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Conveyancing in Settle

Conveyancing is the legal process carried out by a solicitor to transfer the ownership of a property from one person to another. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Settle, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped Settle and Craven 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: Harrogate, Middlesbrough and York

Settle Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Settle

Settle is a small market town located in North Yorkshire. Nestled amidst stunning countryside, the town is a gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, known for its scenic walks and natural beauty. Its quaint town centre boasts a selection of local shops, traditional pubs, and charming tea rooms, as well as the historic Settle Market. A major point of interest is the Settle-Carlisle Railway, one of the most scenic rail routes in the UK. With a strong sense of community and an idyllic rural setting, Settle is a truly unique place to live. The town has a population of approximately 2,600.

Settle house prices

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

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Council Tax in Settle (2023/24)

Settle is in Craven District Council.

What does a Settle property lawyer do?

Your conveyancing solicitor will handle the legal aspects of buying a property.

The solicitor will order property searches, raise questions for the seller, review the contract of sale, and complete any post-sale actions, such as HMLR registration.

Settle conveyancing solicitors may carry out checks for national Park-related issues (Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors) and flood risk checks.

Purchasing a home with a mortgage?

Whether you are a first-time buyer or buying a commercial property, your solicitor must also complete legal work for the lender.

Your transaction could take weeks longer and also cost more if your conveyancer is not on your lender's panel.

Our chosen partner solicitors have established relationships with the majority of banks and specialist lenders, facilitating a quicker completion of your transaction.

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Buying in a conservation area

When you buy a property in a Settle conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will need to check for covenants and restrictions, including street appearance restrictions or tree preservation orders (TPOs). Conservation areas in Settle and across the Craven local authority include:

  • Eastby
  • Embsay
  • Ingleton
  • Appletreewick

New Build

The legal work for buying a new build home in Settle is more complicated than buying an existing property.

Your solicitor in Settle must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, handling initial Land Registry registration and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and CRL.

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Selling a property in Settle

When selling property in Settle, the solicitor will compile key documents, including the contract of sale and the various property information forms, and help you fill out these forms.

Their duties entail resolving any potential issues, answering enquiries from the buyer's solicitor and taking charge of the mortgage redemption.

Your lawyer will also coordinate with both sides, like agents, managing agents and lenders, so the transfer of ownership is completed successfully.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Settle?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more complicated than it is for a freehold home.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Settle will usually undertake additional tasks. This can involve collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the lease.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before.

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Remortgaging a property in Settle

The official base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor to handle your remortgage, your solicitor needs to be able to act on your lender's behalf.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are on all major lenders' panels, so whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society or taking out a tracker mortgage from Swansea Building Society, we can help take care of the legal side.

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Transfer of equity in Settle

If you aim to change the ownership structure of your property, whether you are dealing with inheritance tax planning, transferring the ownership of your property to a child or changing the legal ownership structure, you'll need to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your solicitor will deal with the legal work for a fixed fee.

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How much are solicitors' conveyancing fees in Settle?

Solicitors' fees

These fees are what your solicitor or conveyancer 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, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.


The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, including Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Check for hidden costs

Beware of extra fees, if you are comparing quotes. Some solicitors' quotes may include additional charges in their terms and conditions, resulting in a higher final bill.

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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