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Rochdale Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 64% freehold and 36% leasehold conveyancing in Rochdale for last year
  • 2 885 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Rochdale
  • 3 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Rochdale is 5% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Rochdale that are buy to let is 19%
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £190

Examples of recent conveyancing in Rochdale since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rochdale

My partner and I are buying our first property. Our property lawyer has messagedto check if we want to order supplemental conveyancing searches. As novices we are clueless as to what's recommended for conveyancing in Rochdale

The number and type of Rochdale conveyancing searches should be triggered based entirely on the property, the location, the probability of any of these risks, your knowledge of the area and risks, your overall appetite to risk. What matters is that you properly comprehend what information the searches could give you. Then you can make a decision if you consider that you need that search. If unclear, ask the conveyancing practitioner to offer guidance.

The Rochdale conveyancing lawyers that I appointed last week on my purchase in Rochdale have without warning closed. They were on acting for me because I needed a firm on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel and my preferred Rochdale lawyer was not. I paid them money on account. What do I do now?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help.

I need some quick conveyancing in Rochdale as I have an ultimatum to exchange contracts in less than 2 weeks. Fortunately I do not need a mortgage. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

If.Given you are are a cash buyer you are at liberty not to do searches although no solicitor would recommend that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Rochdale the following are instances of what can show up and adversely impact the marketability of the property: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Charges, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

I have recentlybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Rochdale for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to check if the property is in your name, 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 Rochdale conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Rochdale differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Rochdale come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because house builders in Rochdale usually acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Rochdale or who has acted in the same development.

How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial premises in Rochdale and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act affords a safeguard to business lessees, giving them the right to make a request to court for a renewal lease and continue in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Rochdale is one of the hundreds of locations in which our lawyers are located

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Rochdale regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Rochdale practicing in commercial conveyancing in Rochdale. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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
  • Dean Solicitors Ltd, 123 Drake Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1PZ
  • Ast Hampsons Llp, 128 Yorkshire Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1LA

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Rochdale regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Rochdale but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Matthew Montgomery & Co, 9-13 Water Street, OL16 1TL
  • Alfred Ledger & Sons , Property Lawyers, OL16 1QA
  • Shanley Wright , Property Lawyers, OL16 1DZ
  • Title Transfer Property Lawyers, 71-75 Featherstall Road, OL15 8JZ
  • Kirkham Conveyancing Services Limited, 74 Rochdale Road, OL2 6QJ

Planning law solicitors in Rochdale regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Rochdale practicing in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Hyland Legal Limited, Imperial House, 79 - 81 Hornby Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 5BN
  • Butcher And Barlow Llp, 2-6 Bank Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0DL

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

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