Conveyancing Solicitors in Chesterfield

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Conveyancing in Chesterfield

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 need a solicitor for conveyancing in Chesterfield, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Chesterfield and throughout Derbyshire 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: Alfreton, Dronfield, Matlock and Sheffield

Chesterfield Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Chesterfield

Located in Derbyshire, Chesterfield is famous for its 'Crooked Spire' at St Mary's Church. The town offers attractions like Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. Popular residential areas include Brampton and Walton. The town has a railway station with connections to Sheffield and Nottingham. Chesterfield's population is approximately 104,000.

Chesterfield house prices

The average price paid for a property in Chesterfield between March and April 2024 was £190,798 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Chesterfield (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,356.04
B £1,582.05
C £1,808.05
D £2,034.06
E £2,486.07
F £2,938.09
G £3,390.10
H £4,068.12

What does a Chesterfield property lawyer do?

A solicitor plays an essential role during a property purchase transaction, and helps the buyer with the legal side of buying a property.

Your solicitor will order searches, raise enquires of the seller, review the contract of sale and ensure that post-purchase requirements, including paying SDLT, are completed.

Chesterfield conveyancing solicitors may also undertake checks for additional planning restrictions associated with AONB, and radon gas.

Are you financing your purchase with a mortgage?

When you buy a house, your solicitor also needs to carry out some legal work for the bank. If your lawyer is not on your bank or building society's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer to complete.

Over 100 mortgage lenders have approved our chosen partner solicitors, so we can help you complete your Chesterfield transaction smoothly.

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We can also assist home buyers in Chesterfield with the conveyancing for:

Buying a listed building

Somewhere in the region of half a million listed properties exist in England and Wales, and around 250 of which are in Chesterfield Borough Council.

Chesterfield listed buildings and properties include:

  • Barn Immediately North Of Loundsley Green Farmhouse, Loundsley Green Road, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • Tapton Lock, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield Canal, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • National Union Of Miners Offices, 100 Saltergate, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • Western Building To Chesterfield College Of Art And Technology, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • The Gazebo At Somersall Hall, Somersall Lane, Somersall, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Listed buildings come with complex rules that the owner must adhere to. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will help you understand the legal duties your ownership will impose. Examples include use of traditional methods and materials for maintenance, consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting and an obligation to use specialist contractors.

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New Build

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build home in Chesterfield is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Chesterfield must be able to deal with things like working to tight developer deadlines, working to builders' exchange timelines and additional lender requirements.

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Selling a property in Chesterfield

For the sale of a Chesterfield house or flat, the solicitor will assemble all essential documents, such as the draft contract and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms.

Duties include addressing snags like a flying freehold, responding to the buyer's solicitor's questions and redeeming the mortgage.

In order to facilitate a faster completion, your conveyancer will also communicate effectively with all parties, such as estate agents and banks or building societies.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by the solicitor to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

It can take weeks to collect these details if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your conveyancing solicitor should start this process as soon as possible.

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Remortgage in Chesterfield

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before appointing a solicitor, you will need to check that your remortgage solicitor can act for your bank or building society.

Our partner panel solicitors are on the solicitor panels of over 100 banks and building societies, so whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with Lloyds Bank or taking out an interest only mortgage from Bluestone, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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Transfer of equity in Chesterfield

Whether you are adding one or more people to the deeds, gifting a home or dealing with inheritance tax planning, a transfer of equity is required. Your solicitor can handle the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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What are typical Chesterfield conveyancing fees?

Conveyancing legal fees

These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the tasks they complete during your transaction. The quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you pay when the property transaction is complete.

Disbursements

Disbursements are the payments incurred by your solicitor during the conveyancing process. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check what's included in your quote

Some solicitors' quotes list extra charges in their terms and conditions, leading to a final bill that is higher than the original quote. Make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote, when comparing quotes.

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

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