentfield Way CA11 8DS, purchased for £93,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title


of terraced property, Pategill Road, CA11 8JS completing on 12/08/2021 at a price of £137,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Penrith

I am acquiring a house without a mortgage in Penrith. I have lived for the last twelve years in Penrith. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. Given that I know the road and vicinity very well must I have all the conveyancing searches?

Provided that you do not need a mortgage, then the vast majority of the Penrith conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your conveyancer will 'advise', no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches done, but she is duty bound to take that path of encouragement . One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to dispose of the house at a future date, it may be of interest to your prospective buyer what the searches determine. On occasion premises with day to day issues can still reveal negative search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Penrith will provide you some constructive advice in this regard.

Completed the sale of my flat in Penrith last March but our buyer keeps whats apping daily complaining that his lawyer needs to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

Post completion of your sale your lawyer should forward the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Where relevant, your lawyer should also evidence that the mortgage has been paid off to the purchasers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion steps specific conveyancing in Penrith.

When researching online forums for a conveyancing solicitor in Penrith, most advise that I should instruct a CQS kitemarked lawyer. What is CQS?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in buying or selling property, trusted by some of the UK's leading mortgage companies. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Building Societies Association (BSA). CQS is not a scheme offered by the Society for Licensed Conveyancers. Penrith is one of the numerous areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited lawyers.

About to purchase a new build flat in Penrith. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Penrith

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Penrith prior to appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may not give a mortgage on a flying freehold home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Penrith. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Penrith especially if they are familiar with such properties in Penrith.

How do I use the search facility to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Penrith on the authorised to act for my lender?

1st choose a mortgage company such as Birmingham Midshires, Chelsea Building Society or Godiva Mortgages Ltd then type in your preferred area for instance Penrith. Conveyancing firms in Penrith and further afield will then be listed.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Penrith regulated by the SRA

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

  • Scott Duff & Co Limited, 40 King Street, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7AY
  • Gaynham King & Mellor, 2 Mason Court, Gillan Way, Penrith 40 Business Park, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9GR

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Penrith regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Penrith with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Penrith. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Scott Duff & Co Limited, 40 King Street, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7AY
  • Gaynham King & Mellor, 2 Mason Court, Gillan Way, Penrith 40 Business Park, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9GR

Penrith commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Land use planning and environmental issues Dealing with notices received or to be served pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Subletting, licences and sharing occupation

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

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