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Conveyancing in Mansfield

Conveyancing is when a solicitor transfers the legal ownership of a property from one individual to another. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Mansfield, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped Mansfield and Nottinghamshire clients 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: Nottingham, Retford, Sheffield and Worksop

Mansfield Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Mansfield

A market town in Nottinghamshire, Mansfield is known for its Mansfield Museum, Sherwood Forest, and the nearby Newstead Abbey. Mansfield has a railway station, providing links to Nottingham and Worksop. Mansfield has a population of approximately 100,000.

Mansfield house prices

The average price paid for a property in Mansfield between March and April 2024 was £174,281 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Mansfield (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,520.39
B £1,773.79
C £2,027.19
D £2,280.59
E £2,787.39
F £3,294.18
G £3,800.98
H £4,561.18

What does a property lawyer do?

A property lawyer helps you with the legal aspect of the transaction. The solicitor will order searches, raise questions for the seller's solicitor, review the contract of sale and ensure that post-purchase requirements, like registering the property ownership with the Land Registry and paying Stamp Duty, are completed.

Mansfield conveyancing solicitors may also carry out coal mining and brine extraction searches.

Are you purchasing with a mortgage?

As part of the conveyancing process, your solicitor also has to handle legal due diligence on behalf of your mortgage lender.

If your lawyer isn't accepted on your chosen mortgage provider's panel, it may take many weeks longer to complete the purchase.

We work with conveyancers who can represent the vast majority of lenders, ensuring your transaction will complete without delay.

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We have also helped Mansfield buyers with the legal work for:

Buying a listed building

There are more than 500,000 listed properties in England and Wales - around 250 of which are in Mansfield District Council.

Mansfield listed buildings include:

  • Dam And Sluices 5 Metres South West Of Pleasley Bridge, Chesterfield Road North, Non Civil Parish, Pleasley Hill, Mansfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • 28-38 Albert Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • 44 And 46 Albert Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Numbers 58 And 62 And Boundary Wall, 58 And 62 Albert Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Church Of St Chad, Church Lane, Pleasley Vale, Mansfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

There are many additional things to consider when buying a listed building. Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, and consent for additions like solar panels. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will explain to you what commitments you are making as a listed building owner.

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New Build

The legal work for buying a new build in Mansfield is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A good solicitor in Mansfield will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, working to builders' exchange timelines and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ACHI.

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What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

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

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Selling property in Mansfield

When selling a property in Mansfield, your conveyancer will prepare vital paperwork, like the contract of sale and ID forms, and will help you answer these forms.

Responsibilities include addressing snags like a defective lease and responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor.

By taking steps to coordinate with both sides, including agents, lenders and landlords, your conveyancer will ensure the sale completes quickly.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for leasehold houses or flats typically takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and a current statement of service charges. The time needed by your solicitor to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

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

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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Remortgage in Mansfield

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

You should verify your preferred solicitor is an approved member of your lender's panel before you instruct your solicitor.

Our partner panel solicitors are panel members for all major banks and building societies, so whether you are switching to a 2-year fixed rate from Bank of Scotland or taking out a 10-year tracker rate from Darlington Building Society, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity in Mansfield

If you plan to restructure the ownership of your property, whether you are buying out another part-owner, transferring the ownership of a property to your children or inheritance tax (IHT) planning, a transfer of equity is required. Your property lawyer will handle the legal side for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Mansfield?

Conveyancing fees

These fees are what your conveyancing solicitor charges you for the legal services they provide for you. Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Conveyancing disbursements

Disbursements are third-party expenses incurred during the purchase, sale or other conveyancing transaction. Third-party disbursements include Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a British waterways search.

Read the terms and conditions

Some firms may set out extra costs in the small print. This can lead to an inflated final bill. Watch out for undisclosed fees not included in your original quote, when 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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