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Conveyancing in Northwich : Keep it Local

Top reasons to let us assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Northwich

  • 1 Excellent communication and a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Northwich home moves can become significantly more protracted due to 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 instantly.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Northwich
  • 3 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Northwich are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Northwich and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 This site is the only site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Northwich will be conducted by a solicitor on your lender’s authorised panel.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Northwich is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Northwich since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Northwich

Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Northwich even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for example where I intend to buy a shop in Northwich with a loan from Coventry Building Society?

Our comparison service is primarily utilised to find residential conveyancing solicitors in Northwich but we have listed at the bottom of this page a few Northwich commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the firm directly to establish if they are also authorised to represent Coventry Building Society

If you had a top tip for selecting a conveyancing solicitor in Northwich what would it be?

Do not opt for the lowest Northwich conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

Are all Northwich Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing list of approved firms?

It is true that some lenders now use CQS as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their panels.

How can we tell if a Northwich conveyancing solicitor on the Principality panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Northwich getting recommendations is a good 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 suggest that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.

I have recentlyfound out that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Northwich for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 10 months ago. How can I establish that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest way to see if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Northwich conveyancing specialists.

As co-executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a residence in Swansea but I am based in Northwich. My solicitor (based 235 kilometers awayrequires that I execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Northwich to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Northwich

I've found a house that appears to meet my requirements, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have just discovered that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a leasehold house in Northwich. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Northwich are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Northwich in which case you should be looking for a Northwich conveyancing practitioner and check that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as requiring the landlord’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your lawyer should report to you on the legal implications.

I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Northwich, conveyancing formalities finalised August 2001. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding flats in Northwich with a long lease are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease finishes on 21st October 2075

With only 52 years unexpired the likely cost is going to span between £29,500 and £34,000 plus legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. 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 want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

My step-mother completed her conveyancing in Northwich 9 years ago. She has been married, divorced and in recent months got married again. She wishes to sell the property in a couple of months. I think she will simply be requested to supply copies of the marriage certificates to the property lawyer however she is concerned it will frustrate the house sale. Is it worth updating the title details for the property?

It is not absolutely necessary to bring up to date the register providing you have the evidence required to demonstrate how the change of name occurred.

The buyer’s property lawyer should examine the title details and request evidence to prove the name change e.g. marriage documentation.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Northwich regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Northwich practicing in commercial conveyancing in Northwich. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Personal Injury Practice Limited, Citadel House, Solvay Road, Winnington, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 4DP
  • Moss Law Limited, 2 Castle Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1AB
  • Cf Law Limited, 20 Winnington Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1AF
  • Susan Howarth & Co Solicitors Ltd, 41 Chester Way, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5JE

Whether you are going through a divorce or separation or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Northwich has some of the following tasks:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the new ownership and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

Northwich commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Drafting and approving option agreements Property finance for investment and development loans for mortgage companies and borrowers Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities

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

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