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Conveyancing & Property Solicitors

Buy To Let Conveyancing Solicitors

Buy to let properties are an increasingly popular investment in the UK. Unlike buying a residential property however, buy to let properties come with their own challenges. Specialist buy to let mortgages, and your continuing obligations after completion are just some of the issues you'll face with a buy to let property.

Our expert property solicitors have helped thousands of our clients add a new property to their portfolios. Our experienced team of buy to let solicitors combine national coverage with exceptional local knowledge, and we strive to make the whole process as clear, stress-free and efficient as possible.

We won't just guide you through purchasing the investment property, we have the resources available to offer you on-going support and guidance, whether you're a first time investor or the holder of a large property portfolio.

We are a full service firm, which means that our experienced advisors can assist with more varied matters like planning and environmental law, the tax implications of an investment and any litigation that might arise from problems with any tenancies.

To find out more about our buy to let conveyancing service, please get in touch with our team. You can get an instant quote online with our Conveyancing Calculator, call us on 0330 123 0068 or fill in our contact form and we'll call you back.

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  • Helen Hutchison
  • Legal Executive - Partner
Meet The Team
Buy To Let - More Information
    • What Is Conveyancing?
    • The term 'conveyancing' covers all the legal and administrative work needed when buying and selling property or transferring ownership of land and buildings from one person to another. For a standard transaction this might include:

      • Investigation of the title of the property
      • Document preparation
      • Writing and exchanging contracts
      • Payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax
      • Registration at the Land Registry.

      There are many legal requirements which need to be met before a change in ownership of any property can take place. The process can be complicated and stressful but our team of specialist conveyancing solicitors will help make your transaction as smooth as possible.

      Read more in our Conveyancing Guide.

    • What Does Conveyancing Cost?
    • The cost of conveyancing for buying, selling, or remortgaging a property can include:

      • Conveyancer's fees plus VAT
      • Search expenses
      • Freeholder fees
      • Land Registry fees

      The exact fees you have to pay depend on the specifics of your transaction.

      Our Conveyancing Calculator will give you an instant conveyancing costs quote for properties worth up to £500,000. It will calculate our legal fees and estimate the Land Registry Fees and Search Fees for your transaction.

      Use our Conveyancing Fees Calculator today to work out how much your transaction will cost. For properties valued above £500,000, please call 0370 1500 100 or contact us online.

      You’ll also have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on certain property transactions. Learn more in our Stamp Duty Guide.

    • How Long Does Conveyancing Take?
    • Every transaction is different and each can take a different amount of time. The average time period is between 6-12 weeks depending on the speed of searches and mortgage offers, the other parties in the chain, the complexity of the transaction and more.

      We understand how important it is to resolve property matters quickly, especially when they concern your family home. Our expert property solicitors will always endeavour to complete your transaction as quickly as possible. With a full service available via post, phone and email, you can take care of everything when it's convenient for you.

      See our Conveyancing Guide to find out more about how long the conveyancing process takes.

    • Why Should I Choose Irwin Mitchell For My Conveyancing?
    • Irwin Mitchell is one of the leading national property firms and we are passionate about delivering excellent results for each and every client. Our property lawyers are highly experienced experts who will ensure you receive a prompt and reliable service.

      We will keep you up to date, in plain English, at each step of the sale or purchase. In the unfortunate event that a dispute arises, we are here to deal with it on your behalf, seeking a swift and favourable resolution.

      Our conveyancing service is competitively and simply priced with all costs laid out upfront so there are no nasty surprises later on. You can manage the entire process by post, phone or email but we also have conveyancing solicitors based in offices around the country for when a personal touch is required.

      Call free us on 0330 123 0068 to find out more about how we can help you.

    • Meet The Team
    • Our Conveyancing and Property solicitors form one of the largest and most experienced teams in the country. Members of our team are regularly recognised as leading experts in their field by top legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

      Whenever you contact our team you can expect friendly, enthusiastic advice and support. We understand that buying or selling property can be a complicated and stressful process which is why we are dedicated to making your transaction as simple and stress-free as possible.

      Meet our team of expert conveyancing and property solicitors.

The conveyancing team was absolutely brilliant: professional, knowledgeable and courteous throughout. I can’t fault the service I received."

Mrs M, Client
Mrs C

Frequently Asked Questions

What's The Difference Between Buying A Property To Let And Buying A Property As Your Home?

Unless you're buying the property outright, you'll need a buy to let mortgage to purchase a property with the intention of letting it out. It differs from an "ordinary" mortgage in several ways:

  1. The amount you can borrow is not limited by your financial situation, like an "ordinary" mortgage, but is instead calculated against the projected income from your rented property. There are other stipulations too, but these tend to vary from lender to lender. A large percentage of lenders need you to own your own residential property (some for at least six months) and others just require you to own a property, so you could have another buy to let property and live in rented accommodation and still be eligible.
  2. An "ordinary" mortgage has clauses in it that prevent the property from being let to tenants, or require you to get permission from the mortgage lender before doing so. So, if you let the property without informing the lender, then you're in breach of the terms of the mortgage. This means that the lender could then take action against you, including demanding immediate repayment of the mortgage in full.

There are also important Stamp Duty Land Tax considerations to take into account, such as the additional 3% liability to pay on top of the normal SDLT rates if you are buying an investment property. See our Stamp Duty Land Tax guide.

The law surrounding buy to let mortgages can be confusing, but our conveyancing and property experts are here to help guide and advise you on the best course of action whether you're buying your first buy to let property or you're an experienced landlord with an extensive portfolio.

To find out how we can help you buying a property to let, call us on 0330 123 0068 or fill in our contact form and we will call you back.

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How Will You Keep Me Updated?

We understand that the legal aspect of buy to let is just one of the many concerns you'll have when you're purchasing a property. We work hard to make sure that all the legal issues are handled seamlessly while keeping you informed and up-to-date every step of the way. We offer our clients:

  • Regular progress updates via email
  • An online case tracker to keep you in the loop at each stage of the transaction
  • Direct phone and email access to your designated team
  • Everything is done by post and email, so no need to visit our office

If you are looking to buy a property to let, we'd love to hear from you. Call us on 0330 123 0068 or fill in our contact form and we will call you back.

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What Specialist Buy To Let Services Do Irwin Mitchell Offer?

We're not just here to help with the conveyancing to purchase your investment property, we're a full service law firm and as such can offer our clients a wide range of support services. Whether you're looking for help drafting tenancy agreements, legal assistance with a dispute, or advice on the tax implications of your investment, we can help.

We also offer a full packaged service that guides you through the transaction from the very beginning, when you make an offer via the estate agent, through to the final stages of preparing tenancy agreements and deciding whether to use a managing agent or not. Our involvement doesn't need to end when the purchase has completed, we can be there for you throughout.

To speak to one of our team of property experts about how we can help, please either call us on 0330 123 0068 or fill in our contact form and we will call you back.

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Awards & Accreditation

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK.

Private Client Team of the Year - Legal Business Awards 2018 chambers-high-net-worth-firm-2018-logo eprivateclient Top Law Firms 2017 chambers-2019 legal-500-2019

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