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Reasons to use our Atherton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 There is a strong possibility the other side’s lawyers are located in Atherton - if so sets of solicitors are likely to be familiar
  • 2 Notwithstanding what alternative solicitors tell you it just might be necessary to visit your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are various parties with engaged in a house sale without having to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Atherton
  • 4 Atherton solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Atherton conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Atherton solicitor have established valuable links with Atherton local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Atherton.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Atherton since November 2023*


of terraced residence, Gloucester Street, M46 0JS completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £140,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, ordering official copies of the title


of apartment Bag Lane M46 0LH, sold for £69,950. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties


of apartment Leigh Road M46 0PA, at sale price of £121,250. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities


of terraced residence, Hollin Acre, BL5 2NL completing on 08/11/2023 at a price of £200,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Atherton

Much to our surprise we have been informed by our IFA that my Atherton lawyer is not on the mortgage company Solicitor panel. How can I be sure that this is correct?

You need to call your Atherton lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to inform you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your bank.

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Atherton?

If you are buying a property in Atherton your solicitor will ask you put them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is payable against the total price then this should be asked for immediately in advance of contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is due should be transferred shortly before completion.

What can a local search tell me concerning the property I am purchasing in Atherton?

Atherton conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for example Onsearch The local search plays a central part in many a Atherton conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic areas.

I am purchasing my first flat in Atherton with a loan from Barclays . The builders would not budge the amount so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The estate agent told me not to tell my solicitor about the deal as it may affect my mortgage with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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 decided to have a survey completed on a house in Atherton before appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend not issue a mortgage on this type of property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Atherton. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Atherton to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

We are considering choosing a web based lawyer as opposed to a Atherton conveyancing firm. Am I making a mistake?

Advantages do exist in being able to pop in to a local Atherton conveyancing solicitor for instance

  • signing documents and and when necessary
  • getting one on one explanations of issues that need explaining
  • the ability to raise concerns if things are not going as expected

When comparing fees, look out for hidden extras. Most decent Atherton high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Often online companies seem to offer low cost prices, yet have burried 'extras' in the fine print.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Atherton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Swift Lawyers Limited, Bluebell Business Centre, 120 Bolton Road, Atherton, Manchester, Lancashire, M46 9JZ
  • Heyman & Co, 44 Church Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 1AZ
  • Dootsons Llp, 61-63 Church Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 1AY
  • Hcb Widdows Mason Limited, 3 - 5 King Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 4LP
  • Glp Solicitors, 15 Hulton District Centre, Worsley, Manchester, Lancashire, M28 0BA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Atherton

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Atherton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Tenquists Solicitors Limited, 54 Church Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 1AZ
  • Dootsons Llp, 61-63 Church Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 1AY
  • Hcb Widdows Mason Limited, 3 - 5 King Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 4LP
  • Ezra Elijah Law Ltd, 102 St. Helens Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 3PJ
  • Knights Law Solicitors Ltd, 312 Derby Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 6LF

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Atherton regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Atherton but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Tq Property Lawyers Limited, 54 Church Street, WN7 1AZ
  • Amity Conveyancing Limited , 17 Lee Lane, BL6 7BP
  • Bernadette Kearns Limited, 20 Upper Dicconson Street, WN1 2AD

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

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