Conveyancing Near Me

Expert solicitors for conveyancing near me in Beverley, Hull and York

If you are intending to move home, you will need solicitors to carry out the conveyancing on your behalf. At Lockings Solicitors, we deal with a full range of property transactions for clients from our offices in Beverley, Hull, York.

We have been helping local families move house for many years. Our experience means that we are able to deal effectively with any problems that might arise. We understand that buying and selling property can be stressful and we always provide the support and guidance needed, as well as working proactively to avoid delays.

We are accredited by the Law Society under their Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This is awarded to law firms that provide the highest standards of legal competence, risk management and client service. We are also approved by all major mortgage lenders.

We offer a FREE no-obligation chat so that you can ask us any initial questions you may have. 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.

Choosing local solicitors

Using local conveyancing solicitors offers several advantages. Having operated in the area for a long time, we have built up strong relationships in the local property industry, including with estate agents, other local solicitors and managing agents. This means that we have established lines of communication and can easily discuss issues that arise, working together where necessary to find solutions to difficulties.

We have contacts at the local authority offices, so if any adverse results arise on local searches, we will be able to liaise with them effectively to secure further information as needed.

All of our property lawyers have wide experience of the local area. Our local knowledge means that we are often aware of potential concerns at the outset. We will be able to discuss the situation with you early on and move to obtain any necessary documentation quickly to avoid hold-ups.

Local conveyancing solicitors in Beverley, Hull and York

We welcome clients in person at all of our offices.

We also offer a secure online portal that is very popular with many of our clients. This will allow you to provide the initial information that we need straightaway and at a time to suit you. This includes verifying your identity, which we are required to do by law, and completing and signing the initial forms. Everything will then be available to us immediately.

Clients are often recommended to us by friends and family in the area and you can see some of the testimonials we have received here

Conveyancing FAQs

When should I instruct a solicitor?

You can instruct a solicitor as soon as you decide to start looking for a property to buy or you decide to put your home on the market. If you ask us to deal with your conveyancing, we will carry out the preliminary work straightaway so that once you have had an offer accepted or you find a buyer, we are in a position to start moving your transaction forward immediately.

We will initially verify your identity, open a file and let you have the documents that you will need to fill in. For example, if you are selling, you will need to fill in property information and fixtures and fittings forms. These will be sent to your buyer’s solicitor in the initial package of documents that they will need from us, along with the sale contract.

By putting a solicitor in place early on, you can potentially reduce the time taken to reach exchange of contracts by as much as a couple of weeks. If you are buying a property, it also demonstrates to the seller that you are a serious buyer and are ready to start work.

How long does conveyancing take?

The length of time taken to complete a sale or purchase can vary quite widely. If you are in a chain, then any hold-ups will affect everyone, so it tends to be a slightly slower process. Potential delays include when someone is waiting for their mortgage offer, where a problem has been revealed on a survey and where documents are awaited from a third party such as the local authority or the managing agent of a block of flats.

We always work proactively to chase up outstanding information regularly and push transactions forward as quickly as possible. We stay in close contact with buyers’ and sellers’ solicitors and estate agents so that we know early on if there are any potential problems that need dealing with.

While an average transaction may take around three to four months, it can be possible to complete more quickly, for example, if you will not be taking out a mortgage and you are not in a chain.

How much does conveyancing cost?

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.

What does the conveyancing process involve?

If you are buying a property, once you have had an offer accepted, the seller’s solicitor will send us the contract package. This will include details of the legal title to the property, property information forms, a fixtures and fittings list and copies of relevant documents such as planning consents and guarantees.

We will go through the information, apply for searches and send the seller’s solicitor a list of the questions we have.

Your mortgage lender will send us your mortgage offer. Once we have the search results and satisfactory replies to our enquiries, we will report to you on the property and you can sign the contract and the mortgage deed.

We will need a deposit from you to enable us to exchange contracts. This is usually 10% of the purchase price, but if you are tying in a sale, then we can use the deposit from this.

We will discuss completion dates with you and then exchange contracts with the seller’s solicitor. This is the point at which the transaction becomes legally binding and the completion date will be set.

Next, your mortgage advance will be ordered in readiness for completion and we will let you know how much we will need from you in cleared funds.

On the day of completion, we will send the balance of the purchase price to the seller’s solicitor. Once they have received this, they will let us know so that we can tell you. They will also authorise the estate agent to release the keys to you and you will be able to pick them up and move in.

Following completion, we will arrange to pay the Stamp Duty on your purchase and register the mortgage and your ownership with HM Land Registry.

Contact conveyancing solicitors near me in East Yorkshire and the York area

If you are thinking of moving house and you are looking for local conveyancing solicitors, we will be happy to hear from you. We are known for both our property expertise and the exceptional service we provide.

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 Enquiries 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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