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Reasons to use our Yorkshire Dales conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Yorkshire Dales property lawyers work in partnership with Yorkshire Dales estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 3 Our site is the first site offering you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Yorkshire Dales will be conducted by a property lawyer on your lender’s approved panel.
  • 4 Notwithstanding what alternative on-line conveyancers inform you it may be important to pop into your lawyer to sign legal papers. There are various parties with with an interest in a homemove without needing to include the postman into the pot.
  • 5 Excellent communication and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Yorkshire Dales home moves can be made significantly more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Yorkshire Dales since November 2023*


of house residence, Town Foot, DL8 3NH completing on 15/11/2023 at a price of £160,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi premises, , DL8 3QU completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £310,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Yorkshire Dales

I am in the process of selling my flat in Yorkshire Dales and the estate agent has just text me to say that the purchasers are changing their conveyancer. The excuse is that the mortgage company will only deal with property lawyers on their approved list. Why would a major lender only deal with specific law firms rather the firm that they want to choose to handle their conveyancing in Yorkshire Dales ?

Banks have always had an approved set of law firms that can act for them, but in the past few years big names such as Lloyds Banking Group, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for decades.

Lenders attribute this action to a rise in fraud by way of justification for the cull – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are unlikely to have any impact on this.

Do banks and building societies provide you with an approved list of Yorkshire Dales conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel?

Yorkshire Dales conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Clydesdale directly.

I am selling my apartment in Yorkshire Dales. Will the conveyancer have to be required to be on the UBS conveyancing panel in order to deal with repayment of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the UBS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently currently.

I own a renovated Edwardian property in Yorkshire Dales. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Nationwide Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. Is it worth asking Nationwide Building Society to clarify?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Yorkshire Dales and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.

We are a couple of weeks into a freehold purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the high street agent to perform conveyancing in Yorkshire Dales. I am am extremely disappointed with the quality of service. Can you help me find new lawyers?

A conveyancer would have to be very bad to suggest replacing them. Has the loan offer been issued? In the event that it has you must make them aware of the new contact details and ensure the mortgage documents are re-sent. The conveyancer needs to be on the lenders panel to avoid supplemental fees and frustration. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. The search tool can assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Yorkshire Dales

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Yorkshire Dales. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure 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).

Yorkshire Dales Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    The best form of lease structure is if the freehold interest is owned by the leaseholders. In this arrangement the lessees have control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is usually retained where the building is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent employed by the leaseholders. Who takes responsibility for maintaining and repairing the block? It would be sensible to find out as much as you can about the company managing the block as they will either make living at the property much simpler or uncomfortable. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you will be in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to practical matters like the upkeep of the communal areas. Ask prospective neighbours if they are happy with them. Finally, be sure you discover the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the managing agents and precisely what it includes.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Yorkshire Dales

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Yorkshire Dales with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • David Gall Solicitors, Fulford House, Town Foot, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3NN

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

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Checking the title to the property
  • Conducting Yorkshire Dales conveyancing searches with respect to the title
  • Considering the draft contract and other documentation forwarded by the owner’s lawyer
  • Submitting enquiries with the vendor’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Assessing replies given by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer document
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (where applicable)
  • Drafting and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the purchase and the home loan (if applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

  • Conveyancer instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner acting for the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to supplemental queries from the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and sending funds to the vendor, the estate agent and paying off the home loan (if appropriate)

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

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