Local Solicitors for Conveyancing

Using local solicitors for conveyancing if you are moving house offers several advantages. We take a look at these below, as well as how we can help your sale or purchase go as smoothly as possible.

At Lockings Solicitors, we represent clients all over East Yorkshire and the York area in conveyancing transactions. We have a high level of legal expertise and an excellent reputation for our services, built up over many years of serving the local community.

We know how important it is to move a sale or purchase along efficiently, avoiding delays and ensuring you are ready to exchange contracts as soon as possible. We understand that moving house can be stressful and we always make sure we are available to discuss concerns and answer your queries as they arise.

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.

We are on the panels of approved solicitors of all major mortgage lenders, meaning we will also be able to represent them in your transaction. We 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.

Why use local solicitors for conveyancing?

Our clients appreciate the legal expertise we offer as well as our personal service. Many of those we represent are local, living in Beverley, Hull and York. Their reasons for choosing local solicitors for conveyancing include:

  • We often know the solicitors for the other side
  • Excellent local knowledge of the area
  • We are familiar with local managing agents and landlords
  • Great relationships with local estate agents
  • Contacts at the local authority offices
  • Local offices offices in Beverley, Hull and York for clients who would like to pop in or drop paperwork off.
  • We are recommended by friends and family

We often know the solicitors for the other side

Over the years, we have established good working relationships with other local solicitors. Knowing how they work and having strong mutual respect can help move a transaction along effectively. Communication can be easier and, in our experience, local solicitors in the area work well together to complete sales and purchases quickly and efficiently.

Excellent local knowledge of the area

Our local knowledge of property, developments, streets and infrastructure, built up over many years, means we can often pick up on any known problems at the outset. This means we can provide an accurate quote right from the start and discuss any potential issues with you early on.

We are familiar with local managing agents and landlords

For those buying or selling flats, including retirement apartments, we know most of the managing agents and landlords in the area. We can write to them at an early stage where necessary to request the information needed. Obtaining the necessary paperwork for flats can often be a cause of delay, so knowing the managing agent or landlord can be a big advantage where it is hoped to complete quickly.

Great relationships with local estate agents

We find that having really good relationships with our local estate agents is a big help. They are always happy to pick up the phone to us and discuss progress in a chain and how any obstacles can be dealt with.

Contacts at the local authority offices

We also have contacts at our local authority offices. This means that, should an adverse issue be revealed on a local search, we are often able to get the information needed without delay.

Local offices in Beverley, Hull and York

We offer a secure online portal that many of our clients like to use to provide us with initial information and to fill in forms, both for ease of use and speed. We also welcome clients who wish to come into our offices so you can have the best of both worlds.

We are recommended by friends and family

Our clients often recommend us to their friends and family in the area and elsewhere because of the strength of our service and our prompt and efficient attention to detail. We are always happy to hear from friends and relatives of satisfied clients and to help them have a smooth home move as well.

Our local presence

As a firm, we are proud to be active members of our local community. We take part in many local initiatives and donate to good causes in the area.

Asking us to represent you

If you would like us to represent you in a property sale or purchase, we would be happy to hear from you. We offer a free, no-obligation chat at the start so that you can discuss your transaction with us and ask us any questions you may have.

Once you are ready to go ahead, we will let you have the initial forms for completion and you can also provide us with verification of your identity so that we can get things moving for you.

How long does conveyancing take?

The length of time taken to complete a sale or a purchase will often depend on how many other parties are involved in the chain. You will need to wait until everyone is ready before the exchange of contracts can take place. Common delays include where someone is waiting for a mortgage offer, if a survey reveals a problem or where documents such as planning consents or information from a managing agent is awaited.

Instructing a solicitor early on, as soon as you decide to buy or sell, can be helpful. If you ask us to represent you, we will be able to start work straightaway so that as soon as you are ready to go ahead, we can take the necessary steps without delay. For example, if you are selling your property, we can let you have the property information and fixtures and fittings forms to fill in. We will also make sure we are ready to send out the contract package to your buyer’s solicitor as soon as you agree on a sale.

Contact our East Yorkshire and York area local solicitors for conveyancing

If you are thinking of buying or selling a property and you either live in locally and/or are looking to sell/buy in the area we recommend that you instruct local solicitors for conveyancing and we will be happy to hear from you. We offer an exceptional service and deal with all types of sales and purchases.

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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