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Reasons to use our Whitehaven conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The practices listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 No matter what any alternative companies say it could be important to pop into your lawyer to execute contracts. There are various parties with engaged in a homemove without having to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 3 Personal touch together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Whitehaven home moves can become significantly more protracted due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 The Whitehaven conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Whitehaven
  • 5 Experience means that Whitehaven solicitor have developed very good connections with Whitehaven local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your home move in Whitehaven.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whitehaven since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitehaven

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (seven years old) in Whitehaven. Almost all the appartments have already been disposed of. Is it really necessary to order neighbourhood searches for my conveyancing in Whitehaven?

You are taking a significant risk in failing carrying out Whitehaven conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying mortgage free there is no legal necessity to have them, but we would seriously advise in no uncertain terms that you have them. Where time pressures and cost are top of your issues you should discuss with your conveyancer about the options such as lack of search insurance available to you

We decided to purchase a newbuild flat in Whitehaven with a mortgage from Nottingham Building Society.We have a Whitehaven conveyancing solicitor but Nottingham Building Society informed us his firm is not on their "panel". It seems we have no choice but to instruct a Nottingham Building Society panel lawyer or retain our preferred solicitor and fork out for one of their panel ones to act for them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The home loan offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, a common one being that lawyers will be on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel. in the past, most banks had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could find 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 lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Nottingham Building Society

Should our lawyer be asking questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Whitehaven.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors specialising in conveyancing in Whitehaven. Some people will acquire a property in Whitehaven, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that may be undertaken by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Whitehaven. The conventional set of information supplied to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard question of the seller to determine whether the property has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the seller, then a purchaser may commence a legal claim for losses stemming from an incorrect reply. The purchaser’s solicitors will also carry out an environmental report. This should higlight whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be carried out.

It has been 4 months following my purchase conveyancing in Whitehaven concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 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.

I'm remortgaging my current home to a buy to let loan with Halifax and intend to use the remaining equity as a down payment on a second property. The location we are looking at is Whitehaven. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two banks and link together the transactions?

Do use our comparison tool on this site to be sure that the conveyancers are approved by both mortgage companies. Assuming that they are the conveyancer will be able to tie up the two transactions but you should talk with you solicitor and make apparent your expectations and requirements.

We are one month into a freehold purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the local agent to do our conveyancing in Whitehaven. We are not happy. Could you help me find new solicitors?

They would have to be very bad to suggest diss instructing them. Has your loan offer been sent? In the event that it has you need to advise them of the new lawyer and get the offer are re-issued. Your conveyancer should be on the lenders panel to avoid supplemental costs and complications. That should be your starting point. The find a solicitor tool can assist you in finding a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Whitehaven

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Whitehaven regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Whitehaven with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Whitehaven. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Hft Gough & Co Limited, 38-42 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7JU
  • Bleasdale & Co, 14 Scotch Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7NG
  • Brockbank Curwen Cain And Hall Limited, Po Box 1, 44 Duke Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7NR

Planning law solicitors in Whitehaven regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whitehaven practicing in planning law. This may include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Hft Gough & Co Limited, 38-42 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7JU

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

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Whitehaven. When using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your matters dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Receive a high standard 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Be provided with a speedy, objective and comprehensive service if making a complaint about your conveyancing in Whitehaven about your conveyancing in Whitehaven.

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

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