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Dukinfield Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 76% freehold and 24% leasehold conveyancing in Dukinfield for last year
  • 2 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Dukinfield conveyancing is Lack of Planning Permission
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £1,419
  • 4 Average time frame of day for registration of title in Dukinfield
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was -71 day for conveyancing in Dukinfield

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dukinfield since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dukinfield

I have just started taking steps with the intention of swapping over from my existing standard loan to a Buy to Let Yorkshire Building Society mortgage. I have been informed by my broker that I must appoint a solicitor as part of the process. I spoke to my past Dukinfield conveyancing practitioner who who did the conveyancing when I first acquired the house. The costs illustration sent of £470 has taken me by surprise as I am not require purchase conveyancing - it’s simply a bog-standard refinance.

The quote is fractionally on the expensive side. If you you were to look around you could trim some of the expense by as much as £125. On the other hand, assuming were happy with the legal work the firm offered you maycome to regret choosing an an untested lawyer. Remember to enquire that the firm can represent Yorkshire Building Society. Do employ our search tool to get a quote a Dukinfield conveyancing firm on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Dukinfield.

My wife and I are buying a brand new apartment in Dukinfield and my solicitor is telling me that she is duty bound to the mortgage company to reveal incentives from the seller. I am under pressure to exchange and I don't want to delay matters. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your property lawyer. A precondition to being on a mortgage company 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.

I have an AIP. The lender mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to appoint their panel solicitor as I would much rather instruct a specialised conveyancing solicitor in Dukinfield?

Do check but the the probability is that give you one of their panel lawyers if you accept the "fee-free" deal. Contact the lender and check if they make available a cash alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor near Dukinfield.

I can not work out if my lender obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local Dukinfield bank branch on various occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they would lend. My Dukinfield conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

As long as the solicitor is on the bank panel, she or he must follow the CML Handbook requirements for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Dukinfield solicitor - who is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Nottingham will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nottingham will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Dukinfield surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

Our offer on a semi in Dukinfield has been accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have placed an offer on a flat, however it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other properties booked. I have instructed a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Dukinfield. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with Bank of Ireland started?

It is usual to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Dukinfield conveyancing search charges, etc). The first thing to do is check that your conveyancer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. As to the next steps this very much depends on the specifics of your transaction, desire for this property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market the majority of buyers would apply for a home loan with Bank of Ireland and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their solicitor to press on with searches.

I am buying a new build apartment in Dukinfield. 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 legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Dukinfield

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? 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. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. 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.

Given that I will soon spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a house in Dukinfield I would like to have a conversation with the lawyer concerning theconveyancing ahead of instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

This is something that we recommend - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the conveyancer who will be carrying out your property ownership legalities in Dukinfield.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important person, not a matter number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in Dukinfield should be the figure that you are charged.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Dukinfield regulated by the SRA

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

  • Smith & Tetley, 23-25 Booth Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 7LF
  • Dwyers Solicitors, 176 Stamford Street Central, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 7LR
  • R G Legal (ashton Under Lyne) Ltd, 159, Stamford Street Central, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 6XW
  • Bromleys Solicitors Llp, 50 Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 6XL
  • Rupert Wood & Son, 60-66 Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 6DE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Dukinfield

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Dukinfield with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Dwyers Solicitors, 176 Stamford Street Central, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 7LR
  • Pluck Andrew & Co(incorporating)hibbert Pownall & Newton), 127 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 7SA
  • Bromleys Solicitors Llp, 50 Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 6XL
  • Rupert Wood & Son, 60-66 Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 6DE
  • Sleigh & Son, 1 Market Street, Denton, Manchester, M34 2BN

Planning law solicitors in Dukinfield regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Dukinfield practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Jrb Law Limited, 42 Ricroft Road, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 5JR
  • Brindle & Yam Solicitors, First Floor, 50 Faulkner Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 4FH
  • Chung & Co, 58-60 George Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 4HF
  • Gunnercooke Llp, 53 King Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 4LQ

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

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