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Conveyancing in Clitheroe

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of property from one person to another, including the preparation and execution of the legal documents, and the registration of the new ownership. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Clitheroe, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Clitheroe and throughout Ribble Valley handle their sale, purchase, 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, Burnley, Nelson and Preston

Clitheroe Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Clitheroe

A town in Lancashire, Clitheroe is known for its Norman castle, and the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is nearby. Popular residential areas include Waddington and Chatburn. Clitheroe has a railway station, providing links to Blackburn and Manchester. Clitheroe has a population of approximately 15,000.

Clitheroe house prices

The average price paid for a property in Clitheroe between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Clitheroe (2023/24)

Clitheroe is in Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,398.15
B £1,631.17
C £1,864.19
D £2,097.22
E £2,563.27
F £3,029.32
G £3,495.37
H £4,194.44

What do conveyancing solicitors do?

Your property lawyer will take care of the technical side of the transaction. They will order property searches, raise questions for the seller's solicitor, review the contract of sale and ensure that post-purchase requirements, like paying Stamp Duty and registering the property ownership with the Land Registry, are completed.

In addition to standard searches, Clitheroe conveyancing solicitors would also undertake searches for historic mine works and industrial contamination.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

When you buy a property with a mortgage, your mortgage lender must ensure the home's value will cover the value of the loan.

If your property lawyer is not on your bank's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer.

We work with solicitors who can represent the vast majority of building societies, banks and lenders, including TSB, Keystone Finance and Cambridge Building Society - facilitating a quicker completion of your transaction.

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We can help home buyers in Clitheroe with the legal work for:

Conservation areas

When you purchase a home in a Clitheroe conservation area, your conveyancing solicitor will check for potential planning breaches, which could include paint and colour scheme restrictions or a breach of the conservation area 'Article 4 Directions'. Conservation areas in Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley local authority include Bolton By Bowland, Newtown, Longridge, Longridge, St Lawrence's Church, Longridge and Clitheroe.

Listed buildings

There are more than half a million listed properties across the country - around 860 of which are in Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Listed buildings in and around Clitheroe include:

  • Clitheroe Castle, Castle Gate, Clitheroe, Ribble Valley, Lancashire
  • Premises Occupied By Ribble Valley Borough Council In Grounds Of Clitheroe Castle, Castle Gate, Clitheroe, Ribble Valley, Lancashire
  • Turret From Houses Of Parliament In Gardens Of Clitheroe Castle, Castle Gate, Clitheroe, Ribble Valley, Lancashire

Owning a listed building can be a challenge for the unwary. Our expert solicitor panel will discuss with you the obligations imposed by listed property ownership. Examples include use of traditional methods and materials for maintenance, and required consent for landscaping.

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Buying a leasehold property

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be very involved. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and unfair clauses in the lease.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in Clitheroe

When you're looking to sell homes in Clitheroe, you can expect your conveyancer to first compile key documents, including the title deeds and property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

The duties of a seller's solicitor includes dealing with complications like a dispute with a neighbour, responding to the buyer's solicitor's questions and redeeming the mortgage.

The solicitor will also liaise with key parties, like estate agents and banks or building societies, to help ensure the sale completes quickly.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold home can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer must review these documents, like management company information and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by to source this information.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord, so your conveyancing solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer.

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Remortgage in Clitheroe

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Before you instruct a remortgage solicitor, your solicitor needs to be able to act on your chosen lender's behalf.

Our partner panel solicitors are on the panels of almost all banks and building societies. Whether you are changing to a 25-year mortgage with Virgin Money or moving to a guarantor mortgage with Cynergy Bank, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity

If you are intending to change the ownership shares of your property, whether you are gifting a property, inheritance tax planning or buying out an ex-spouse after a divorce, a transfer of equity is required. Your property lawyer will complete all the necessary paperwork for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Clitheroe?

When comparing solicitors' fees, conveyancing quotes may include several unfamiliar terms and concepts:

Conveyancing legal fees

The quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are what your lawyer charges you for the work they carry out for you.

Disbursements

Disbursements are additional costs on top of your lawyer's fees for third-party costs incurred on your behalf. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and a commons registration search.

Check for additional fees

Some firms include additional fees in their terms and conditions, leading to a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote. Make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote, if you are comparing quotes.

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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