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Reasons to use our Thornton Cleveleys conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Thornton Cleveleys will be carried out by a law firm on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.
  • 2 There is a distinct possibility the other side’s solicitors have offices in Thornton Cleveleys - if so both parties are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 3 Thornton Cleveleys lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Thornton Cleveleys conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 Personal touch together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Thornton Cleveleys conveyancing can become a lot more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Thornton Cleveleys is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Thornton Cleveleys since June 2022*


of detached residence premises, Church Road, FY5 2TX completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £160,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers


of flat Sanderling Close FY5 3FN, at purchase consideration of £80,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties


of flat Counsell Court FY5 4BF, acquired for £74,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities


of detached residence residence, Byron Avenue, FY5 2HA completing on 27/06/2022 at a price of £175,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thornton Cleveleys

The sellers of the property we are looking to purchase are using a conveyancing solicitor in Thornton Cleveleys who has suggested a exclusivity agreement with a payment 10k. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

This form of contract is unusual in Thornton Cleveleys, conveyancers will often try and steer clients away from them as they detract from the main conveyancing focus and if you end up losing your deposit then the lawyer is left exposed. Secondly, there is no assurance that just because the owner has executed an exclusivity contract they will sell to you. They may breach the agreement if they are offered sufficient incentive to do so because an aggrieved purchaser with the benefit of a lockout agreement will still have to establish consequential losses from the breach and this may not compare to the extra amount that your vendor may gain by reneging on the agreement, however morally unworthy that may be.

I know that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need chancel insurance when acquiring a residence in Thornton Cleveleys? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that means some homeowners residing in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards repairs to the chancel within the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Thornton Cleveleys?

Unless a prior acquisition of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you may expect lawyers handling conveyancing in Thornton Cleveleys to continue to advocate a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

How does conveyancing in Thornton Cleveleys differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Thornton Cleveleys come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because house builders in Thornton Cleveleys usually acquire 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 Thornton Cleveleys or who has acted in the same development.

As co-executor for the estate of my grandfather I am selling a residence in Newport but reside in Thornton Cleveleys. My conveyancer (approximately 200 miles from mehas requested that I sign a stat dec ahead of completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Thornton Cleveleys to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Thornton Cleveleys based

I am attracted to a two maisonettes in Thornton Cleveleys which have about fifty years unexpired on the leases. Will this present a problem?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold apartment in Thornton Cleveleys is a deteriorating asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The nearer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the value of the premises. The majority of purchasers and mortgage companies, leases with less than 75 years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Thornton Cleveleys conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Thornton Cleveleys - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    Please note if it is no more than 80 years it will affect the value of the flat. Check with your bank that they are content with remaining years on the lease. A short lease means that you will probably need a lease extension sooner rather than later and it is worth discovering how much this will be. For most Thornton Cleveleyslease extensions you will be be obliged to have owned the residence for two years in order to be eligible to extend the lease. What restrictions are there in the Thornton Cleveleys Lease?

I have noted on numerous online forums that when choosing a conveyancing firm they need approved by your bank. It happens to be my first house move but I have an AIP with Santander and I already have a local conveyancing solicitor in Thornton Cleveleys on standby. Can Santander need an approved lawyer to be selected? If so, where can I find that list for my conveyancing in Thornton Cleveleys?

You should choose a solicitor that is on the Santander panel. Just call your chosen Thornton Cleveleys conveyancing lawyer and ask if they are on the Santander panel. If they are not approved you have a couple of options available to you here:

  • Carry on with your existing Thornton Cleveleys conveyancer but Santander will no doubt appoint a property lawyer from their approved list. This will result in additional cost together with probable delay.
  • Choose a fresh conveyancing practitioner to conduct the conveyancing, making sure they are on the Santander conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your conveyancing practitioner to do everything within their powers to join the Santander panel of solicitors.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Thornton Cleveleys

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Thornton Cleveleys specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Palmer Hodgson & Heyes Limited, York House, 1 York Avenue, Thornton-cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 2UQ
  • Haworth Brotherton, 6 Crescent East, Thornton-cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 3LX
  • Blackburn & Co, 13-15 Preston Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6JD
  • Barrett Nelligan Solicitors Limited, 50 Adelaide Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6EE
  • Inghams, 32-38 North Albert Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6AW

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Thornton Cleveleys regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Thornton Cleveleys practicing in commercial conveyancing in Thornton Cleveleys. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Haworth Brotherton, 6 Crescent East, Thornton-cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 3LX
  • Blackburn & Co, 13-15 Preston Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6JD
  • Barrett Nelligan Solicitors Limited, 50 Adelaide Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6EE
  • Inghams, 32-38 North Albert Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6AW
  • Easthams Solicitors Limited, 292-302 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 3QA

Sale in Thornton Cleveleys is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Sending draft papers to the lawyer retained by the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to further queries from the buyer’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions submitted by the buyer’s lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the seller, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where applicable)

Neighboring Locations

Thornton Cleveleys
Lytham St Annes
Poulton Le Fylde

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

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