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Reasons to use our Shirebrook conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Shirebrook have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Shirebrook and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 Shirebrook property lawyers work in conjunction with Shirebrook 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, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 3 There is a strong possibility the other side’s conveyancers are located in Shirebrook - if so sets of conveyancers will be on good working terms
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Shirebrook
  • 5 The Shirebrook conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Shirebrook

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shirebrook since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shirebrook

We are planning to purchase a 2 bedroom apartment in Shirebrook with a mortgage. We have a Shirebrook solicitor, however the bank advise he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the mortgage company panel firms or continue with our Shirebrook conveyancing practitioner and pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Shirebrook conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

My uncle passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Shirebrook. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £4500. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Bank of Ireland, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?

If you intend to refinance then Bank of Ireland will require that you use a conveyancer on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Bank of Ireland mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

I am helping my niece sell her property in Shirebrook. Will the conveyancer arrange the energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to see to?

Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was maintained a required part of selling a property. An energy assessment needs to be to hand before the property is advertised. It is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms ordinarily arrange. If you are instructing a Shirebrook conveyancing solicitor they may help arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with reputable local accredited person

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unexperienced as a first time buyer of a ground floor flat in Shirebrook. Do I receive the keys to the house on completion from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Shirebrook?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the purchase money to the seller's conveyancers, and once they have received this, you should be called to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs between 1 and 3pm.

I have paid off my mortgage with Aldermore. I assume I don't need a Shirebrook conveyancer on the Aldermore panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Aldermore 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 Aldermore mortgage from the register. Aldermore, 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 Aldermore has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Aldermore has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Aldermore mortgage has been paid off.

My partner and I are selling our house in Shirebrook and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Shirebrook. Having lived in Shirebrook for three years we know that this is a non issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should check with 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)

I have justbeen informed that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Shirebrook for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I check that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest method to see if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Shirebrook conveyancing specialists.

I am attracted to a couple of flats in Shirebrook which have about forty five years remaining on the leases. Do I need to be concerned?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold flat in Shirebrook is a deteriorating asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The nearer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the salability of the property. For most purchasers and mortgage companies, leases with under eighty years become less and less marketable. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of premises with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Shirebrook conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Shirebrook - Sample of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge liability? Many Shirebrook leasehold apartments will be liable to pay a service bill for the upkeep of the block set on behalf of the freeholder. Should you acquire the property you will have to pay this amount, normally quarterly during the year. This can differ from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large common areas. There will also be a ground rent for you to pay annual, this is usually not a exorbitant amount, say about £50-£100 but you should to enquire it because on occasion it could be prohibitively expensive.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Shirebrook

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shirebrook specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Hopkins Solicitors Llp, Eden Court, Crow Hill Drive, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 7AE
  • Marchants, Regent Chambers, Regent Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1SW
  • Martin Lee & Co, 12 Queen Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1JN
  • Harrop White Vallance & Dawson, 9-11 Albert Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1EA
  • Bryan & Armstrong, The New Meeting House, Station Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1EF

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Shirebrook regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shirebrook specialising in commercial conveyancing in Shirebrook. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Hopkins Solicitors Llp, Eden Court, Crow Hill Drive, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 7AE
  • Phillips, 6 Wood Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1QA
  • Marchants, Regent Chambers, Regent Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1SW
  • Shacklocks Llp, St. Peters House, Bridge Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1AL
  • Harrop White Vallance & Dawson, 9-11 Albert Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1EA

Home buying in Shirebrook is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Solicitor instructed by the owners on acceptance of the offer
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the conveyancer representing the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering further questions from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and redeeming the home loan (if relevant)

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

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