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Logical reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Whitefield

  • 1 Whitefield lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Whitefield conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your conveyancing
  • 2 Personal touch together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Whitefield property deals can be made significantly more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 3 Over the years Whitefield conveyancer have developed valuable working relationships with Whitefield local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Whitefield.
  • 4 Whitefield conveyancers work in conjunction with Whitefield estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you require
  • 5 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor usually results in a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whitefield since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitefield

My husband and I are looking to buy a home in Whitefield and have appointed a Whitefield conveyancing firm. Within the last couple of days our property lawyer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report with a view to exchanging next week. Platform Home Loans Ltd have this morning contacted us to advise us that there is now an issue as our Whitefield solicitor is not on their conveyancing panel. Is this a problem?

Where you are buying a property requiring a mortgage it is usual for the purchasers' lawyers to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your bank and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on the bank's conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Whitefield solicitors, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

We are looking to buy a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Whitefield who is on the RBS conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for RBS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Whitefield.

I moved into my flat on 12 September and my personal details are still not on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Whitefield said it would be registered in less than a month. Are transfers in Whitefield particularly slow to register?

As far as conveyancing in Whitefield registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry have to notify any interested parties. As of today approximately three quarters of submission are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive delays. Registration occurs after the buyer is living at the premises so 'speed' is not typically an essential issue yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

How does conveyancing in Whitefield differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Whitefield come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because house builders in Whitefield tend to buy the land, 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Whitefield or who has acted in the same development.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Whitefield. I happened to discover a web site which looks to be the perfect solution If it is possible to get all formalities completed via phone that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Whitefield conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Whitefield conveyancing firm) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you speak with two or three firms including non Whitefield conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be of use:

    How experienced is the practice with lease extension legislation? If the firm is not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?

I own a split level flat in Whitefield, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Whitefield with an extended lease are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2074

With just 52 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £29,500 and £34,000 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Whitefield

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Whitefield with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Sheldon Davidson Solicitors Limited, 219 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, Lancashire, M45 8GW
  • A.s. Matthews Limited, 136 Park Lane, Whitefield, Manchester, Lancashire, M45 7PX
  • Thomas Saul & Co, 6 Bury Old Road, Whitefield, Manchester, Lancashire, M45 6TF
  • Latimer Lee Llp, 35 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 9JY
  • Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited, 35 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 9JY

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Whitefield regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Whitefield but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Conveyancing Expert Limited, 117 Chorley Road, M27 4AA
  • Countrywide Property Lawyers Limited, 2nd Floor, Churchgate House, M1 6EU
  • Countrywide Property Lawyers Limited, 3rd Floor Lee House, M1 5RR

Planning law solicitors in Whitefield regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whitefield with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Butcher And Barlow Llp, 2-6 Bank Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0DL
  • Hyland Legal Limited, Imperial House, 79 - 81 Hornby Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 5BN
  • Mary Monson Solicitors Limited, 87 Chorley Road, Swinton, Manchester, Lancashire, M27 4AA
  • Nabi Solicitors, Rose Hill Works, Nelson Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 2RW
  • Read Roper & Read, 11th Floor, Alberton House, St. Marys Parsonage, Manchester, Lancashire, M3 2WJ

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

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