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Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Trafford

  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal links with Trafford selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Excellent communication and a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Trafford property deals can be made significantly more protracted due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 The companies identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 4 Trafford property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Trafford conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your home move
  • 5 Trafford solicitors work in partnership with Trafford estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Trafford since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Trafford

I have 71 years unexpired on my lease and require a lease extension for my apartment in Trafford. Conveyancing solicitors on the Chelsea Building Society 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. Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 20/5/2024 the requirements read as follows :

85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage. Please ensure that you explain the implications of a short term lease to the borrower.

This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as a first time buyer of a ground floor flat in Trafford. Do I pick up the keys to the house on completion from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Trafford?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Trafford. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be called to collect the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.

We were going to get a AIP from Skipton this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Skipton recommend any Trafford solicitors on the Skipton conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Trafford solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Skipton conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Skipton through the process.

I can not fathom if my bank requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Trafford building society branch on various occasions and was advised it wasn't a problem and they will lend. My Trafford conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- called and was told they refuse to lend based on their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

Provided that the lawyer is on the mortgage company panel, she or he must comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook requirements for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Trafford. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Trafford of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I decided to have a survey done on a house in Trafford in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor advised that some banks tend refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Trafford. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Trafford especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Trafford.

Are there any apps to help search for a Trafford law firm on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am willing to travel upto 25miles to meet the solicitor.

Feel free to make use of the tool on this website. Please pick a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Trafford conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some Trafford conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can ring them to check whether they are on the Leeds Building Society panel

Is there a reason that Trafford conveyancing charges differ for leasehold and freehold properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Trafford can involve additional due diligence for instance fully examining the lease, liaising with the freeholder, obtaining up to date rent receipts, landlord’s consents, management company’s accounts amongst other tasks.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Trafford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Bannister Preston, 28-30 Washway Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7QY
  • Slater Heelis Llp, Lloyds Bank Buildings, 16 School Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7XP
  • Property Legal (manchester) Limited, Pls House, 2 Aegean Road, Atlantic Street, Broadheath, Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5UW
  • Michael Taylor & Co, 38 Crofts Bank Road, Urmston, Manchester, Lancashire, M41 0TQ
  • Ford Banks Irwin, 50 Stothard Road, Stretford, Manchester, Lancashire, M32 9HB

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Trafford

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Trafford with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Ralli Limited, Jackson House, Sibson Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7RR
  • Bannister Preston, 28-30 Washway Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7QY
  • Slater Heelis Llp, Lloyds Bank Buildings, 16 School Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7XP
  • Property Legal (manchester) Limited, Pls House, 2 Aegean Road, Atlantic Street, Broadheath, Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5UW
  • Ford Banks Irwin, 50 Stothard Road, Stretford, Manchester, Lancashire, M32 9HB

Planning law solicitors in Trafford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Trafford specialising in planning law. This could include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Hill & Co, 4-8 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QD
  • Land Law Llp, 10 - 14 Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QB
  • Myerson Solicitors Llp, The Cottages, Regent Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1RX
  • Collings Law Ltd, 51 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1DS
  • Blue Sky Law Limited, 4 Broughville Drive, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 5WH

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