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Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Accrington

  • 1 Accrington solicitors work in conjunction with Accrington estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 2 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Accrington will be carried out by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.
  • 3 Accrington lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Accrington conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 4 Accrington property lawyer are the key to a successful Accrington conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Accrington conveyancer have established very good connections with Accrington local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Accrington.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Accrington since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Accrington

We see that you have a search directory identifying firms on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our conveyancing in Accrington?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Accrington.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as a 1st time purchaser of a garden flat in Accrington. Do I pick up the keys to the property on completion from my lawyer? If so, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Accrington?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Accrington. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the completion advance to the seller's lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be called to pick up the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen early afternoon.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Accrington. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.

I have instructed a Accrington conveyancing practitioner having made sure that they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Leeds Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Leeds Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Accrington surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Accrington. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Accrington

    Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Accrington is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Accrington are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Accrington you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Accrington may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

Given that I am about to part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on a garden flat in Accrington I would like to talk to a conveyancer concerning thehome move before giving the go ahead to the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the lawyer who will be carrying out your conveyancing in Accrington.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important individual, not a matter number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in Accrington should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

I own a leasehold house in Accrington. Conveyancing and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing solicitor in Accrington who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. You do not need to incur the fees of a Accrington conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I bought a garden flat in Accrington, conveyancing was carried out November 2006. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Accrington with an extended lease are worth £190,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2085

With just 61 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range between £19,000 and £22,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Accrington with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Accrington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Accrington specialising in planning law. This should include advice on compulsory purchases in Accrington
  • Barlow Rowland, 18-24 St. James Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1NY
  • Hardman Wood, 11 Wellington Street, St. Johns, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 8BZ
  • Green Solicitors Ltd, 79 King Street, Whalley, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9SW
  • Backhouse Jones Limited, The Printworks, Ribble Valley Enterprise Park, Hey Road, Barrow, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9WD

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

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