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Reasons to use our Knutsford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Knutsford lawyers work in conjunction with Knutsford estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 Knutsford solicitor are the key to a successful Knutsford conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Knutsford estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Knutsford solicitors are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 5 The Knutsford conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Knutsford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Knutsford since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Knutsford

The lawyer who helped my last purchase has quoted £1350 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Knutsford. I am hoping to downsize from a Victorian property for £225,000. Is this too much? Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Knutsford?

The quote is slightly on the steep side. If you are willing to invest time contrasting charges you may be able to reduce the fees marginally by perhaps £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you mightlive to regret choosing an a cheaper lawyer. Remember to enquire the firm can represent your bank. You can use our comparison tool to select a Knutsford conveyancing company on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Knutsford.

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

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identity of the person or body they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing retainer. The Client Care letter that you are required to sign should reaffirm this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be checked. If you are unwilling to supply ID verification documents, your lawyer would not be able to accept instructions from you.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Knutsford with the aid of help to buy. The sellers would not budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The estate agent suggested that I not reveal to my conveyancer about the extras as it would put at risk my mortgage with Skipton Building Society. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial premises in Knutsford and how can you help?

The 1954 Act affords security of tenure to commercial lessees, giving them the right to apply to court for a new tenancy and remain in occupation when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and assist with commercial conveyancing in Knutsford

I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Knutsford for my home move. Is there any facility to review a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

One can review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor call for training purposes.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of flats in Knutsford which have in the region of fifty years unexpired on the lease term. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in Knutsford is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The closer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it reduces the salability of the property. The majority of buyers and mortgage companies, leases with less than 75 years become less and less attractive. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a residence with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Knutsford conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Knutsford, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar properties in Knutsford with over 90 years remaining are worth £206,000. The ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2089

With 65 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £13,300 and £15,400 as well as professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Knutsford

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Knutsford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Knutsford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Knutsford specialising in planning law. This may include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Collings Law Ltd, 51 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1DS
  • Myerson Solicitors Llp, The Cottages, Regent Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1RX
  • Chafes Solicitors Llp, 32 London Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7DZ
  • Land Law Llp, 10 - 14 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QB
  • Hill & Co, 4-8 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QD

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

  • Solicitor instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Knutsford property searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation received from the owner’s solicitor
  • Submitting queries with the vendor’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Going through replies provided by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer document
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (if appropriate)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; reporting to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the buyer and the home loan (where relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

Neighboring Locations

Altrincham
Hale
Hale Barns
Knutsford
Mobberley

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

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