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  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal links with Macclesfield estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Macclesfield who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 The Macclesfield conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Macclesfield
  • 4 Personal touch and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Macclesfield property deals can become significantly more stressful as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 5 Using a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Macclesfield since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Macclesfield

My partner’s step-father is a conveyancer. I hope that I will receive friends and family pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of figure should I be expecting for conveyancing in Macclesfield?

You should contrast pricing. Make use of our comparison tool on this site. Whilst prices will contrast greatly but the service one can expect are distinct between solicitors as is true with most professions.

Is it the case that all Macclesfield solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Santander conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the SRA. The majority of banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the practice would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

We expect to receive a OIP from Barclays this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Barclays recommend any Macclesfield solicitors on the Barclays conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Macclesfield solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Barclays conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Barclays through the process.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Nationwide. I assume I don't need a Macclesfield conveyancing practitioner on the Nationwide panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Nationwide mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nationwide mortgage from the register. Nationwide, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Nationwide has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Nationwide has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nationwide mortgage has been paid off.

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

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Macclesfield. 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…’

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Macclesfield I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, however it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Macclesfield suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

Should I be concerned about brokers that I am dealing with are recommending a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Macclesfield conveyancing firm?

As is the case with lots of professional services, often input from connections can be most helpful. Yet there are many players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders might all put forward lawyers to retain. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to choose your own lawyer. You need to be aware that most banks have an approved list of law firms you are obliged to use for the mortgage aspect of your transaction.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the sale of our £150,000 apartment in Macclesfield next Monday. The freeholder has quoted £312 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Macclesfield?

Macclesfield conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes more often than not requires the buyer’s lawyer sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer such questions the majority will be willing to do so. They may charge a reasonable charge for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some cases it is above £800. The management information fee levied by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of entitlements and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the invoice is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little option but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

Macclesfield Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    Who are the managing agents? Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge payments? Best to be warned if a new roof is being installed or some other major work is due shortly that will be shared amongst the leasehold owners and may well materially increase the the service costs or require a one time invoice.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Macclesfield regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Macclesfield specialising in commercial conveyancing in Macclesfield. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Bennetts, 37 Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1DY
  • Blunts Solicitors Limited, 2 - 6 King Edward Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1AB
  • Wains, 39-43 Churchside, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1HW
  • Aboudi Bradley & Co, 35 Church Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6LB
  • Roberts Solicitors Limited, 42 Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EW

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Macclesfield regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Macclesfield but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • D R Dunkerley & Co , Property Lawyers, SK12 1RD

Planning law solicitors in Macclesfield regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Macclesfield specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Macclesfield
  • Chafes Solicitors Llp, 32 London Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7DZ

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