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Altrincham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to completion was 57 days for conveyancing in Altrincham
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £20,566
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Altrincham that are buy to let is 4%
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Altrincham is 25% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 February was the busiest month and January was the next busiest month while December was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Altrincham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Altrincham since August 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Altrincham

It has taken forever and a day but a loan offer from HSBC for the refinancing of my 3 room maisonette is expected by the end of next week. Are you able to recommend a cheap conveyancing lawyer in Altrincham?

This site is not designed to help those in their quest for the lowest fares for conveyancing in Altrincham. Our goal is to offer affordable conveyancing but we do not work with the cheapest lawyers. Avoid the trap of appointing organisations enticing you with ninety nine pound conveyancing in Altrincham. The optimum outcome, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you with a hefty uplift in additional fees and still not end up with the service you were hoping for.

Can the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend handle auction conveyancing in Altrincham?

There are a number of niche solicitors we can connect you with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Altrincham is one of our areas of in which our lawyers are based.

As a first time buyer what is the most important advice you can impart concerning purchase conveyancing in Altrincham?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Altrincham or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of room for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the vendor, estate agent and even potentially a bank. Choosing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Altrincham is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the transaction whose responsibility is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.

Every so often a third party with a vested interest may try and convince you that you should follow their advice. As an example, the estate agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your lawyer is slow. Or your mortgage broker may advise you to do take action that is against your solicitors advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

I am buying my first flat in Altrincham benefiting from help to buy. The sellers would not budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative told me not disclose to my conveyancer about the side-deal as it will affect my loan with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I have been advised by a few estate agents in Altrincham to get a quote from a solicitor using your seach tool. Is there a financial upside for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers ahead of a competitor’s?

We don’t offer any financial incentive for sending work to this site. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

I wish to sublet my leasehold flat in Altrincham. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?

Your lease dictates relations between the landlord and you the flat owner; specifically, it will say if subletting is banned, or permitted but only subject to certain caveats. The rule is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. Most leases in Altrincham do not contain an absolute prevention of subletting – such a provision would adversely affect the market value the property. In most cases there is simply a requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a duplicate of the sublease.

I am the registered owner of a 2 bed flat in Altrincham, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Altrincham with over 90 years remaining are worth £171,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease expires on 21st October 2099

With only 79 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £8,600 and £9,800 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be 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 without first getting professional advice.

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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
  • Maddocks Clarke, Fairbank House, 27 Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DP
  • Margaret Patterson, Fairbank House, 27 Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DP
  • Haworth Holt Bell Ltd, Grosvenor House, 45 The Downs, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QG

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Altrincham

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Altrincham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Ultimate Law Limited, One Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DT
  • Haworth Holt Bell Ltd, Grosvenor House, 45 The Downs, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QG
  • Myerson Solicitors Llp, The Cottages, Regent Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1RX
  • Keoghs Nicholls Lindsell & Harris, 21-23 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QT
  • Mchale Legal Limited, 19-21 High Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Altrincham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Altrincham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Altrincham. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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

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

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