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Stockport Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Stockport conveyancing is Obstruction of Right of Way
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270
  • 3 Average time from start to completion was 73 days for conveyancing in Stockport
  • 4 Average time frame of 70 days for registration of title in Stockport
  • 5 64% freehold and 36% leasehold conveyancing in Stockport for last year

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stockport since November 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stockport

We are about to exchange contracts for a garden flat in Stockport. We have hit a stumbling block. Our mortgage offer with Godiva Mortgages Ltd expires on 4/4/2023 but the vendors are insisting on a completion date of 6/4/2023. Is it possible to prolong the mortgage offer?

The best person to deal with your question is your solicitors who will hopefully calculate if he or she is should be discussing with the mortgage company, vendor’s solicitors, estate agents or indeed all three based on the history of your house move to date.

I have 71 years remaining on my lease and require a lease extension for my flat in Stockport. Conveyancing solicitors on the Bank of Ireland panel can deal with such extensions correct?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 4/2/2023 the requirements read as follows :

Yes, subject to a minimum lease term of 85 years. The unexpired lease term must be at least the mortgage term plus 45 years. See also 5.14.9

How does conveyancing in Stockport differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Stockport contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Stockport typically purchase 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 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Stockport or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Stockport is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Stockport are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Stockport you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Stockport may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

How straightforward is it to use the search tool to select a conveyancing solicitor in Stockport on the panel for my mortgage?

1st choose a mortgage company such as Birmingham Midshires, Coventry Building Society or Britannia then specify your location for example Stockport. Conveyancing organisations in Stockport and across England and Wales will then be shown.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Stockport for my house move. Is it possible to see a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

You may read presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded call for training reasons.

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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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Stockport specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Stockport regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stockport practicing in commercial conveyancing in Stockport. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Alfred Newton Solicitors, 49-51 Wellington Road South, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3RX
  • 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
  • Nuttall Hogg, Unit 3, Hillgate Business Centre, Swallow Street, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3AU

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

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