Conveyancing Solicitors in Burnley

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Conveyancing in Burnley

Conveyancing is the series of legal steps a solicitor takes when transfering property ownership. Conveyancing can also refer to the legal side of a remortgage or equity transfer. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Burnley, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Burnley and throughout Lancashire with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Accrington, Colne, Nelson and Rossendale

Burnley Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Burnley

A town in Lancashire, Burnley is known for its football club and the nearby Pendle Hill. The Burnley Wood area is particularly desirable. Burnley has a railway station, providing good links to Manchester and Leeds. Burnley has a population of approximately 88,000.

Burnley house prices

The average price paid for a property in Burnley between February and March 2024 was £103,216 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Burnley (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,495.87
B £1,745.18
C £1,994.49
D £2,243.80
E £2,742.42
F £3,241.04
G £3,739.67
H £4,487.60

What does a property lawyer do?

Your conveyancer will handle the legal aspects of buying a home.

The solicitor will order searches, raise questions for the seller's solicitor, review contracts and ensure that post-purchase requirements, including paying Stamp Duty, are completed.

Burnley conveyancing solicitors may also carry out searches for historic mine works and industrial contamination.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

When buying a house or flat with a mortgage, it is standard for your solicitor to also act for your bank or building society.

Lender panel approval means your solicitor can act on behalf of your chosen mortgage provider.

More than 100 lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors. We can help you complete your Burnley transaction without delay.

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We can also help home movers in Burnley with the conveyancing for:

Listed buildings

There are about half a million listed properties in England and Wales, and around 340 of which are in Burnley Borough Council.

Burnley listed buildings include:

  • Coke Ovens, Todmorden Road, Habergham Eaves, Burnley, Lancashire
  • Former Public Hall And Technical School, 6 Elizabeth Street, Non Civil Parish, Burnley, Burnley, Lancashire
  • British Waterways Burnley Operations Base, Finsley Gate, Burnley, Burnley, Lancashire
  • Former Forge To East Of British Waterways Burnley Operations Base, Finsley Gate, Burnley, Burnley, Lancashire
  • Finsley House, Finsley Gate, Burnley, Burnley, Lancashire

Owning a listed building brings its own set of challenges. Examples of the duties faced by listed property owners include consent required for energy efficient alterations, and a duty to report finds or discoveries on the property. Our experienced panel of solicitors will offer guidance on the obligations imposed by listed property ownership.

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Buying a leasehold property

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Burnley

As part of the property selling process in Burnley, the solicitor will compile key documents, including the sale contract and property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

A seller's solicitor's duties include responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor and overcoming hurdles such as a missing EIC.

The solicitor will coordinate with all parties, including estate agents, landlords and lenders, to confirm that the sale is completed without incident.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold house or flat when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time it takes to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer ought to start this process as soon as possible.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Burnley

The base interest rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Before appointing a solicitor, you should confirm that your remortgage solicitor is able to act for your mortgage lender.

We work with remortgage solicitors who can work with 99% of all mortgage lenders, so whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with Halifax or taking out a capped mortgage from Cynergy Bank, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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Transferring Equity in Burnley

If you want to restructure the ownership of your home, whether you are estate planning, transferring the ownership of a property to your children or changing the legal ownership structure, you will need to transfer equity. Your legal representative will complete the legal work for a fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Burnley?

On a conveyancing quote, the various costs or charges can be split into two types:

Conveyancing legal fees

The conveyancing quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These fees are what your solicitor or conveyancer charges you for the work they complete for you.


Your conveyancing quote should also itemise required third-party costs, or disbursements, including Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check the quote for hidden costs

If you are comparing quotes, beware of hidden fees or extra charges. Some firms set out additional charges in the small print. This can mean a higher final bill.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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