Buy to Let Conveyancing

20% of UK households privately rent, so investing in buy to let not only provides a potentially profitable investment, but is essential to provide homes to people who cannot yet buy or prefer the flexibility of renting.

However, purchasing a buy to let property can be complex and you also need to bear in mind the demanding legal responsibilities of being a landlord.

At Wosskow Brown, our conveyancing solicitors offer a specialist service to people looking to purchase or sell buy to let properties. Whether you are a first time landlord or an experienced investor with an extensive portfolio, we have the expertise and years of experience to assist you.

There are countless ways that investing in buy to let property can challenge you or trip you up:

  • If you need financing, you will need a specialist buy to let mortgage.
  • If buying in cash, there will be stricter checks to verify the source of the money.
  • You may be buying a "fixer-upper", which will need careful investigation to ensure it’s a worthwhile investment. For example, planning permission for alterations or additions (or even to allow the property to be used as a house in multiple occupation (HMO)) may be required and might not be available – or even have been rejected in the past.
  • You may be buying at auction which, while often presenting bargains and being cost-effective, it exposes buyers to legally committing themselves, without full knowledge of the transaction at the point of bidding.
  • If the property is an HMO, you need to think about ongoing licensing requirements and the additional challenge of having multiple, unrelated tenants living with one another.
  • Whatever kind of buy to let you purchase, you will need to make sure you comply with strict legal responsibilities around building and living standards, health & safety, maintenance and renting to tenants.
  • You will need to think about tax, including higher rates of Stamp Duty, Capital Gains Tax upon selling and Income Tax. As solicitors, we are prohibited from offering any tax advice. We always advise going to an independent financial or tax advisor to ensure that you fully understand the implications of any proposed transaction.

Our team can also provide ongoing advice about complying with your duties as a landlord, from drafting tenancy agreements to resolving disputes with tenants over rent, deposits, breach of tenancy, repairs or any other issue.

Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Fixed fees – so you know how much your conveyancing will cost from start to finish.
  • Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited lawyers.
  • A friendly team who respond quickly to calls and emails.
  • Proactivity – we will chase the other side and push for progress. No delays will ever come from our side.
  • Regular updates – so you always know what’s going on.

Three simple steps to get started with our buy to let conveyancing solicitors

1.    Request a fixed fee conveyancing quote

If you are a private individual looking to invest in property, then you can get an instant idea of how much your conveyancing is likely to cost with us by using our conveyancing calculator to request an instant quote*.

Our online quote will cover our fees, VAT and information about anticipated third party costs (such as Land Registry fees).

Once you have your quote, feel free to do whatever you need to do before deciding to instruct us. Gather some more quotes and do some more research. Also, check out our team to learn about our expert conveyancers.

* If you are purchasing or selling a buy to let property via a limited company, particularly where that company is using a mortgage or secured loan facility to enable any purchase, much more is required in terms of both director duties and company documentation, in addition to lender requirements. If you are purchasing or selling a property through a limited company, you will need to get in touch with our commercial property department to obtain a bespoke quote for you purchase or sale.

2.    Give us a call or send us a message

We have local offices across Sheffield on Attercliffe Road,  in Gleadless and Hillsborough, plus an office in Barnsley.

So, give us a call at your nearest branch, or fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll give you a call back as soon as possible.

3.    Let us work for you

We are ready to work for you from the moment you need us. But before we can really get stuck in to your property transaction, there will be some administrative tasks to get out of the way, such as verifying your identity and seeking your approval to our terms & conditions. So, if you can, get in touch at least a week or two before you need us.

At the point of instruction, we’ll also confirm your buy to let conveyancing quote in writing. We specialise in fixed fee conveyancing, so you can trust that the price we quote will be what you pay.

We promise to never go outside your quote unless extra work is required (which is sometimes necessary if there are delays or unexpected issues). However, we will contact you before doing any extra work to explain what needs doing and to get your agreement.

How our buy to let conveyancing lawyers can help you

We can assist with all matters relating to buying and selling buy to let property, including:

  • Carrying out property checks and searches and reporting on the legal title.
  • Handling buy to let mortgages and liaising with your lender.
  • Advising on rights and restrictions, such as boundaries and access.
  • Drafting and reviewing all necessary legal documentation and providing clear advice to you.
  • Advising on buying and selling buy to let properties at auction.
  • Handling sales and purchases of multiple properties and advising on property portfolio management.
  • Advising on tenancy agreements and your rights and obligations as a landlord.

