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Reasons to use our Oldham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Oldham lawyer are the key to a successful Oldham conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 2 Experience means that Oldham lawyer have developed excellent connections with Oldham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Oldham.
  • 3 The Oldham conveyancing practitioners that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Oldham
  • 4 The firms shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 5 Oldham property lawyers work in partnership with Oldham estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Oldham since November 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Oldham

The owners have very pushy sellers who has recommended a lock out agreement with a deposit 10k. Are such agreements appropriate for Oldham conveyancing transactions?

There are a couple of main downsides with signing a lock out contract (also known as a shut-out contract) is that it diverts attention away from moving forward with the conveyancing process, so unless it requires minimal or no negotiation then it could turn out to be a hindrance. It is not strongly advocated amongst Oldham conveyancing solicitors as a result. A supplemental concern is the extent of the remedies available - a jilted purchaser should not expect to be granted an injunctive ruling by a court to prohibit the owner disposing of the property to an alternative purchaser, so the only remedy open via the contract will be the recovery of wasted costs and, in rare scenarios, the extra payment of penalties.

This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a garden flat in Oldham. Do I pick up the keys to the house on the completion date from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Oldham?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you should be invited to pick up the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs early afternoon.

How can we tell if a Oldham conveyancing solicitor on the Clydesdale panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Oldham getting recommendations is a good 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 advertising the lowest fees. We would always advocate that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.

I can not work out if my lender requires a lease extension. I have called my Oldham bank branch on various occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they will lend. My Oldham conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- called to say that they refuse to lend based on their specific requirements. Who do I believe?

As long as the conveyancing practitioner is on the mortgage company approved list, they must comply with the CML Handbook specifications for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender 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 mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

I moved into my home on 10 October and my personal details is not yet registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Oldham expressed confidence that it would be recorded in a couple of weeks. Are titles in Oldham uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Oldham registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ according to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. As of today roughly 80% of such applications are fully dealt with within two weeks but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Registration is effected once the purchaser is living at the premises thus post completion formalities is not usually primary concern yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Oldham prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders will not give a loan on this type of home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you call us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Oldham. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Oldham especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Oldham.

I wish to let out my leasehold apartment in Oldham. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?

A lease governs the relationship between the landlord and you the leaseholder; specifically, it will say if subletting is prohibited, or permitted but only subject to certain caveats. The rule is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. Most leases in Oldham do not prevent strict prohibition on subletting – such a clause would adversely affect the market value the flat. In most cases there is simply a requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a copy of the sublease.

I am the registered owner of a studio flat in Oldham, conveyancing having been completed 3 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar flats in Oldham with over 90 years remaining are worth £181,000. The ground rent is £55 invoiced every year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2072

With just 51 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £30,400 and £35,200 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is 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 this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

Living abroad I am unable to visit my Oldham conveyancing lawyers office to sign documents for conveyancing in Oldham – will this be an issue?

You need not be concerned. Oldham conveyancing solicitors can handle home moves for clients nationally. It is not necessary for you to be able to be present a Oldham conveyancers office. They can undertake all communications remotely from their Oldham premises.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Oldham

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Oldham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Wrigley Claydon Solicitors, 29-33 Union Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 1HH
  • Scott Hyman & Co, Lancashire House, Winters Court, 12 Church Lane, Ol1 3an, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 3AN
  • Mellor Hargreaves, 11 King Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL8 1DW
  • North Ainley, 34-36 Clegg Street, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL1 1PS
  • Norcross Lees & Riches, 19 Queen Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 1RD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Oldham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Oldham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Oldham. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Wrigley Claydon Solicitors, 29-33 Union Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 1HH
  • Mellor & Jackson Solicitors Ltd, 8 Church Lane, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 3AP
  • Scott Hyman & Co, Lancashire House, Winters Court, 12 Church Lane, Ol1 3an, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 3AN
  • North Ainley, 34-36 Clegg Street, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL1 1PS
  • Norcross Lees & Riches, 19 Queen Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 1RD

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Oldham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Oldham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Peter Robinson & Co, 27 Queen Street, OL1 1RD
  • Kirkham Conveyancing Services Limited, 74 Rochdale Road, OL2 6QJ
  • Rose & Co Property Lawyers, 14 Warrington Street, OL6 6AS
  • Alfred Ledger & Sons , Property Lawyers, OL16 1QA
  • Matthew Montgomery & Co, 9-13 Water Street, OL16 1TL

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

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