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Reasons to use our Littleborough conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Littleborough estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Littleborough conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Littleborough is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Experience means that Littleborough solicitor have developed very good connections with Littleborough local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Littleborough.
  • 5 Littleborough solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Littleborough home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Littleborough since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Littleborough

My lawyer has discovered a a problem with the lease for the property we are purchasing in Littleborough. The other side have put forward defective title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our solicitor has advised that he must ensure that the bank is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is the mortgage company ?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the bank are the client. Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your property lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

we are a couple who decided to purchase a purpose built flat in Littleborough with a loan from Clydesdale.We would like to retain our Littleborough conveyancing solicitor but Clydesdale informed us he's not listed on their approved list of member firms. we are left little option but to use a Clydesdale panel solicitor or keep our high street solicitor and pay for a Clydesdale panel lawyer to act for them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, a common one being that solicitors must be on the Clydesdale approved list. in the past, most mortgage companies 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. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Clydesdale

We had chosen conveyancers locally in Littleborough on the Coventry BS solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a supplemental sum for dealing with the Coventry BS mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Coventry BS?

Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitor may levy a fee for this. The fee is not set by Coventry BS but by your Littleborough conveyancing practitioner. Plenty of firms on the Coventry BS panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

How can we know in advance if a Littleborough conveyancing solicitor on the Kent Reliance panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Littleborough seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. 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 which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer conducting your transaction.

I can not work out if my bank obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have telephoned my Littleborough building society branch on numerous occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they will lend. My Littleborough conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- called and was told they will not lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

The conveyancer has to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook Part 2 conditions for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may affect a commercial estate in Littleborough?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Littleborough will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Littleborough. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Littleborough.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Littleborough it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could result in delays to Littleborough commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Littleborough.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Littleborough is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Littleborough are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Littleborough you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Littleborough may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

What type of premises does your Littleborough conveyancing estimates relate to?

The quotes provided are only relevant to standard domestic property in England & Wales. Should you have any different needs for instance industrial or agricultural land or commercial conveyancing in Littleborough you should contact us to discuss this further .

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Littleborough

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Littleborough practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Rochdale Legal Enterprise Community Interest Company, 15 Drake Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1RE
  • Hudson & Taylor, 19 Church Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1NS
  • Hartley Thomas & Wright Inc Rhodes & Co, Town Hall Chambers, South Parade, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1LW
  • Molesworths Bright Clegg, Octagon House, 25-27 Yorkshire Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1RH
  • Feld Mckay And Donner, 160 Oldham Road, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL11 1AG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Littleborough regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Littleborough with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Littleborough. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Whitestone Solicitors Limited, Whitestone House, 2 West Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 2EN
  • Ast Hampsons Llp, 128 Yorkshire Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1LA
  • Hudson & Taylor, 19 Church Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1NS
  • Jackson Brierley Hudson Stoney Incorporating A.h. Sutcliffe & Co, The Old Parsonage, 2 St. Marys Gate, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1AP
  • Hartley Thomas & Wright Inc Rhodes & Co, Town Hall Chambers, South Parade, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1LW

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Littleborough regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Littleborough but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Title Transfer Property Lawyers, 71-75 Featherstall Road, OL15 8JZ
  • Matthew Montgomery & Co, 9-13 Water Street, OL16 1TL
  • Shanley Wright , Property Lawyers, OL16 1DZ
  • Alfred Ledger & Sons , Property Lawyers, OL16 1QA
  • Angela Viney Conveyancing Services, 8 Rochdale Road, OL14 5AA

Neighboring Locations

Todmorden
Rochdale
Whitworth
Littleborough
Royton
Milnrow
Shaw
Lees and Moorside

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

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