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Logical reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Greenfield

  • 1 Greenfield solicitors work in conjunction with Greenfield estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress all the way along
  • 2 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Greenfield regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 Using a local Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Greenfield solicitors will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Greenfield is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Greenfield since August 2023*


of flat St Clares Court CH8 8RS, at sale price of £185,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties


of detached residence premises, Llys Y Nant, CH8 8LN completing on 31/08/2023 at a price of £372,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties


of semi-detached residence, Dee Cottages, CH6 5PT completing on 18/09/2023 at a price of £125,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client


of semi residence, Meirion Terrace, CH8 9SJ completing on 11/09/2023 at a price of £113,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Greenfield

I am nearing exchange of contracts for my home in Greenfield and the estate agent has just called to advise that the purchasers are swapping conveyancer. I am told that this is due to the fact that the mortgage company will only engage with property lawyers on their approved list. On what basis would a major lender only work with specific law firms rather the firm that they want to choose for their conveyancing in Greenfield ?

Lenders have always had an approved set of law firms they are willing to work with, but in the past few years big names such as HSBC, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have acted for them for decades.

Banks point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the reduction – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Some do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The buyers are unlikely to have any impact on this.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Greenfield?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Greenfield. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Greenfield differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Greenfield contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because developers in Greenfield typically acquire 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Greenfield or who has acted in the same development.

Is it possible to swap firm as I need to find one who is on the Virgin Money conveyancing list. I was using a high street conveyancing solicitor in Greenfield five minutes from me but she is not approved by Virgin Money

It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Greenfield on the Virgin Money panel. Please note that the law firms that we on the directory do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Greenfield. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can contrast fees for conveyancing solicitors in Greenfield and throughout England and Wales.

Am I best advised to use a Greenfield conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am buying? We have a good friend who can perform the legal work but his firm is located 300miles drive away.

The primary upside of using a high street Greenfield conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to sign paperwork, deliver your ID and pester them if necessary. They will also have local intelligence which is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and on the whole were content that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Greenfield conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being local.

I’m about to sell my ground floor flat in Greenfield. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, however I have just received a yearly service charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

It best that you pay the maintenance contribution as you normally would given that all ground rent and service invoices should be allotted on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Greenfield - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    Is the freehold owned collectively by the leaseholders? How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments?

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Greenfield

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Greenfield specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Hughes Parry Limited, 35 High Street, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 7TE
  • Ian C Free, 11a Banks Road, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside, CH48 0QX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Greenfield regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Greenfield practicing in commercial conveyancing in Greenfield. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Hughes Parry Limited, 35 High Street, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 7TE
  • Gregsons Solicitors Limited, 36, Church Street, Flint, Flintshire, CH6 5AE
  • Mgc Solicitors Limited, 11 High Street, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 9TY
  • Ian C Free, 11a Banks Road, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside, CH48 0QX

Typically, Greenfield conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Greenfield conveyancing searches for the title
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation received from the vendor’s lawyer
  • Submitting questions with the vendor’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Reviewing replies provided by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (where applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (if relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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