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Reasons to use our Gatley conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Gatley are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Gatley and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 2 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Gatley will be carried out by a conveyancer on your lender’s authorised panel.
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Gatley is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Gatley solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Gatley conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your conveyancing
  • 5 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s solicitors are based in Gatley - if so both parties will be familiar

Examples of recent conveyancing in Gatley since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gatley

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Gatley? Is this really warranted?

Gatley conveyancing solicitors and indeed property practitioners throughout the UK have a duty under money laundering regulations to check the identity of any client with a view to ensure that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients will need to provide two forms of certified identification; proof of ID (usually a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (usually a Bank Statement no more than three months).

Proof of the origin of funds is also necessary in compliance with the money laundering statutes as lawyers are obliged to ensure that the money you are utilising to purchase a property (whether it be the deposit for exchange or the total purchase amount if you are buying mortgage free) has come from an acceptable source (such as employment savings) as opposed to the fruits of criminal activity.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Gatley. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?

Given that you have now exchanged you will need to hire the services of a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you are faced with a tight deadline in which to complete the conveyancing. Every auction property will ordinarily have a bespoke legal set of papers. This will likely include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the legal papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation pertinent to a leasehold property. You should give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that your finances are organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

Are all Gatley Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel?

Some major banks and building societies now utilise the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Gatley. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £200. Not long after, the lawyer contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Yorkshire BS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I acquired my flat on 4 April and the transaction details is yet to be on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Gatley said it should be dealt with in a couple of weeks. Are properties in Gatley particularly slow to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Gatley registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary depending on the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry communicate with any 3rd parties. Currently approximately three quarters of submission are fully dealt with within two weeks but some can be subject to longer delays. Registration occurs after the new owner has moved in to the premises therefore 'speed' is not usually primary concern but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I am buying my first flat in Gatley benefiting from help to buy. The builders refused to move on the amount so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The estate agent advised me not to tell my conveyancer about the extras as it would jeopardize my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

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.

What is different about your site and alternative web based conveyancing solicitors when it comes to conveyancing in Gatley?

At this site receive a conveyancing quote via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the issues of your conveyancing in Gatley. Unlike many estate agents and many comparison sites we do not charge firms a commission if you instruct them for your conveyancing in Gatley

I've found a house that appears to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have just been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Gatley. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Gatley ?

The majority of houses in Gatley are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Gatley so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Gatley conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as requiring the freeholder’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your conveyancer should appraise you on the various issues.

Gatley Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    You will want to find out as much as you can about the company managing the building as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you will be in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to every day issues like the tidiness of the common parts. You should not be afraid to ask other people what they think of their management. Finally, investigate as to the dates that the service fees are due to the managing agents and precisely how they are spending that money. Does the lease contain onerous restrictions? The majority of Gatley leasehold apartments will incur a service charge for the upkeep of the block set by the landlord. Should you acquire the flat you will have to pay this liability, usually quarterly throughout the year. This may be anything from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large common areas. In all probability there will be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, this is usually not a large sum, say approximately £50-£100 but you should to enquire it because sometimes it can be many hundreds of pounds.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Gatley regulated by the SRA

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

  • Lowick Mckay, 44/46 Church Road, Gatley, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 4NQ
  • Savilles (cheadle) Limited, 25c Gatley Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1LY
  • Dkl Professional Services Limited, 15b Wilmslow Road, Cheadle, Stockport, Cheshire, SK8 1DW
  • Jmr Solicitors Llp, First Floor, 83-85 High Street, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1AA
  • Blue Sky Law Limited, 4 Broughville Drive, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 5WH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Gatley regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Gatley practicing in commercial conveyancing in Gatley. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Lowick Mckay, 44/46 Church Road, Gatley, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 4NQ
  • Savilles (cheadle) Limited, 25c Gatley Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1LY
  • Dkl Professional Services Limited, 15b Wilmslow Road, Cheadle, Stockport, Cheshire, SK8 1DW
  • Blue Sky Law Limited, 4 Broughville Drive, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 5WH
  • Harrison Bryce Limited, No 1 Lakeside, Cheadle Royal Business Park, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 3GW

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Gatley regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Gatley but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Maureen Patterson & Co, 196 Higher Hillgate, SK1 3QY
  • C S Conveyancing, 492/494 Hempshaw Lane, SK2 5TL
  • Countrywide Property Lawyers Limited, 3rd Floor Lee House, M1 5RR
  • Countrywide Property Lawyers Limited, 2nd Floor, Churchgate House, M1 6EU
  • D R Dunkerley & Co , Property Lawyers, SK12 1RD

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

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