Why choose our buy to let solicitors in Sheffield and Barnsley?

Our Conveyancing team are accredited members of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) in independent recognition of our skills in the area of property law.

But what does this mean for you? It means:

  • We succeed at what we do – you can trust that your transaction is in safe hands.
  • We are skilled at spotting risks before they cause you problems, so our clients don’t have to worry about unnecessary delays during their conveyancing.
  • We’re open and upfront about our fees. You’ll never be surprised by hidden costs.
  • We’re approved to work with a wide range of mortgage lenders, from major high street banks to small local building societies. This means you can choose the best mortgage deal without having to worry about whether the lender will work with your lawyer.

Get in touch with our buy to let conveyancing solicitors in Sheffield and Barnsley today

We have local offices across Sheffield on Attercliffe Road,  in Gleadless and Hillsborough, plus an office in Barnsley.

Give us a call at your nearest branch or fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll give you a call back as soon as possible.

Very Pleased, Would Recommend

I was highly satisfied with the work carried out. Every time I called there was someone there to help and advise me. I was very pleased and would recommend you.

Mr Barton

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2019-05-16T10:41:20+01:00

Mr Barton

I was highly satisfied with the work carried out. Every time I called there was someone there to help and advise me. I was very pleased and would recommend you. 

Above and Beyond

Service was above and beyond expected; impressed with the sheer determination to help us in every way!

Mr Martin

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2019-05-29T12:14:25+01:00

Mr Martin

Service was above and beyond expected; impressed with the sheer determination to help us in every way!

High Level of Service

We didn't expect such a high level of service, well done!

Mrs Holloway

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2019-05-28T12:02:29+01:00

Mrs Holloway

We didn't expect such a high level of service, well done!

Clear and Understanding

The file handler was very understanding and explained everything clearly!

Mrs Yoxall

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2019-05-20T15:43:13+01:00

Mrs Yoxall

The file handler was very understanding and explained everything clearly!

Absolutely Amazing

Absolutely amazing, don’t change anything!

Mrs Atkinson

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2018-12-21T11:17:04+00:00

Mrs Atkinson

Absolutely amazing, don’t change anything!

Committed Staff

Impressed with the commitment of the file handler to get the work done

Mr & Mrs Denton

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2019-05-16T11:19:30+01:00

Mr & Mrs Denton

Impressed with the commitment of the file handler to get the work done

Fantastic Service

Thanks for all your help with buying our house and being so quick with it all, I think the service from start to finish has been fantastic and would definitely recommend you.

Mr Whitaker

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2018-12-19T16:33:51+00:00

Mr Whitaker

The service from start to finish has been fantastic.

Would Recommend

Excellent service would recommend and use you again! The help we received to sort out our issue was excellent.

Mrs Thompson

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2019-09-27T10:12:05+01:00

Mrs Thompson

Excellent service would recommend and use you again! The help we received to sort out our issue was excellent.

Attention to detail

Impressed with the attention that was given to any problems that arose during my property transaction. Thank you for all your help!

Ms Wadsworth & Mr Wragg

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2019-08-14T10:06:29+01:00

Ms Wadsworth & Mr Wragg

Impressed with the attention that was given to any problems that arose during my property transaction. Thank you for all your help!

Kept Informed

Always kept me informed, very professional

Ms Pinder

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2019-08-22T10:46:14+01:00

Ms Pinder

Always kept me informed, very professional

Very Professional

Perfect service and very professional. Each member of staff I dealt with was compassionate and understanding.

Mrs Hadfield

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2019-10-10T10:26:05+01:00

Mrs Hadfield

Perfect service and very professional. Each member of staff I dealt with was compassionate and understanding.

Great Communication

Communication was great between myself and the office, I was always kept informed during the process

Miss Handley

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2019-05-16T11:26:30+01:00

Miss Handley

Communication was great between myself and the office, I was always kept informed during the process

Excellent Support and Advice

I'm so very grateful to Wosskow Brown, and Claire, for the excellent support and advice.

Ms Walsh

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2019-11-11T10:47:23+00:00

Ms Walsh

I'm so very grateful to Wosskow Brown, and Claire, for the excellent support and advice.

