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Reasons to use our Timperley conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Timperley property lawyers work in partnership with Timperley estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 Solicitor conveyancing firms have valuable personal links with Timperley selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Timperley
  • 4 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Timperley regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Timperley and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Timperley is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Timperley since June 2022*

Transfer

of terraced residence, Hargreaves Road, WA15 7BB completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £831,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title

Acquisition

of flat Farndon Drive WA15 6NR, acquired for £460,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of terraced property, Park Road, WA15 6QY completing on 04/07/2022 at a price of £580,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of apartment Alexander Drive WA15 6NH, at sale sum of £722,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Timperley

Due to move into my new home in Timperley next Monday. My solicitor now wants me to supply her with proof of content and building insurance for the property as as she informs me that she is duty bound to validate that it is in order for the bank. What risks does the mortgage company expect the insurance to cover?

All property lawyers on acting for lenders would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s Part 2 conditions. These requirements are not limited to conveyancing in Timperley.

I purchased a freehold premises in Timperley but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Timperley and has limited impact for conveyancing in Timperley but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be extinguished.

I am purchasing a right to buy a flat in Timperley. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Timperley you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Timperley.

How can we tell if a Timperley conveyancing solicitor on the Barclays panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Timperley obtaining recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer conducting your transaction.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Timperley off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Barclays. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Barclays, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel.

Having read lots of mortgage guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Timperley solicitor - who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Clydesdale will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Clydesdale will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancing practitioner will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Timperley postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Clydesdale, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Timperley.

As co-executor for the will of my aunt I am disposing of a residence in Swansea but reside in Timperley. My conveyancer (approximately 250 miles from merequires that I execute a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Timperley to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Timperley based

I have just appointed agents to market my 2 bed flat in Timperley. Conveyancing has not commenced, however I have just had a yearly maintenance charge invoice – Do I pay up?

The sensible thing to do is clear the service charge as normal because all rents and maintenance payments should be apportioned on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I invested in buying a leasehold flat in Timperley, conveyancing was carried out 4 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Similar flats in Timperley with over 90 years remaining are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2077

You have 55 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Timperley

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Timperley specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • William H Lill & Co, 16 Old Market Place, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4DD
  • Mlp Law Llp, 7 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QE
  • N J Goodman & Co, 5 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QE
  • Land Law Llp, 10 - 14 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QB
  • Mchale Legal Limited, 19-21 High Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Timperley regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Timperley with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Timperley. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Collier Littler, 411-413 Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 7XR
  • William H Lill & Co, 16 Old Market Place, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4DD
  • Charmax Llp, Charmax House, 14 Old Market Place, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4DF
  • Mlp Law Llp, 7 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QE
  • Hill & Co, 4-8 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QD

Planning law solicitors in Timperley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Timperley with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Timperley
  • Hill & Co, 4-8 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QD
  • Land Law Llp, 10 - 14 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QB
  • Collings Law Ltd, 51 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1DS
  • Myerson Solicitors Llp, The Cottages, Regent Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1RX
  • Blue Sky Law Limited, 4 Broughville Drive, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 5WH

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