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Stockport Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 60% freehold and 40% leasehold conveyancing in Stockport for this year to date
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 77 days for conveyancing in Stockport
  • 3 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Stockport is 25% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 4 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Stockport conveyancing is Obstruction of Right of Way
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stockport since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stockport

A loan agreement from HSBC for the refinancing of my 2 bedroom garden flat is to be issued any day now. Can you put forward a cheap conveyancing practitioner in Stockport?

You are on the wrong site if you are seeking the cheapest conveyancing in Stockport. Our aim is to provide excellent value conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Resist the temptation to appoint brokers offering the bait of ninety nine pound conveyancing in Stockport. Optimistically, in deciding on low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you invoiced for extras and still not get the service required.

Should our solicitor be raising questions regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Stockport.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers conducting conveyancing in Stockport. There are those who acquire a property in Stockport, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that may be undertaken by the buyer or by their lawyers which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Stockport. The conventional set of property information forms supplied to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard question of the vendor to determine if the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the owner, then a purchaser could bring a claim for damages as a result of such an incorrect reply. A buyer’s lawyers may also commission an enviro report. This will reveal whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be initiated.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Stockport benefiting from help to buy. The sellers refused to budge the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not inform my conveyancer about this extras as it will adversely affect my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I decided to have a survey done on a property in Stockport ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders will refuse to issue a mortgage on this type of home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Nationwide. If you call us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Stockport. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Stockport especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Stockport.

Given that I will soon spend £400,000 on a two bedroom apartment in Stockport I wish to talk to a lawyer regarding thehouse move in advance of appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

We could not agree more - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the solicitor who will be doing your property ownership legalities in Stockport.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important person, not a matter number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for your conveyancing in Stockport should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

I am hoping to buy a repression house in Stockport and the bank selling require completion inside a week. Do property lawyers meet that timeframe? Would it be better to use a local Stockport firm or an online firm that advertises to offer speedy conveyancing?

Attend your Stockport high street. Pop in to a couple of solicitor’s offices and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for an estimate. Explain your needs and try and obtain assurances on deadlines. Choose the one that seems most genuine. Make sure to use a solicitor on the list of solicitors acceptable to your lender.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Stockport regulated by the SRA

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

  • Alfred Newton Solicitors, 49-51 Wellington Road South, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3RX
  • Ayres Waters, 5 St. Petersgate, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1EB
  • Higgins Miller Solicitors Ltd, 49 Middle Hillgate, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3DL
  • Sas Daniels Llp, 30 Greek Street, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 8AD
  • The Howe Practice Limited, 2 Waterloo Court, Waterloo Road, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3DU

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Stockport

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Stockport practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Alfred Newton Solicitors, 49-51 Wellington Road South, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3RX
  • Henry's Solicitors Limited, 72-74 Wellington Road South, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3SU
  • Sas Daniels Llp, 30 Greek Street, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 8AD
  • The Howe Practice Limited, 2 Waterloo Court, Waterloo Road, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3DU
  • Gorvins Solicitors, Dale House, Tiviot Dale, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1TA

Planning law solicitors in Stockport regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stockport practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Blue Sky Law Limited, 4 Broughville Drive, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 5WH
  • Priority Law Limited, Lake View, Lakeside, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 3GW
  • Jrb Law Limited, 42 Ricroft Road, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 5JR
  • Brindle & Yam Solicitors, First Floor, 50 Faulkner Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 4FH
  • Chung & Co, 58-60 George Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 4HF

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

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