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Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Ashton

  • 1 Ashton property lawyer are the key to a successful Ashton home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 2 Ashton conveyancers work in partnership with Ashton estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 3 Excellent communication and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Ashton conveyancing can be made significantly more complicated as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Ashton is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Ashton are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Ashton and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ashton since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ashton

I am progressing with the sale of my ground floor flat in Ashton and the EA has just text me to advise that the buyers are swapping property lawyer. The excuse is that the mortgage company will only engage with property lawyers on their conveyancing panel. Why would a big named mortgage company only deal with specific lawyers rather the firm that they want to choose for their conveyancing in Ashton ?

UK lenders have always had panels of law firms that can represent them, but in the past few years big names such as Lloyds Banking Group, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have acted for them for more than 25 years.

Lenders attribute this action to a rise in fraud as the reason for the reduction – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to maintain. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Some do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are not going to have any impact on this.

My partner and I are buying a newly built flat in Ashton and my solicitor is informing me that she has to the lender to disclose incentives from the seller. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to exchange and I would rather not prolong matters. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on a bank panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house can not be found. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Ashton 10 years ago have long since closed. What are my next steps?

Nowadays there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your solicitor should know exactly where to look for all the relevant paperwork so you can purchase or dispose of your house without a hitch. If duplicates can’t be located, your conveyancer may be able to arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against future claims on the premises.

I am buying a new build apartment in Ashton. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Ashton

    Please supply a car parking plan. 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. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

What tools are available to search for a Ashton law firm on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am prepared to travel upto 25miles to meet the conveyancer.

Feel free to make use of the search on this page. Please pick a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Ashton conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some Ashton conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can telephone them to see if they are on the Virgin Money panel

Why do I have to send my lawyer with various items of ID before they can proceed with selling or buying a property in Ashton?

Ashton conveyancers are obliged by the Law Society, SRA, HM Land Registry and current Money Laundering legislation to record that the have checked the identity of their clients. It will also be a requirement of your bank if you are taking a mortgage. In addition they have to complete various forms, particularly those relating to Land Tax and need to have details such as your full names, NI number and date of birth.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Ashton

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Ashton practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Rupert Wood & Son, 60-66 Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 6DE
  • Bromleys Solicitors Llp, 50 Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 6XL
  • Pluck Andrew & Co(incorporating)hibbert Pownall & Newton), 127 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 7SA
  • Dwyers Solicitors, 176 Stamford Street Central, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 7LR
  • Sleigh & Son, 112-114 Market Street, Droylsden, Manchester, Lancashire, M43 7AA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Ashton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Ashton specialising in commercial conveyancing in Ashton. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Rupert Wood & Son, 60-66 Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 6DE
  • Bromleys Solicitors Llp, 50 Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 6XL
  • Dwyers Solicitors, 176 Stamford Street Central, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 7LR
  • Smith & Tetley, 23-25 Booth Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 7LF
  • Sleigh & Son, 112-114 Market Street, Droylsden, Manchester, Lancashire, M43 7AA

Planning law solicitors in Ashton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Ashton with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Chung & Co, 58-60 George Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 4HF
  • Brindle & Yam Solicitors, First Floor, 50 Faulkner Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 4FH
  • Gunnercooke Llp, 53 King Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 4LQ
  • Jrb Law Limited, 42 Ricroft Road, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 5JR
  • Berg, 35 Peter Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5BG

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

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