The Work was Fantsastic

The work was fantastic and I would recommend to other people!

Mrs Horsfield

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2019-05-22T12:03:13+01:00

Mrs Horsfield

The work was fantastic and I would recommend to other people!

Impressed by the Professioanlism


Mrs Pidd

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2019-05-23T10:21:57+01:00

Mrs Pidd

Efficient

The service received was very efficient, thorough and professional

Ms Proud

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2020-02-25T09:53:15+00:00

Ms Proud

The service received was very efficient, thorough and professional

Friendly and Professional


Ms Proud

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2020-02-25T09:51:53+00:00

Ms Proud

Recommended

I have already recommended to a few people!

Miss Parker

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2020-01-15T13:52:18+00:00

Miss Parker

I have already recommended to a few people!

Could not have had nicer people dealing with my case

The whole team were very helpful, all questions were answered quickly which gave me peace of mind! I could not have had nicer people dealing with my case.

Mrs Johnstone

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2019-05-16T12:30:18+01:00

Mrs Johnstone

The whole team were very helpful, all questions were answered quickly which gave me peace of mind! I could not have had nicer people dealing with my case. 

Dedicated, Committed & Professional

Impressed with the dedication, commitment and professionalism;  I will be using you again in the near future

Mr Hazel

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2019-05-28T11:56:37+01:00

Mr Hazel

Impressed with the dedication, commitment and professionalism;  I will be using you again in the near future

Highly Satisfied

Impressed with the wonderful friendliness and professionalism. I was highly satisfied.

 

Ms Monney

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2019-11-26T10:41:33+00:00

Ms Monney

Impressed with the wonderful friendliness and professionalism. I was highly satisfied.  

Thank you

We would recommend without hesitation. Thank you for all your support and hard work over he last 3 months! You made my house sale straight forward!

Ms Rippon

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2020-01-13T16:12:22+00:00

Ms Rippon

We would recommend without hesitation. Thank you for all your support and hard work over he last 3 months! You made my house sale straight forward!

Great Service


Mr Shaw

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2019-06-25T12:06:31+01:00

Mr Shaw

Pleasant and Patient Staff


Mrs Howarth

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2019-07-01T13:16:53+01:00

Mrs Howarth

Considerate, concerned manner

I really felt at ease with leaving Sue Painting to sort everything and being confident she had by best interests at heart in whatever I did. Her considerate, concerned manner whilst I was under a lot of stress never made me feel rushed with anything.

Mrs Woffenden

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2019-01-22T12:49:37+00:00

Mrs Woffenden

A considerate, concerned manner whilst I was under a lot of stress never made me feel rushed with anything.

Very Efficient and Quick

Work was very efficient and quick! The file handler was brilliant, informative and very helpful! Will recommend

Mr Hobson

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2019-06-25T12:15:13+01:00

Mr Hobson

Work was very efficient and quick! The file handler was brilliant, informative and very helpful! Will recommend

Consistently Professional

Always very satisfied with the service provided, consistently professional

Miss Laver

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2019-09-13T11:01:17+01:00

Miss Laver

Always very satisfied with the service provided, consistently professional

My first port of call for all legal work


Mrs Richardson

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2019-07-04T11:45:24+01:00

Mrs Richardson

Friendly and Professional


Mrs Cook

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2020-01-22T09:38:51+00:00

Mrs Cook

Exceptional from start to finish

Kimberley Cooke was exceptional from start to finish. Very very impressed with her.

Mr Clayton

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2018-11-12T14:22:21+00:00

Mr Clayton

Exceptional from start to finish.

Supportive and Helpful

I was impressed with the help and advice throughout the process, supportive at all times. The service was perfect for me and I would happily recommend your firm to all.

Mr Senior

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2019-10-11T10:46:43+01:00

Mr Senior

I was impressed with the help and advice throughout the process, supportive at all times. The service was perfect for me and I would happily recommend your firm to all.

Definitely Recommend

Friendly expertise, made us feel very comfortable through the whole transaction. Would Definitely recommend.

Mr & Mrs Hawley

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2019-05-16T12:25:02+01:00

Mr & Mrs Hawley

Friendly expertise, made us feel very comfortable through the whole transaction. Would Definitely recommend. 

