Conveyancing Solicitors in Nelson

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Conveyancing in Nelson

Conveyancing is the work a solicitor does to transfer the legal title of a house or flat from one person to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Nelson, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Nelson and throughout Pendle 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: Blackburn, Burnley and Pontypridd

Nelson Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Nelson

A town in Lancashire, Nelson is known for its parks, Pendle Hill, and its nearby historic Pendle Heritage Centre. It has a railway station, providing links to Colne and Blackpool. The town has a population of approximately 29,000.

Nelson house prices

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

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Council Tax in Nelson (2023/24)

Nelson is in Pendle Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,534.36
B £1,790.08
C £2,045.81
D £2,301.54
E £2,812.99
F £3,324.45
G £3,835.90
H £4,603.08

What does a Nelson conveyancing solicitor do?

For a house or flat purchase, your conveyancing solicitor will handle all the legal elements of buying a home.

They will order property searches, raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, review the contract of sale and handle post-completion tasks, including paying SDLT and HMLR registration.

In addition to standard searches, Nelson conveyancing solicitors may carry out searches for historic mine works and industrial contamination.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

During the process of buying a house, your solicitor also has to take care of legal matters for the lender. If your solicitor isn't accepted on your bank's panel, it may take many weeks longer to complete the purchase.

We work with lawyers who can represent the vast majority of mortgage lenders, such as major banks like Nationwide, to smaller lenders like Newcastle Building Society and Lendco - helping to facilitate a faster completion for your purchase.

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Conservation area

When you purchase a flat or house in a Nelson conservation area, your property lawyer will need to check for restrictions on how you can use the flat or house, including restrictions on property usage, and planning restrictions.

Conservation areas in Nelson and across the Pendle local authority include Brierfield Mills, Newchurch and Spenbrook, Earby, Wycoller, Lomeshaye Industrial Hamlet and Nelson.

Listed buildings

There exist around 500,000 listed properties in England and Wales - around 340 of which are in Pendle Borough Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Nelson include:

  • Walverden Cottage, Boston Street, Nelson, Pendle, Lancashire
  • Ringstone Hill Farmhouse, Crawshaw Lane, Nelson, Pendle, Lancashire
  • Cold Weather House, Halifax Road, Nelson, Pendle, Lancashire
  • Lomeshaye Bridge Number 140 Leeds And Liverpool Canal, Nelson, Nelson, Leeds And Liverpool Canal, Pendle, Lancashire
  • Church Of St Mary, Manchester Road, Nelson, Pendle, Lancashire

Buying and owning a listed property is not for the faint-hearted. Examples of the duties faced by listed property owners include maintenance of historic features, and required consent for landscaping. Our experienced panel of solicitors will discuss with you what commitments you are making as a listed building owner.

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Buying a leasehold property

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unfair clauses in the lease.

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

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Selling a property in Nelson

At the start of the property selling process in Nelson, your lawyer will compile key documents, including the sale contract and property information forms.

A seller's solicitor's duties include sorting out potential snags, responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries and taking charge of the mortgage redemption.

The solicitor will also communicate effectively with the other parties, like agents, lenders and landlords, to make sure your sale is completed successfully.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by to source this information.

The solicitor ought to start this process even before a sale has been agreed, because this paperwork can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Nelson

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

Before instructing, verify your lender's legal panel includes your remortgage solicitor.

Our partner panel solicitors can act for over 100 building societies and banks. Whether you are changing to a 2-year fixed rate with Yorkshire Building Society or taking out a first time buyer mortgage from Swansea Building Society, we can help you.

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Transfer of equity in Nelson

Whether you are tax planning for the future, buying out an ex-partner after a separation or gifting a share of a property, you'll need to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your conveyancer will handle all the required documentation for a fixed fee.

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How much should I budget for conveyancing in Nelson?

Don't be surprised if some of the costs listed on a conveyancing quote seem unfamiliar.

Conveyancing solicitors fees

These legal fees are paid to your lawyer for the work they complete on your behalf. The quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.


The conveyancing quote should also include any disbursements, which are third-party costs, including Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a pre-completion search.

Check the terms and conditions

Double-check for additional fees or charges, when comparing quotes. Some solicitors' quotes may include additional charges in the small print. This can mean an inflated 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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