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Reasons to use our Accrington conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Accrington selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s lawyers are based in Accrington - if so both parties are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 3 Notwithstanding what alternative solicitors tell you it could be necessary to visit your lawyer to sign legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a homemove without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor generally results in a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in using a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Accrington regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Accrington and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Accrington since March 2022*


of terraced property, Ribble Avenue, BB3 0JR completing on 22/03/2022 at a price of £95,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Accrington

I am acquiring a house for cash in Accrington. I have been residing for the last 15 years in Accrington. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. Given that I know the area and road intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?

Provided that you do not need a home loan, then all but one or two of the Accrington conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your solicitor will ’encourage you, no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches carried out, but he is duty bound to do this. Do take into account; if you are intend to sell the house one day, it will likely be be of relevance to your future buyer what the searches disclose. There are plenty of instances where premises with no practical issues can still throw up unexpected search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Accrington should provide you some helpful guidance concerning this.

I am helping my niece sell her house in Accrington. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange an EPC or it is for the owner to coordinate?

After the demise of HIPs, EPC’s was kept a mandatory component of moving property. An EPC must be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. It is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors ordinarily arrange. Where you are instructing a Accrington conveyancing lawyer they may help arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with reputable Accrington accredited person

We have a mortgage agreed in principle with RBS. Accrington conveyancing solicitors are chosen. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from RBS?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have RBS done the survey? Have you informed RBS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the RBS conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Lloyds. I assume I don't need a Accrington solicitor on the Lloyds panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Lloyds mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Lloyds mortgage from the register. Lloyds, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Lloyds has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Lloyds has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Lloyds mortgage has been paid off.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may affect a commercial site in Accrington?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Accrington will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Accrington. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Accrington.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Accrington it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Accrington commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Accrington.

I am using a search engine for the words conveyancing in Accrington it brings up many solicitorslocally. How do I determine which is the right conveyancing solicitor for the sale of my house?

The best way of finding a suitable conveyancer is via trusted recommendation, so enquire of colleagues and relatives who have acquired a property in Accrington or a reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Accrington differ, so it's a good idea to secure at least three estimates from varying types of conveyancers. Make sure that you clarify what costs in the quote includes.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete our sale of a £475,000 flat in Accrington in 8 days. The freeholder has quoted £336 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Accrington?

Accrington conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes normally involves fees being raised by managing agents :

    Addressing pre-contract questions Where consent is required before sale in Accrington Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your lawyer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Accrington leasehold property is £350. For Accrington conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to provide the information.

I inherited a 2 bed flat in Accrington, conveyancing was carried out October 2003. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Accrington with over 90 years remaining are worth £222,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease expires on 21st October 2093

With only 71 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs without more detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

We have been advised by many family members to expect 6-8 weeks for Accrington conveyancing to complete.This was four weeks ago. The paperwork was only sent to my lawyer last week so does the clock start running now?

Don't count on completing on a certain date until contracts are exchanged. Regardless of the assurances the people you are buying from or selling to make, or your conveyancer provides don't rely on them. More frustration is caused to clients trying to move home by unfulfilled promises than any other issue when it comes to conveyancing in Accrington.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Accrington regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Accrington but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Anthony Foley, 9-13 Dutton Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1JR
  • Rosthorns Solicitors, 8 Peel Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1EA
  • Stanley House Solicitors Ltd, Stanley House, 1 Stanley Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 6PR
  • Barlow Rowland, 18-24 St. James Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1NY
  • Berkeley Solicitors Ltd, Suite 8b, Barnfield House, Accrington Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 3NY

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Accrington

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Accrington specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Anthony Foley, 9-13 Dutton Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1JR
  • Rosthorns Solicitors, 8 Peel Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1EA
  • Stanley House Solicitors Ltd, Stanley House, 1 Stanley Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 6PR
  • Barlow Rowland, 18-24 St. James Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1NY
  • Abbey Court Limited, 112 Abbey Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1EE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Accrington regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Accrington with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Accrington. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Anthony Foley, 9-13 Dutton Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1JR
  • Rosthorns Solicitors, 8 Peel Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1EA
  • Stanley House Solicitors Ltd, Stanley House, 1 Stanley Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 6PR
  • Barlow Rowland, 18-24 St. James Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1NY
  • Lawson Taylor Solicitors Limited, Lt House, Capricorn Park, Blakewater Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5QR

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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