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Bury Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 873 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Bury
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 43 days for conveyancing in Bury
  • 3 39% freehold and 61% leasehold conveyancing in Bury for this year to date
  • 4 June was the busiest month and March was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Bury
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £2,787

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bury since June 2022*

Disposal

of flat Chesham Road BL9 6EP, at the agreed consideration of £307,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of semi-detached residence, Alfred Street, BL9 9EQ completing on 28/06/2022 at a price of £162,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Conveyance

of flat Brierley Street BL9 9BP, at a price of £140,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of terraced premises, Duxbury Drive, BL9 7NE completing on 17/06/2022 at a price of £152,500. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bury

Finally the sale completed on my house in Bury last January yet the purchaser is texting every few hours complaining that her solicitor is waiting to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?

Following your house sale your lawyer is duty bound to deliver the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer should also send confirmation that the home loan has been redeemed to the buyers solicitors. There are no post completion formalities just for conveyancing in Bury.

Can I be sure that the Bury conveyancing solicitor on the Barclays panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Bury seeking recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Bury off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Virgin Money. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Virgin Money, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Bury. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Bury. I now require my file however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Bury of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Bury. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

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

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Bury for my sale. Is there any facility to see a firm’s record with the legal regulator?

Anyone may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training purposes.

I am hoping to complete next month on a leasehold property in Bury. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they will have a report out to me on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Bury should include some of the following:

    The total extent of the demise. This will be the property itself but could also include a attic or cellar if appropriate. The landlord’s rights to access the premises. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided. Whether your lease provides for a slush fund for major works? Who has the liability for maintaining the window frames How long the lease is. You should receive guidance as what happens when the lease expires, and aware of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years
For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Bury please enquire of your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Bury.

I purchased a leasehold flat in Bury, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar flats in Bury with over 90 years remaining are worth £265,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2098

With 76 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bury regulated by the SRA

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

  • Legal National Limited, Suite 1 The Old Blue Bell, 2 Bell Lane, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 6AR
  • Hyland Legal Limited, Imperial House, 79 - 81 Hornby Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 5BN
  • Joseph Foxler & Co, 22 The Rock, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0NT
  • Butcher And Barlow Llp, 2-6 Bank Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0DL
  • Crompton Halliwell, 4-6 St. Marys Place, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bury

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bury practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Hyland Legal Limited, Imperial House, 79 - 81 Hornby Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 5BN
  • Isaac Abraham Solicitors, Lester House Business Centre, 21 Broad Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0DA
  • Hughes Walker Solicitors Limited, 82 Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0LL
  • Butcher And Barlow Llp, 2-6 Bank Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0DL
  • Crompton Halliwell, 4-6 St. Marys Place, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EA

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Bury regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bury but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Redbird Conveyancing Ltd, Office 5, Market Chambers, BL0 9HT
  • Shanley Wright , Property Lawyers, OL16 1DZ
  • Alfred Ledger & Sons , Property Lawyers, OL16 1QA
  • Matthew Montgomery & Co, 9-13 Water Street, OL16 1TL

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

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