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Reasons to use our Walkden conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Walkden
  • 2 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Walkden who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Walkden - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 4 Using a a family Solicitor usually results in a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Walkden will be conducted by a property lawyer on your lender’s approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Walkden since June 2022*

Disposal

of flat Manchester Road M28 3LU, at purchase amount of £70,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of semi premises, Gorton Grove, M28 3QE completing on 29/06/2022 at a price of £166,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Conveyance

of flat Stretton Close M28 3YD, sold for £315,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of apartment Longview Drive M27 9GJ, at the agreed price of £110,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Walkden

Would the conveyancing lawyers to be found on your site execute auction conveyancing in Walkden?

There are a number of auction practitioners we can put you in touch with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Walkden is one of our areas of in which our lawyers cover.

is it true that all Walkden conveyancing solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. The majority of banks do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

We had chosen conveyancing lawyers with offices in Walkden on the HSBC solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a supplemental charge for dealing with the HSBC mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by HSBC?

Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your conveyancing practitioner is entitled to levy a fee for this. This fee is not set by HSBC but by your Walkden lawyer. Plenty of firms on the HSBC panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee but many firms include it on their overall fee.

I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Walkden. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £175. A few days later, the lawyer contacted me to say that they were not on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Clydesdale panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Walkden. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Walkden

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one near me in Walkden I like with open areas and transport links nearby, however it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Walkden in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

I have been pointed in your direction by a few estate agents in Walkden to select a solicitor using your seach tool. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to promote your services over alternative conveyancing organisations?

We don’t make any referral fee for sending work our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Walkden for my house move. Is it possible to see a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

Members of the public can read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor call for training reasons.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Walkden

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Walkden with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Widdows Pilling & Co, The Manse, 2b Memorial Road, Walkden, Worsley, Manchester, Lancashire, M28 3AQ
  • Hcb Berry & Berry Limited, 1-5 Longley Road, Walkden, Worsley, Manchester, Lancashire, M28 3JB
  • Rothwell And Evans Limited, The Old Brewery House, 1 Station Road, Swinton, Manchester, Lancashire, M27 6AH
  • Maidstone Solicitors Llp, 308 Manchester Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 2QS
  • Ezra Elijah Law Ltd, 102 St. Helens Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 3PJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Walkden regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Walkden specialising in commercial conveyancing in Walkden. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Lisa Tonge Solicitors, 30 Egerton Road, Worsley, Manchester, Lancashire, M28 3JY
  • Widdows Pilling & Co, The Manse, 2b Memorial Road, Walkden, Worsley, Manchester, Lancashire, M28 3AQ
  • Hcb Berry & Berry Limited, 1-5 Longley Road, Walkden, Worsley, Manchester, Lancashire, M28 3JB
  • Glp Solicitors, 15 Hulton District Centre, Worsley, Manchester, Lancashire, M28 0BA
  • Rothwell And Evans Limited, The Old Brewery House, 1 Station Road, Swinton, Manchester, Lancashire, M27 6AH

Planning law solicitors in Walkden regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Walkden with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Mary Monson Solicitors Limited, 87 Chorley Road, Swinton, Manchester, Lancashire, M27 4AA
  • Nabi Solicitors, Rose Hill Works, Nelson Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 2RW
  • Afg Law Limited, 20 Mawdsley Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1LE
  • Russell & Russell, Churchill House, Wood Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1EE
  • Winder Taylor Smith, Designa House,569 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 6BL

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

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