Best Local Conveyancing Quotes

If you are buying or selling in the East Yorkshire or York area, you are probably looking for the best local conveyancing quotes. It is important to have a breakdown of the amount you will need to spend, showing all of the associated costs so that you know what to expect and can budget accordingly.

At Lockings Solicitors, we will make sure that you have a comprehensive conveyancing quote at the outset so that you know exactly how much our fees will be, as well as how much you will need to pay for other related expenses.

Our property team are highly experienced conveyancers and we have been representing clients buying and selling property in Beverley, Hull, York and beyond for many years. We are known for the excellent value for money that we provide as well as the exceptional service we offer at what can be a stressful time.

Our legal expertise means that, should a problem arise, we have the understanding to deal with it promptly and effectively. We know that it is important to avoid delays and we always work proactively to move a transaction along as quickly as possible.

We offer an online conveyancing portal that our clients often choose to use. This means that you will be able to provide us with the information that we need, such as proof of your identity or completed forms, at your convenience. It is also the fastest way to let us have documents without the need to come into our offices.

We offer a FREE initial chat so that you can ask us any questions you may have. We will also be happy to provide a full conveyancing quote so that you know exactly how much your sale or purchase will cost. Call us on 01482 300 200, email us at welcome@lockings.co.uk or fill in our Free Online Enquiry and we will call you back promptly. We have offices in Beverley, Hull and York and we deal with conveyancing in East Yorkshire, the York area and beyond.

We are on the panels of approved solicitors of all major mortgage lenders. We also hold the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation in recognition of the high standards of legal competence, risk management and client service we provide.

What does a local conveyancing quote include?

Local conveyancing quote for property sale

If you are selling your property, there are a handful of costs in addition to the legal fees that you need to be aware of.

Firstly, we will need to order an official copy of the legal title to your property, plus an official plan from HM Land Registry.

We may also need to transfer money electronically, including to your mortgage lender to redeem your mortgage or to you to transfer the sale proceeds and a charge is made for this.

If you have a mortgage, we will obtain a redemption statement early on in the transaction so that you have a good idea of the amount involved. It could include a deeds release fee, an administration fee and, if you will be redeeming your mortgage early, an early redemption penalty.

By providing you with a statement at this stage, you will know exactly what you are likely to be charged so that you can budget accordingly.

Local conveyancing quote for property purchase

If you are buying a property, there are several additional expenses as well as the legal fees. You will need a number of searches. Which ones will be required will depend on the property and the area in which it is located.

A local search is always needed. This will reveal a wide range of information, including planning agreements, proposals for rails, road or traffic schemes or planning decisions in the area and some environmental information.

You may also need:

  • A drainage search
  • An environmental search
  • A flood risk report
  • A coal mining search
  • A radon report

For your peace of mind and protection, the top three items are included in our standard search back and if any of the searches are required our expert conveyancers will identify this and advise you accordingly.

You are also advised to have a survey carried out. There are different levels of survey depending on the age and condition of the property. If you are buying an older home or it is of unusual construction or you intend to renovate it or carry out extensive work, you should have a more in-depth survey carried out, such as an RICS Level 3 survey.

Stamp Duty is payable on the proportion of the purchase price that is over £250,000. If your property costs between £250,001 and £925,000, Stamp Duty is payable at 5%.

Other potential costs include your mortgage arrangement fee, the lender’s valuation fee, bankruptcy and official search fees, the cost of transferring the purchase money electronically to your seller’s solicitor and the Land Registry’s fee for registering your ownership of the property following completion.

What does a conveyancing quote cover?

Property sale conveyancing quote

The legal costs in respect of a property sale will generally cover the following work:

  • Verifying your identity
  • Ordering a copy of your title and the plan to your property
  • Providing you with the property information and fixtures and fittings forms for completion
  • Drafting the contract for sale
  • Sending the contract package, including copy planning consents, guarantees and other relevant documents, to the buyer’s solicitor
  • Replying to the buyer’s enquiries
  • Liaising with you as to completion and obtaining your signature to the contract
  • Exchanging contracts
  • Obtaining a final mortgage redemption statement and providing you with a completion statement
  • Obtaining your signature to the transfer
  • On completion, discharging your mortgage and sending the title deeds to the buyer’s solicitor
  • Sending you the balance of completion money

Property purchase conveyancing quote

The legal costs in respect of a purchase will cover the following standard work:

  • Verifying your identity
  • Going through the contract package, to include property and other information and raising enquiries with the seller’s solicitor
  • Applying for the necessary searches
  • Going through the replies to enquiries and search results and raising further enquiries where necessary
  • Going through your mortgage offer
  • Reporting to you on the property and obtaining your signature to the contract and the mortgage deed
  • Providing you with a statement showing the amount required to exchange and complete
  • Receiving and clearing your deposit
  • Liaising with you as to completion date
  • Exchanging contracts and paying the deposit to the seller’s solicitor
  • Drafting the transfer document
  • Carrying out pre-completion searches
  • Reporting to your mortgage lender and ordering your mortgage advance
  • Sending you a completion statement and receiving cleared funds
  • On completion day, sending the balance of purchase money to the seller’s solicitor
  • Advising you of completion
  • Following completion, paying Stamp Duty, registering your ownership and mortgage with HM Land Registry

Conveyancing quotes

We will be happy to provide you with a clear quote if you are thinking of selling or buying or both and all quotes come with clear price guarantee so you can budget with confidence.

We also provide a free guide, Understanding Conveyancing Fees, which you are welcome to download.

If you would like to discuss the costs or any other aspect of conveyancing, please feel free to call us and we will be pleased to answer your questions.

Contact our East Yorkshire and York area solicitors for the best local conveyancing quotes

If you are thinking of buying or selling a property and you are looking for the best local conveyancing quotes, we will be happy to hear from you. We offer an exceptional service and deal with all types of property transaction, including complex and high value cases.

You can ring us for a FREE initial chat on 01482 300 200, email us at welcome@lockings.co.uk or fill in our Free Online Enquiry and we will call you back promptly. We have offices in Beverley, Hull and York and deal with conveyancing in East Yorkshire, the York area and beyond.

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