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Conveyancing in Newark

Conveyancing is the legal process a solicitor follows to ensures the proper transfer of property from one owner to another. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Newark, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Newark and throughout Peterborough 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: Cambridge, Mansfield, Nottingham and Peterborough

Newark Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Newark

Newark-on-Trent is a desireable market town in Nottinghamshire. It grew up around its castle and market place and was an important centre for the cloth and wool trades. There are several major employers in the town, including food manufacturers, distribution hubs and engineering companies. The number of people in employment is higher than the national average and earnings are 7% higher than in the surrounding East Midlands region.

There are a number of attractive small towns and villages surrounding Newark and the town has excellent transport links via the East Coast railway and A1 motorway.

Newark house prices

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

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Council Tax in Newark (2023/24)

Newark is in Peterborough City Council.

Band Amount
A £1,308.94
B £1,527.10
C £1,745.25
D £1,963.41
E £2,399.72
F £2,836.04
G £3,272.35
H £3,926.82

What does a Newark conveyancing solicitor do?

A conveyancer plays a key role after an offer has been accepted, and steers the buyer through the legal aspects of buying a home. Your solicitor will carry out comprehensive due diligence, like ordering searches from authorities such as Peterborough UA, raising enquires, ensuring necessary funds are correctly transferred and registering you as the new owner at HMLR.

Newark conveyancing solicitors could also undertake coal mining and brine extraction searches.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

If you are buying a house or flat with a mortgage, your solicitor will check the property to confirm that the property is worth the loan that the lender will provide.

If your conveyancing solicitor isn't accepted on your bank or building society's panel, it could take weeks longer to buy your house.

Our chosen panel lawyers have established relationships with the majority of mortgage lenders, helping to facilitate a faster completion for your purchase.

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Buying in a conservation area

When buying a house or flat in a Newark conservation area, your conveyancer will need to check for covenants and restrictions, including a breach of the conservation area 'Article 4 Directions' or area consents. Conservation areas in Newark and across the Peterborough local authority include Eye, Marholm, Longthorpe and Peterborough.

Buying a listed building

Somewhere in the region of 500,000 listed properties exist across the country - around 1,000 of which are in Peterborough City Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Newark include:

  • 9 And 11 Northgate, Newark, Newark And Sherwood, Nottinghamshire
  • 18 Northgate, Newark, Newark And Sherwood, Nottinghamshire
  • 35 And 35A, Pelham Street, Newark, Newark And Sherwood, Nottinghamshire
  • 33 And 35 Portland Street, Newark, Newark And Sherwood, Nottinghamshire
  • Governor's House, 24 Stodman Street, Newark, Newark And Sherwood, Nottinghamshire

Buying and owning a listed property is not for the faint-hearted. Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include required consent for landscaping, and public access to certain areas. Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will explain to you what duties your ownership will impose.

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New Build

The legal work for purchasing a new build home in Newark can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A good solicitor in Newark will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, ensuring compliance with planning regulations and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and BOPAS.

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Leasehold flats

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complicated. The many potential complications lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and onerous clauses in the lease.

A specialist leasehold 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 Newark

When selling a Newark home, the solicitor will prepare vital paperwork, including the title deeds and the various property information forms, and help you fill out these forms. The role of a conveyancer acting for the seller includes answering enquiries from the buyer's solicitor, addressing snags like a defective lease and redeeming the mortgage.

To ensure a smooth transfer, the solicitor will liaise with key parties, such as agents, lenders and landlords.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold property when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually the result of the time required by your solicitor to get these documents together.

It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so the seller's solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer.

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Remortgage in Newark

The base interest rate is 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

You should verify your preferred solicitor is approved by your mortgage lender before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are approved members of the majority of lenders, so whether you are switching to a 25-year mortgage from TSB or moving to a capped mortgage with Bradford and Bingley, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Newark Transfer of equity

Whether you are transferring the ownership of your property to a child, buying out an ex-partner after a separation or dealing with inheritance tax planning, a transfer of equity is required. Your conveyancer will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a low, fixed fee.

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How much do conveyancing solicitors fees cost in Newark?

Conveyancing solicitors fees

Conveyancing fees are paid to your solicitor for the work they carry out on your behalf. The conveyancing quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes.


Disbursements are fees that your solicitor will have to pay on your behalf for third-party services. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Check what's included in your quote

Some solicitors' quotes set out additional charges in their terms and conditions, leading to an inflated final bill. Make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote, when you compare conveyancing 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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