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Reasons to use our Handforth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The firms shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Online forums often suggest that in using a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 The Handforth conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Handforth
  • 4 Over the years Handforth property lawyer have developed excellent working relationships with Handforth local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Handforth.
  • 5 Solicitor conveyancing firms have valuable personal links with Handforth selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Handforth since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Handforth

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Handforth costs more?

The conveyancing charges on a leasehold premises in Handforth is often more expensive as compared to a freehold property. This is due to the supplemental investigations required in dealing with the landlord and management company to collate the information about whether the rent and service fee have been discharged and whether there are any significant expenditure in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the block.

We are due to move home in September. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you suggest a removal company in Handforth. Conveyancing firm was chosen before I stumbled across this page.

On the afternoon of completion you can pick up the house keys from the property agent but this can only occur when the sellers solicitors confirm to the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be passed over. You can tell the removal men that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a specific removal company but can assist you in choosing a conveyancing in Handforth or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Handforth.

Can I be sure that the Handforth conveyancing solicitor on the Lloyds panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Handforth seeking recommendations is a sensible start. 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 advertising the lowest fees. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction.

My partner and I are in the process of looking at houses in Handforth and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it advisable to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I am planning to take a mortgage with Bank of Ireland.

It would be advisable to instigate your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the EA. As you are seeking a mortgage with Bank of Ireland, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Handforth?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Handforth. 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 Handforth differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Handforth approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because developers in Handforth usually buy the site, 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 conveyancers 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 Handforth or who has acted in the same development.

I am employed by a busy estate agent office in Handforth where we see a few leasehold sales jeopardised as a result of short leases. I have received inconsistent advice from local Handforth conveyancing firms. Could you clarify whether the owner of a flat can start the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I inherited a 2 bed flat in Handforth, conveyancing having been completed 3 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable properties in Handforth with an extended lease are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease expires on 21st October 2075

You have 54 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

I am buying a maisonette and cash is in place. I have provided solicitor with 2 separate proof of photographic identification, bank statement, numerous utility bills. Now he needs a copy from a probate lawyer acknowledging that the funds are in place and that it has come from inheritance and not via illegitimate means.

For some years now requires conveyancing solicitors as well as banks, building societies and other financial institutes to obtain satisfactory evidence of the identity of the client. This is because solicitors who deal with money and property on behalf of their clients can be used by criminals wishing to launder money. In order to comply with the law of money laundering, your Handforth conveyancing lawyer will need to obtain evidence of your identity as as well as make sure that your funds are legitimate.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Handforth regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Handforth with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Handforth. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Ask Legal Solicitors Limited, The Courtyard, 2 Finney Lane, Heald Green, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 3GZ
  • Jackson Barrett & Gass Ltd, Smithy Annexe, 112 Adlington Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 2LN
  • Bramhall Solicitors, Errwood House, 212 Moss Lane, Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 1BD
  • Priority Law Limited, Lake View, Lakeside, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 3GW
  • Harrison Bryce Limited, No 1 Lakeside, Cheadle Royal Business Park, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 3GW

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Handforth regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Handforth but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • D R Dunkerley & Co , Property Lawyers, SK12 1RD
  • Maureen Patterson & Co, 196 Higher Hillgate, SK1 3QY
  • C S Conveyancing, 492/494 Hempshaw Lane, SK2 5TL

Planning law solicitors in Handforth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Handforth with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Priority Law Limited, Lake View, Lakeside, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 3GW
  • Chafes Solicitors Llp, 32 London Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7DZ
  • Blue Sky Law Limited, 4 Broughville Drive, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 5WH
  • Collings Law Ltd, 51 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1DS
  • Hill & Co, 4-8 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QD

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

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