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Reasons to use our Knutsford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Knutsford property lawyers work in partnership with Knutsford estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 The Knutsford conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Knutsford
  • 3 Personal touch and pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Knutsford home moves can be made significantly more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 4 Regardless alternative sites inform you it could be important to pop into your lawyer to sign documents. There are enough parties involved in a homemove without having to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 5 The companies shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Knutsford since June 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Knutsford

When can the exchange of contracts occur in domestic conveyancing in Knutsford and am I required to attend the lawyers office?

If you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Knutsford you are invited in to sign the paperwork. However, the lender approved solicitors we recommend supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the firm to officially exchange when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Knutsford)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

My husband and I are purchasing a purpose built flat in Knutsford with a homeloan from Santander.We like our Knutsford conveyancing practitioner but Santander says she’s not on their approved list of member firms. It seems we are left with little choice but to instruct a Santander panel lawyer or keep our local solicitor and pay for a Santander panel lawyer to act for them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. The loan issued to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers needs to be on the Santander conveyancing panel. in the past, most banks had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Santander

I purchased a semi-detached Georgian property in Knutsford. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Virgin Money. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. Is it worth asking Virgin Money to clarify?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Knutsford and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.

I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Knutsford ahead of appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders tend refuse to issue a mortgage on such a home.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Halifax. If you contact us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Knutsford. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Expecting to sign contracts shortly on a basement flat in Knutsford. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they report fully tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Knutsford should include some of the following:

    Repair and maintenance of the flat Rent payments - what is due and when is collected, and be on notice if this is subject to change Whether the lease restricts you from letting out the property, or having a home office for business Where does the liability rest for maintaining the window frames The landlord’s rights to access the flat. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided.
For details of the information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Knutsford please ask your lawyer in advance of your conveyancing in Knutsford.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Knutsford - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    Best to be warned if fixing the lift or some other significant cost is coming up that will be shared amongst the tenants and may well dramatically increase the the service costs or necessitate a one time payment. Generally speaking the cost for major works tend not to be incorporated into the maintenance charges, although a few managing agents in Knutsford obliged leasehold owners to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific purpose of building a fund for larger repairs or maintenance. Are there any major works in the near future that will likely add a premium to the service costs?

We are soon to exchange buying a house in Knutsford but as a consequence of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the vendor of five thousand pounds by way of a deduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process however the bank will not permit this. Should they have been notified?

Any conveyancing practitioner that is on the lender conveyancing panel is required to disclose to the mortgage company of any variations to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your property lawyer to notify the reduction to your lender then they would need to discontinue acting for you and the mortgage company.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Knutsford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Hague Lambert, 131 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6EJ
  • Gladstones Solicitors Limited, 1 The Stables, Red Cow Yard, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DG
  • John Fletcher Solicitors Limited, 31 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DW
  • Blackstone Solicitors Limited, Campaign House, 8 Cecil Road, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 9PA
  • Ips Law Llp, David House, 10-12 Cecil Road, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 9PA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Knutsford

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Knutsford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Hague Lambert, 131 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6EJ
  • Gladstones Solicitors Limited, 1 The Stables, Red Cow Yard, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DG
  • John Fletcher Solicitors Limited, 31 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DW
  • Blackstone Solicitors Limited, Campaign House, 8 Cecil Road, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 9PA
  • Haworth Holt Bell Ltd, Grosvenor House, 45 The Downs, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QG

Knutsford commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of commercial premises Lease renewals and variations Land use planning and environmental issues Advice on commercial mortgages Hotels, public houses and restaurants

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