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Altrincham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £15,796
  • 2 June was the busiest month and February was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Altrincham
  • 3 Average time from start to moving day was 56 days for conveyancing in Altrincham
  • 4 Average time frame of 100 days for registration of title in Altrincham
  • 5 60% freehold and 40% leasehold conveyancing in Altrincham for last year

Examples of recent conveyancing in Altrincham since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Altrincham

We are getting the release of further funds on our mortgage from Kent Reliance as we intend to conduct a loft conversion to our home in Altrincham. Do we need to appoint a local Altrincham solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Kent Reliance don't usually appoint a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Kent Reliance panel.

It is not clear whether my lender obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local Altrincham bank branch on a couple of occasions and was told it does not impact the mortgage offer and they will lend. My Altrincham conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told they refuse to lend in accordance with their specific requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

Your lawyer must follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook Part 2 specifications for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

Our offer on a semi in Altrincham has been accepted, the sellers do however have an associated purchase. The sellers have put an offer on on an apartment, but it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other properties in the pipeline. I have instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Altrincham. What do I do now? At what stage should I apply for the mortgage with Nationwide?

It is normal to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (home loan application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then survey, Altrincham conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you must ensure that your solicitor is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. As to the subsequent stages this very much dictated by the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. During a hot market the majority of purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Nationwide and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their property lawyer to proceed with searches.

It has been 4 months following my purchase conveyancing in Altrincham took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Altrincham. 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 conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Altrincham

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

What does commercial conveyancing in Altrincham cover?

Altrincham conveyancing for business premises covers a wide range of services, offered by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. For instance, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

Should I appoint a Altrincham conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am buying? An old friend can perform the conveyancing however his firm is located 400kilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Altrincham conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign paperwork, hand in your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Altrincham know how is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust instructed your friend and in the main were content that must outweigh using an unknown Altrincham conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being local.

What are my options where I am dissatisfied with the solicitor who handled our conveyancing in Altrincham?

Occasionally the level of service you receive is not as you expect, and is is a fact of life that every so often matters do not go as planned. However there is recourse where you were unhappy with your conveyancing in Altrincham. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a property lawyer to their governing body. If you remain unhappy you may consider getting in touch with the Legal Ombudsman.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Altrincham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Philip Cowen, Downs Court Business Centre, 29 The Downs, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QD
  • Ultimate Law Limited, One Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DT
  • Margaret Patterson, Fairbank House, 27 Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DP
  • Maddocks Clarke, Fairbank House, 27 Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DP
  • Haworth Holt Bell Ltd, Grosvenor House, 45 The Downs, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Altrincham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Altrincham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Altrincham. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Philip Cowen, Downs Court Business Centre, 29 The Downs, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QD
  • Ultimate Law Limited, One Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DT
  • Maddocks Clarke, Fairbank House, 27 Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DP
  • Haworth Holt Bell (trustees) Limited, Grosvenor House, 45 The Downs, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QG
  • Haworth Holt Bell Ltd, Grosvenor House, 45 The Downs, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QG

Planning law solicitors in Altrincham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Altrincham specialising in planning law. This should include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Collings Law Ltd, 51 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1DS
  • Myerson Solicitors Llp, The Cottages, Regent Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1RX
  • Land Law Llp, 10 - 14 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QB
  • Hill & Co, 4-8 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QD
  • Blue Sky Law Limited, 4 Broughville Drive, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 5WH

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

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