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Logical reasons to let us assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Whitehaven

  • 1 Whitehaven solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Whitehaven conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Whitehaven is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Whitehaven governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located hundreds of kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Whitehaven
  • 5 Whitehaven solicitors are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whitehaven since March 2022*

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of terraced premises, Holly Bank, CA28 6SA completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £176,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

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of terraced residence, Ellerbeck Lane, CA14 4HE completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £233,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitehaven

We are planning to acquire a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Whitehaven who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Kent Reliance . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Whitehaven.

My grandmother passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Whitehaven. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £5k. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Santander, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?

Given you intend to refinance then Santander will require that you use a conveyancer on the Santander 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 Santander 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 Santander mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

I'm in the throws of viewing apartments in Whitehaven and I am now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancer in place at this stage? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Barclays.

It would be advisable to commence your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the estate agent. As you are taking out a mortgage with Barclays, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel.

Planning on purchasing a apartment in Whitehaven. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the HSBC conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Whitehaven conveyancing practitioner is on the HSBC conveyancing panel.

I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Kent Reliance. Is it usual for Kent Reliance to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Whitehaven is approved on their conveyancing panel? Kent Reliance have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Kent Reliance to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years past for my conveyancing in Whitehaven. I now require my file however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Whitehaven of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Whitehaven and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Whitehaven. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Whitehaven area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Whitehaven. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

I work for a busy estate agent office in Whitehaven where we have witnessed a few flat sales jeopardised as a result of short leases. I have been given contradictory information from local Whitehaven conveyancing solicitors. Can you confirm whether the seller of a flat can start the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

I invested in buying a 2 bed flat in Whitehaven, conveyancing having been completed 3 years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Whitehaven with a long lease are worth £202,000. The ground rent is £60 levied per year. The lease expires on 21st October 2078

With 56 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £29,500 and £34,000 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered 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 seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Whitehaven

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whitehaven specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Whitehaven regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Whitehaven specialising in commercial conveyancing in Whitehaven. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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 solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whitehaven practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Hft Gough & Co Limited, 38-42 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7JU

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

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