Very Friendly and Efficient Staff


Mr Wilson

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2019-07-01T13:17:59+01:00

Mr Wilson

Very Helpful & Communicative

Impressed with very helpful, communicative and professional manner - Top work!

Mr Fox

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2019-05-24T11:59:04+01:00

Mr Fox

Impressed with very helpful, communicative and professional manner - Top work!

Extremely Helpful

Extremely helpful information provided at each step of the purchasing process
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2020-03-02T10:07:40+00:00
Extremely helpful information provided at each step of the purchasing process

Very Good Service

Very good service

Mr Akram

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2019-05-16T10:26:31+01:00

Mr Akram

Very good service

Made things easy

We will always praise you as you made things so easy for us, thank you.

Mr Koc

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2019-11-26T10:38:53+00:00

Mr Koc

We will always praise you as you made things so easy for us, thank you.

Very Helpful

We were kept up to date at all times. Very helpful and professional, we would recommend to anyone.

Mr & Mrs Sagar

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2019-11-21T11:13:24+00:00

Mr & Mrs Sagar

We were kept up to date at all times. Very helpful and professional, we would recommend to anyone.

Impressive Experience

Impressed with the whole experience, couldn't fault anything

Mr & Mrs Shirtcliffe

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2019-05-16T11:01:33+01:00

Mr & Mrs Shirtcliffe

Impressed with the whole experience, couldn't fault anything 

Outstanding service!


Mrs Pillay

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2020-01-31T10:41:51+00:00

Mrs Pillay

Prompt and Professional

The speed of service was very prompt and professional

Mrs Kang

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2019-05-16T12:20:07+01:00

Mrs Kang

The speed of service was very prompt and professional 

Most satisfied, and will use again

All staff were very informative, and dealt with any problems quickly! I was most satisfied, and will use you again

Ms Spence

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2019-06-25T12:01:21+01:00

Ms Spence

All staff were very informative, and dealt with any problems quickly! I was most satisfied, and will use you again

Perfection

The service received couldn't have been any better, it was excellent. I was impressed with how smooth it all went and am completely satisfied, thank you very much!

Mr Banks

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2019-07-04T11:42:13+01:00

Mr Banks

The service received couldn't have been any better, it was excellent. I was impressed with how smooth it all went and am completely satisfied, thank you very much!

Always There

Someone always there at the other end of the phone

 

Mr & Mrs Fenwick

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2019-11-26T10:43:02+00:00

Mr & Mrs Fenwick

Someone always there at the other end of the phone  

Excellent Service from Beginning to End

Excellent service from beginning to end; the friendly welcome, pleasant atmosphere whilst being dealt with. It is without hesitation that  we would recommend Wosskow Brown Solicitors.

Mr & Mrs Sampson

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2019-05-16T12:01:12+01:00

Mr & Mrs Sampson

Excellent service from beginning to end; the friendly welcome, pleasant atmosphere whilst being dealt with. It is without hesitation that  we would recommend Wosskow Brown Solicitors. 

Helpful and Professional

Very pleased with the service provided - everyone was helpful and professional.

Mr Keyworth

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2018-11-12T14:07:26+00:00

Mr Keyworth

Everyone was helpful and professional.

Impressed with communication

I was impressed with communication, letters, phonecalls and meeting deadlines.

Mr Lindley

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2019-01-22T12:45:13+00:00

Mr Lindley

I was impressed with communication, letters, phonecalls and meeting deadlines.

Impressive Customer Service

Impressed with overall service and customer service, very assertive

Mrs Rhodes

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2019-05-16T10:46:49+01:00

Mrs Rhodes

Impressed with overall service and customer service, very assertive 

Quick, Polite and Professional

Particularly impressed with the quick responses received; as well as polite and professional staff

Mr & Mrs Shah

Wosskow Brown Solicitors
2019-06-25T11:58:45+01:00

Mr & Mrs Shah

Particularly impressed with the quick responses received; as well as polite and professional staff
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Meet the team

Ian Osborn - Commercial Property Solicitor - Sheffield
Ian Osborn
Partner & Head of Commercial Property
Anees Rehman - Hillsborough Office Manager & Residential Conveyancer
Anees Rehman
Assistant Head of Dept
StJohn Wright - Commercial Property Solcitor - Woodseats - Sheffield
StJohn Wright
Solicitor