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Main reasons to use our service to help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Westhoughton

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Westhoughton is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor on the whole results in a more personalised service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Chances are that the other side’s lawyers are based in Westhoughton - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 4 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Westhoughton has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Westhoughton property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Westhoughton conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Westhoughton since July 2022*


of terraced premises, Wigan Road, BL5 2AJ completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £131,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers


of house premises, Quakerfields, BL5 2BJ completing on 07/07/2022 at a price of £205,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor


of flat St Georges Avenue BL5 2EU, at purchase price of £234,950. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi-detached residence, Chantry Close, BL5 2LY completing on 11/07/2022 at a price of £240,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Westhoughton

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Westhoughton is not listed on my bank's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s conveyancing?

That would most likely be an incorrect assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Westhoughton conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Westhoughton is more expensive?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Westhoughton and Greater Manchester usually involve additional due diligence compared to freehold transactions. This includes lease investigation, liaising with the landlord about the service of appropriate notices, procuring current service charge and management information, securing the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – regardless of the fact the lease has passed through many different property solicitors hands since it was first granted.

A friend advised me that in buying a property in Westhoughton there may be a number of restrictions prohibiting external changes to the property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Westhoughton which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Westhoughton should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am planning to move house in January. Should my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the completion day. On a separate note, can you put forward a removal company in Westhoughton. Conveyancing lawyer was organised before I stumbled across your page.

On the afternoon of completion you can collect the keys from your property agent but this should only occur once the previous owners conveyancers inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be passed over. After that you can inform the removal men that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a particular removal company but can assist you in finding a conveyancing in Westhoughton or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Westhoughton.

I have paid off my mortgage with Nationwide. I assume I don't need a Westhoughton solicitor on the Nationwide panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Nationwide mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nationwide mortgage from the register. Nationwide, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Nationwide has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Nationwide has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nationwide mortgage has been paid off.

I decided to have a survey done on a house in Westhoughton ahead of retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not grant a mortgage on a flying freehold home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Westhoughton. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Westhoughton especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Westhoughton.

Am I right to be wary that third parties that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use an online conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Westhoughton conveyancing firm?

As is the case with many service providers, often referrals from connections can be worth their weight in gold. But there are numerous players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders may recommend lawyers to appoint. Sometimes the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there might be a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are free to select your preferred conveyancer. However, bear in mind that most lenders specify a panel list of law firms you are obliged to use for the mortgage related work in your transaction.

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my ground floor flat in Westhoughton. Conveyancing has not commenced, however I have just received a quarterly service charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

The sensible thing to do is discharge the maintenance contribution as usual given that all ground rent and service charges will be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, 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.

Westhoughton Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    The answer will be important as a) areas could cause problems in the building as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate if maintenance are not paid for b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the running of the building you will want to have complete disclosure Is there a share of the freehold?

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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 small selection of solicitors in Westhoughton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Westhoughton regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Westhoughton but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Amity Conveyancing Limited , 17 Lee Lane, BL6 7BP
  • Tq Property Lawyers Limited, 54 Church Street, WN7 1AZ
  • Bernadette Kearns Limited, 20 Upper Dicconson Street, WN1 2AD

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

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