Conveyancing Solicitors in Newcastle Under Lyme

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Conveyancing in Newcastle Under Lyme

Conveyancing is the legal process of buying and selling property, where a solicitor ensures that the transfer of ownership complies with legal requirements. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Newcastle Under Lyme, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Newcastle Under Lyme and Newcastle-under-Lyme 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.

Newcastle Under Lyme Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Newcastle Under Lyme

A market town in Staffordshire, Newcastle Under Lyme is known for its vibrant town centre, Brampton Park, and its proximity to the city of Stoke-on-Trent. The town has a population of approximately 75,000.

Newcastle Under Lyme house prices

The average price paid for a property in Newcastle Under Lyme between March and April 2024 was £193,714 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Newcastle Under Lyme (2023/24)

Newcastle Under Lyme is in Newcastle-under-Lyme Council.

What does a Newcastle Under Lyme conveyancing solicitor do?

The conveyancing solicitor will address all the legal details of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. Your solicitor will order property searches, raise questions for the seller's solicitor, review contracts and ensure that post-purchase requirements, such as registering the property ownership with the Land Registry, are completed.

Newcastle Under Lyme conveyancing solicitors could also undertake coal mining searches, due to the area's mining history.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

If you are getting a mortgage, your solicitor will also need to act for the bank.

Your transaction could take weeks longer if your property lawyer is not on your chosen lender's panel.

Our chosen panel lawyers have established relationships with the majority of banks and specialist lenders, including major banks like Santander, to smaller lenders like Skipton Building Society and CHL Mortgages - facilitating a quicker completion of your transaction.

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We have also helped Newcastle Under Lyme home buyers with the legal work for:

Conservation area

When you purchase a house or flat in a conservation area, your conveyancer will need to check for potential planning breaches, which could include obligations towards property maintenance, and missing consents for landscaping.

Conservation areas in Newcastle Under Lyme and across the Newcastle-under-Lyme local authority include:

  • Basford
  • Whitmore
  • Stubbs Walks
  • Betley

Buying a listed building

There are more than half a million listed properties across the country, 383 of which are in Newcastle-under-Lyme Council.

Newcastle Under Lyme listed buildings include:

  • Brampton House, 10 And 12 Queen Street, Newcastle Under Lyme, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • Church Of St Paul, Victoria Road, Newcastle Under Lyme, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • 3 King Street, Newcastle Under Lyme, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • Bradwell House, 16 And 18 King Street, Newcastle Under Lyme, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • School House, Knutton Road, Wolstanton, Newcastle Under Lyme, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Buying and owning a listed building is not for the faint-hearted. Examples of the duties faced by listed property owners include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, and required consent for landscaping. Our experienced panel of solicitors will advise you on what duties your ownership will impose.

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New Build

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Newcastle Under Lyme is often more involved than that for a pre-built and owned property.

Your solicitor in Newcastle Under Lyme will need to be qualified to handle things like investigating developer incentives, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Trenwick International.

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

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Selling a house or flat in Newcastle Under Lyme

As part of the property selling process in Newcastle Under Lyme, the solicitor will prepare the necessary documentation, including title deeds and property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

The lawyer will resolve any potential issues and advise on enquiries sent by the buyer's conveyancer.

By taking steps to communicate effectively with the other parties, including estate agents and banks or building societies, your lawyer will ensure the sale of your property completes without a hitch.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, it can take much more time to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold house or flat, compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time needed by to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

The solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed, because the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property.

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

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Remortgaging

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

Before you appoint a solicitor to handle your remortgage, verify your solicitor is on your chosen lender's panel.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are on all major banks and building societies' panels, so whether you are switching to a 5-year fixed rate from Metro Bank or moving to an interest only mortgage with Bluestone, we can assist.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are gifting a share of a property, dealing with inheritance tax planning or buying out an ex-spouse after a divorce, you'll need to carry out a transfer of equity. Your solicitor will handle the legal side for a low, fixed fee.

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Conveyancing costs in Newcastle Under Lyme: What to expect

You can get an online conveyancing quote in minutes, but making sense of what you actually be paying can be a challenge.

Conveyancing legal fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These legal fees are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the tasks they complete.

Disbursements

Disbursements are third-party expenses incurred during the purchase, sale or other conveyancing transaction. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and telegraphic transfer fees.

Check what's included in your quote

Some solicitors' quotes include additional fees in the small print, resulting in an inflated final bill. If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, watch out for additional charges.

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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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