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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Romiley conveyancing

Reasons to use our Romiley conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Romiley solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Romiley are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Romiley and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Romiley conveyancing can become significantly more complicated as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 Romiley solicitor are the key to a successful Romiley home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 Romiley property lawyers work in partnership with Romiley estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, offering all the advice and help you require

Examples of recent conveyancing in Romiley since March 2022*

Purchase

of flat The Avenue SK6 2EB, acquired for £295,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of apartment Christy Close SK14 4GY, at the agreed consideration of £90,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi property, Home Farm Avenue, SK14 6JS completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £215,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Disposal

of semi-detached property, Dunkirk Close, M34 2JB completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £187,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Romiley

The Romiley conveyancing lawyers that just started acting on my house acquisition in Romiley have suddenly shut down. They were on acting for me because I had to have a firm on the Aldermore conveyancing panel and my previous Romiley lawyer was not. I wrote them a cheque for £250 in advance. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors 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 will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Aldermore 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 lawyers may be able to assist.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our property are lost. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Romiley 5 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

Gone are the days when you need to have the physical deeds to evidence that you own the land or property, as the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

How does conveyancing in Romiley differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Romiley come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because developers in Romiley typically buy the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Romiley or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Romiley in advance of appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may not give a mortgage on this type of property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Halifax. If you call us we can look into this further via 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 Romiley. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Romiley for my home move. Is there any facility to check a firm’s record with the legal regulator?

Members of the public can see presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

I want to rent out my leasehold apartment in Romiley. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

A lease dictates the relationship between the freeholder and you the leaseholder; in particular, it will indicate if subletting is prohibited, or permitted but only subject to certain caveats. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. Most leases in Romiley do not prevent an absolute prevention of subletting – such a provision would undoubtedly devalue the flat. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a copy of the sublease.

Romiley Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries Prior to buying

    Does this lease have in excess of 82 years left? On the whole the outlay for major works are not built into the maintenance charges, although a few managing agents in Romiley require leasehold owners to pay into a sinking fund and this is used to offset against larger repairs or maintenance. You should be aware that where the lease has no more than 80 years it will affect the salability of the property. Check with your mortgage company that they are happy with remaining years on the lease. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will most likely require a lease extension at some point and you need to have some idea of what this will be. For most Romileylease extensions you would be be obliged to have been the owner of the property for 24 months in order to be legally able to exercise a lease extension.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Romiley regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Romiley specialising in commercial conveyancing in Romiley. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Castles, 72 Compstall Road, Romiley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 4DE
  • Jrb Law Limited, 42 Ricroft Road, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 5JR
  • Whiting & Mason, 17-19 Stockport Road, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 6BD
  • Jones Law Partnership, 11 Market Street, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 7AA
  • Haworth & Lees Solicitors Ltd, 83a Market Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 1HL

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Romiley but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • C S Conveyancing, 492/494 Hempshaw Lane, SK2 5TL
  • Maureen Patterson & Co, 196 Higher Hillgate, SK1 3QY
  • D R Dunkerley & Co , Property Lawyers, SK12 1RD
  • Rose & Co Property Lawyers, 14 Warrington Street, OL6 6AS

Planning law solicitors in Romiley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Romiley practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Jrb Law Limited, 42 Ricroft Road, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 5JR
  • Blue Sky Law Limited, 4 Broughville Drive, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 5WH

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

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