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Rochdale Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £512
  • 2 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Rochdale conveyancing is Possessory Title
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £190
  • 4 Average time from start to completion was 46 days for conveyancing in Rochdale
  • 5 February was the busiest month and March was the next busiest month while March was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Rochdale

Examples of recent conveyancing in Rochdale since November 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rochdale

Me and my husband are purchasing residence in Rochdale. My property lawyer is not on the mortgage company approved panel. Is it possible for me to retain my Rochdale conveyancing solicitor even though they are not on the bank list of approved lawyers?

You have a couple of options available to you here

  • Proceed with your preferred Rochdale property lawyer but your mortgage company will no doubt retain a conveyancer on their approved panel. The net result is additional fees together with potential interruption.
  • Choose a new solicitor to act in the purchase, making sure they are on the lender conveyancing panel.
  • Appeal to your conveyancer to attempt to join the mortgage company panel

It is 10 years ago since I acquired my home in Rochdale. Conveyancing lawyers have now been retained on the sale but I am unable to find the title documents. Will this cause complications?

Don’t worry too much. Firstly the deeds may be with your mortgage company or they may be in the possession of the lawyers who handled your purchase. Secondly the chances are that the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Rochdale involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is unregistered it is more of a problem but is resolvable.

Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose planned roadworks that could affect a commercial land in Rochdale?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Rochdale will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Rochdale. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Rochdale.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Rochdale it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Rochdale commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Rochdale.

I am buying a new build apartment in Rochdale. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Rochdale

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply a car parking plan.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Rochdale. Before I set the wheels in motion I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Rochdale - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Rochdale Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries before buying

    It is important to be aware whether redecorating or some other major work is due in the foreseeable future to be shared by the leaseholders and will materially impact the level of the maintenance charges or necessitate a one off payment. How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? Most Rochdale leasehold flats will incur a service bill for maintenance of the building set on behalf of the landlord. Where you acquire the property you will have to meet this contribution, usually periodically throughout the year. This could differ from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common areas. In all probability there will be a rentcharge to be met yearly, normally this is not a large figure, say around £25-£75 but you should to enquire as on occasion it can be many hundreds of pounds.

Is it true that a Rochdale conveyancing company got sued by clients for failing to conduct the right conveyancing searches?

Our attention has not be brought to such a Rochdale conveyancing matter but it has been reported that, clients buying a house elsewhere in England successfully sued their lawyer due to development plans to erect a wind farm failing to be picked up in conveyancing searches.

If you are buying in Rochdale It is important that your solicitor carry out all Rochdale conveyancing searches necessary making sure that you have relevant and current information ahead of purchasing a home in Rochdale.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Rochdale regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Rochdale but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Hudson & Taylor, 19 Church Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1NS
  • Hartley Thomas & Wright Inc Rhodes & Co, Town Hall Chambers, South Parade, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1LW
  • Pennine Solicitors Limited, 136 Drake Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1PS
  • Molesworths Bright Clegg, Octagon House, 25-27 Yorkshire Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1RH
  • Dean Solicitors Ltd, 123 Drake Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1PZ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Rochdale regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Rochdale practicing in commercial conveyancing in Rochdale. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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

Domestic 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

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

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