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Bury Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £2,175
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 27 days for conveyancing in Bury
  • 3 877 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Bury
  • 4 29% freehold and 71% leasehold conveyancing in Bury for this year to date
  • 5 August was the busiest month and September was the next busiest month while June was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Bury

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bury since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bury

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Bury. I would like to know the reason why all Bury conveyancing practitioners aren't included on all lender panels?

Before the recession most banks had an attitude to risk which is different from today. The Financial Services Authority in 2010 carried out a thematic review into property fraud which in summary warned lenders: know the lawyers on your panel. Consequently, banks have since looked to extract more information from law firms concerning their operations and the staff employed by them and set certain criteria such as completing a minimum volume of transactions. Thousands of firms have found themselves removed from lender panels even though they had 100% healthy track record, no complaints and zero claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Many firms found it impossible satisfy the criteria of amount of transactions the mortgage companies set.

We are planning on selling our home in Bury and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A high street Bury conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers used a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Bury. Having lived in Bury for three years we know that this is a non issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to seek clarification need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)

I have justbeen informed that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Bury for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 10 months ago. How can I check that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest method to see if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Bury conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Bury differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Bury approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because developers in Bury typically purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Bury or who has acted in the same development.

I am a sole trader hoping to take over a lease of a shop on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering fixed charges for commercial conveyancing in Bury for less than £1,200?

We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Bury, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply premises. Whether you are hoping to buy or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we will put you in touch with the right solicitor. Regarding the costs this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your details or call us so that we may supply you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.

We're novice buyers - agreed a price, yet the selling agent has warned us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we appoint the agent's recommended solicitors as they need a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family conveyancer who is accustomed to conveyancing in Bury

We suspect that the owner is not behind this request. Should the owner require ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated purchaser is counter productive. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to go, with finances arranged © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you are going to instruct your preferred Bury conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will give the estate agent a commission or hit his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by HQ.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bury

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bury practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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 note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bury but also conveyancing throughout 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

Planning law solicitors in Bury regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bury specialising in planning law. This should include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Hyland Legal Limited, Imperial House, 79 - 81 Hornby Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 5BN
  • Butcher And Barlow Llp, 2-6 Bank Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0DL
  • Russell & Russell, Churchill House, Wood Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1EE
  • Nabi Solicitors, Rose Hill Works, Nelson Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 2RW
  • Afg Law Limited, 20 Mawdsley Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1LE

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

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