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Conveyancing in Matlock

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 Matlock, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Matlock and throughout Derbyshire Dales 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: Alfreton, Belper, Derby and Sheffield

Matlock Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Matlock

A town in Derbyshire, Matlock is known for its stunning landscapes, the historic Heights of Abraham, and its close proximity to the Peak District. Matlock has a railway station, providing links to Derby and Chesterfield. The town has a population of approximately 10,000.

Matlock house prices

The average price paid for a property in Matlock between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Matlock (2023/24)

Matlock is in Derbyshire Dales Council.

Band Amount
A £1,416.47
B £1,652.55
C £1,888.63
D £2,124.71
E £2,596.87
F £3,069.02
G £3,541.18
H £4,249.42

What does a Matlock property lawyer do?

A conveyancing solicitor plays a pivotal role in a purchase, and guides you through the legal side of a home purchase. This means carrying out comprehensive due diligence on the property, including ordering property searches, raising enquires and reviewing contracts of sale.

Matlock conveyancing solicitors could also undertake checks for additional planning restrictions associated with AONB.

Are you purchasing a property with a mortgage?

During the conveyancing process, your solicitor also has to take care of legal matters for the mortgage lender.

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

We work with lawyers who can represent the vast majority of mortgage lenders, including major banks like Santander, to smaller lenders like Coventry Building Society and Pepper Money, helping to ensure your transaction completes faster.

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Buying a home in a conservation area

When you buy a home in a conservation area, your conveyancer will check for restrictive covenants, e.g. business use restrictions or rights of way. Conservation areas in Matlock and across the Derbyshire Dales local authority include:

  • Edensor
  • Calton Lees
  • Stoney Middleton
  • Parwich

Buying a listed building

Approximately half a million listed properties exist in England and Wales, 2,624 of which are in Derbyshire Dales Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Matlock include:

  • Lea Main Road, Lea, Matlock, Dethick, Lea And Holloway, Amber Valley, Derbyshire
  • 1 And 2 The Row, Lea Main Road, Lea, Matlock, Dethick, Lea And Holloway, Amber Valley, Derbyshire

Owning a listed building can be a challenge for the unwary. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will offer guidance on the obligations imposed by listed property ownership. Examples include maintenance of historic features, consent for any alterations that might change the character of the property and an obligation to maintain and preserve the property to prevent deterioration.

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New Build

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build property in Matlock is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A good solicitor in Matlock will need to be qualified to handle things like handling structural guarantees, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Castle.

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

Leasehold flats

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and short leases.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Matlock

When selling property in Matlock, your solicitor will arrange all the necessary documentation, including the title deeds and property information forms, and will help you answer these forms. The duties of a seller's solicitor includes responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries, dealing with complications like a defective lease and handling the mortgage redemption.

In order to facilitate a faster completion, the solicitor will work with both sides, such as agents, lenders and landlords.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat usually takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time required by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond, so the seller's solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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

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Remortgaging a property in Matlock

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

It's important that you check your remortgage solicitor's lender panel membership before you instruct.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are on the legal panels of over 100 mortgage lenders, so whether you are changing to a discount mortgage with NatWest or moving to a 3-year tracker rate with Accord, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Transferring Equity in Matlock

Whether you are gifting a home, buying out an ex-partner after a separation or dealing with inheritance tax planning, you will need to transfer equity. Your legal representative will handle the legal side for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Matlock?

Conveyancing solicitors fees

These fees are paid to your conveyancer for the work they carry out on your behalf. The conveyancing quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.

Conveyancing disbursements

Disbursements are the payments incurred by your conveyancer during the conveyancing process. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check what's included in your quote

When comparing quotes, beware of hidden charges not mentioned in the initial conveyancing quote. Some firms set out additional charges in their terms and conditions, leading to a higher-than-expected final bill.

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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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