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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Westhoughton’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Westhoughton.

Reasons to use our Westhoughton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Westhoughton solicitors work in conjunction with Westhoughton estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 Westhoughton conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Westhoughton lawyer have established very good connections with Westhoughton local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Westhoughton.
  • 4 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have excellent personal links with Westhoughton estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 The Westhoughton conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Westhoughton

Examples of recent conveyancing in Westhoughton since June 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Westhoughton

Can conveyancing in Westhoughton to be done in less than 3 weeks?

First, If the seller is applying pressure to complete it is advisable to make sure that your conveyancer is familiar with the location as they will make use of local connections and knowledge. It is possible that they could have conducted previousproperties in the same street. You would be best advised to use a Westhoughton conveyancing firm. Second, ensure that the lawyer is on the member panel. It is believed that just under twenty per cent of Westhoughton conveyancing deals are delayed or jeopardised after discovering a buyer’s conveyancer was not on their banks member panel. This can often result in the legal process being delayed by almost three weeks. It is understood that this issue impacts approximately 100,000 home sales every year. Many Westhoughton conveyancing firms can not represent certain banks so do check at the outset.

We had chosen solicitors based in Westhoughton on the UBS solicitor panel. They are now charging me a further amount for the legal aspects of the UBS mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by UBS?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancer may levy a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by UBS but by your Westhoughton conveyancer. Some firms on the UBS panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Aldermore. Westhoughton conveyancing solicitors were appointed. How long does it take for Aldermore to send the offer to the solicitor?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Aldermore done the valuation? Have you informed Aldermore as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

Intending to buy a house in Westhoughton. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Westhoughton conveyancer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel.

Various online forums that I have visited warn that are the main reason for stalling in Westhoughton house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the most frequent causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Westhoughton.

How does conveyancing in Westhoughton differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Westhoughton come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because builders in Westhoughton tend to 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 Westhoughton or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one near me in Westhoughton I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, however it's only got 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Westhoughton in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

We are looking to purchase a repossessed property in Westhoughton and the mortgagee in possession demand completion inside a month. Can a conveyancing practitioner complete in this timeframe? Would it be better to instruct a local Westhoughton firm or an online conveyancer that advertises to complete quickly?

Visit your Westhoughton shopping parade. Pop in to two or three firms and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Explain your needs and get assurances on speed. Select the one that appears most genuine. Be sure to use a property lawyer on the panel of lawyers approved by your lender.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Westhoughton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Keoghs Llp, The Parklands, Lostock, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 4SE
  • Swift Lawyers Limited, Bluebell Business Centre, 120 Bolton Road, Atherton, Manchester, Lancashire, M46 9JZ
  • Aa Solicitors Ltd, 195 St Helens Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 3PY
  • Ezra Elijah Law Ltd, 102 St. Helens Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 3PJ
  • Knights Law Solicitors Ltd, 312 Derby Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 6LF

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Westhoughton

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Westhoughton specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Keoghs Llp, The Parklands, Lostock, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 4SE
  • Ezra Elijah Law Ltd, 102 St. Helens Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 3PJ
  • Knights Law Solicitors Ltd, 312 Derby Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 6LF
  • Winder Taylor Smith, Designa House,569 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 6BL
  • Lex Legal Uk Limited, 271 Derby Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 6LA

Planning law solicitors in Westhoughton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Westhoughton with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Winder Taylor Smith, Designa House,569 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 6BL
  • Hcb Widdows Mason Limited, 3 - 5 King Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 4LP
  • Afg Law Limited, 20 Mawdsley Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1LE
  • Nabi Solicitors, Rose Hill Works, Nelson Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 2RW
  • Russell & Russell, Churchill House, Wood Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1EE

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

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