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Reasons to use our Partington conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The organisations listed on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Over the years Partington solicitor have developed very good connections with Partington local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Partington.
  • 3 Regardless other companies inform you it may be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign legal papers. There are various parties with engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to include the postman into the pot.
  • 4 Partington solicitors work in partnership with Partington estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based many miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Partington

Examples of recent conveyancing in Partington since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Partington

Is the fact that my solicitor in Partington is not on my lender's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of his work?

That would most likely be an incorrect assumption to make. There are plenty of plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator revealed that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should contact the Partington conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Partington. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Clydesdale have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

As your lender is Clydesdale your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Clydesdale. The CML Handbook includes minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Clydesdale where a lease fails to meet these provisions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not limited to Partington.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Yorkshire BS. I assume I don't need a Partington solicitor on the Yorkshire BS panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Yorkshire BS 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 Yorkshire BS mortgage from the register. Yorkshire BS, 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 Yorkshire BS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Yorkshire BS has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Yorkshire BS mortgage has been paid off.

After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Partington. My financial adviser suggested a lawyer. I paid an advanced payment of £225. A couple of days later, the solicitor called me to say that they were not on the Principality conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Principality panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Various internet forums that I have visited warn that are the primary cause of obstruction in Partington house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Partington.

Just bought a semi-detached house in Partington , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to register the transfer to my name? My Partington conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be sure the registration is dealt with.

As far as conveyancing in Partington is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any 3rd persons or bodies. At present approximately 80% of submission are completed within two weeks but occasionally there can be protracted delays. Registration occurs once the purchaser is living at the premises thus 'speed' is not always top priority yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

I opted to have a survey done on a property in Partington in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not grant a mortgage on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Partington. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Partington to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

What are the frequently found defects that you witness in leases for Partington properties?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Partington. Most leases are unique and drafting errors can result in certain sections are wrong. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Repairing obligations to or maintain parts of the premises Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage

A defective lease can cause issues when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Nationwide Building Society, Bank of Scotland, and Platform Home Loans Ltd all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the purchaser to pull out.

Partington Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    How is the lease structured? Best to be warned whether redecorating or some other major work is due in the near future that will be shared between the leasehold owners and will materially impact the level of the service fees or result in a one off payment. For many Partington leaseholds the cost for major works are not wrapped into the service charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Partington obliged leaseholders to contribute towards a sinking fund and this is used to offset against larger repairs or maintenance.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Partington

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Partington with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Furness Evans Incorp Wm Furness & Son And Stanley Evans & Co, Openshaw House, 90 Liverpool Road, Cadishead, Manchester, Lancashire, M44 5AN
  • Property Legal (manchester) Limited, Pls House, 2 Aegean Road, Atlantic Street, Broadheath, Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5UW
  • Land Law Llp, 10 - 14 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QB
  • Mlp Law Llp, 7 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QE
  • N J Goodman & Co, 5 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Partington regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Partington with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Partington. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Furness Evans Incorp Wm Furness & Son And Stanley Evans & Co, Openshaw House, 90 Liverpool Road, Cadishead, Manchester, Lancashire, M44 5AN
  • Property Legal (manchester) Limited, Pls House, 2 Aegean Road, Atlantic Street, Broadheath, Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5UW
  • Howard Fitton Solicitors, The Dingle, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0AE
  • Hill & Co, 4-8 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QD
  • Land Law Llp, 10 - 14 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QB

Planning law solicitors in Partington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Partington practicing in planning law. This may include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Hill & Co, 4-8 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QD
  • Land Law Llp, 10 - 14 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QB
  • Myerson Solicitors Llp, The Cottages, Regent Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1RX
  • Collings Law Ltd, 51 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1DS

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

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