Conveyancing (Transferring Property)

Residential Conveyancing

Moving house can be stressful. At Eccles Heddon, we have a team of specialist, highly qualified and approachable lawyers who are committed to making the whole process as smooth as possible for you and your family. Whether you are selling, buying, or both, we can help.

Once you have agreed to buy or sell a property, the next step will be to appoint a lawyer to deal with the conveyancing on your behalf. The estate agent will usually ask for those details as soon as possible so that the paperwork can be started. You can ring any of our three offices to discuss the deal with our property team and get the ball rolling immediately.

If you are selling, we can even discuss your move before you market your property, or give your title a “health check” and help get your paperwork in order, so that matters proceed more quickly and efficiently as soon as you find a buyer.

We can send you our own in-house guidebook, “The Moving House Guide”, which explains the Conveyancing process in clear, easy to read terms, and is full of practical advice and knowledge.

Notwithstanding that Home Information Packs have now been abolished, the need for an Energy Performance Certificate on a sale remains. Through our professional contacts, we are able to provide you with an Energy Performance Certificate at a competitive rate, so please do contact us before making enquiries elsewhere.

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We can act for you and your mortgage lender in relation to both freehold and leasehold properties, but please remember that leasehold transactions are frequently more complex and so are likely to absorb more time.

In most domestic purchases (and sales) we can offer fixed fees. We will only increase those fees in exceptional circumstances, or if you change your mind half way through buying one property and decide to buy another instead! In addition to our fees, there may be search and land registry fees and stamp duty to pay. Unlike out of town impersonal so-called “conveyancing factories” who might offer a one size fits all service, we will agree with you a search package that is tailor made for you and the property you are buying. We also won’t add hidden charges and dress them up as expenses.

On the question of fees we aim to be competitive and fair. Whilst we cannot guarantee that our estimate will always be the lowest available, we are proud of the personal service and attention to detail which we provide to our clients and we aim to offer the highest standards of work and expertise. After all, buying a house is usually the biggest financial commitment you’ll ever make, and it pays to get the best professional advice.

With experienced lawyers based in three market towns across North Yorkshire, we have an unrivalled depth of expertise and local knowledge. This can be invaluable if you are buying and are new to the area. If you are selling, and a problem crops up with your title or with your buyer’s survey (as so often happens), we can work with you and the other professionals involved to devise ways to resolve most problems quickly and cost effectively and keep things moving. The cheap quotation you find on the internet may not be such a bargain if a delay costs you another month’s mortgage or rent payment.

We look forward to assisting you with your house move and we will do our best to ensure that it is a straightforward and relaxed experience from the time you agree the deal to the day you collect the keys.

In addition to house transfers we also deal with other property matters such as mortgages, tenancy agreements, notices to quit and recovery of possession of houses, rights of way and other wayleaves.

To discuss our residential conveyancing services in more detail, please contact Carol Wood (Ripon), Angela Thompson (Bedale) or Andrew Clarke (Thirsk).

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