Conveyancing Solicitors in Altrincham

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Conveyancing in Altrincham

Conveyancing is the legal process for transferring the ownership of property from one party to another, or the legal work involved in a transfer of equity or remortgage. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Altrincham, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Altrincham and Trafford clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Cheadle, Sale, Stockport, Warrington and Manchester

Altrincham Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Altrincham

Altrincham has a population of approximately 52,400 people. A market town in Greater Manchester, Altrincham is celebrated for its vibrant food and drink scene, cultural events, and excellent schools, with convenient Metrolink access to Manchester city centre.

Altrincham house prices

The average price paid for a property in Altrincham between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Altrincham (2023/24)

Altrincham is in Trafford Council.

Band Amount
A £1,252.05
B £1,460.73
C £1,669.40
D £1,878.08
E £2,295.43
F £2,712.78
G £3,130.13
H £3,756.16

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

A conveyancer plays a key role after an offer has been accepted, and leads you through the legal side of the transaction. They will perform due diligence on the property, such as ordering property searches, raising enquires, ensuring necessary funds are correctly transferred and completing the registration of your ownership with HM Land Registry.

In addition to standard searches, Altrincham conveyancing solicitors could also undertake searches for historic industrial activity and land contamination.

Are you funding your home purchase with a mortgage?

When you purchase a property, your solicitor also needs to carry out some legal work for the bank. Panel approval will mean your solicitor can represent the interests of your lender.

We work with lawyers who can represent the vast majority of mortgage lenders, such as major banks like Metro Bank, to smaller lenders like Bradford and Bingley and NRAM - facilitating a quicker completion of your transaction.

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We can also assist home buyers in Altrincham with the legal work for:

Buying in a conservation area

When you purchase a property in an Altrincham conservation area, your solicitor will need to check for restrictive covenants, e.g. local byelaws, and business use restrictions. Conservation areas in Altrincham and the Trafford local authority include:

  • Flixton
  • Devisdale
  • Old Market Place

Buying a listed building

There exist around 500,000 listed buildings across the country, 270 of which are in Trafford Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and around Altrincham include:

  • Boundary Stone, The Downs, Altrincham, Trafford
  • The Railway Inn Public House, Manchester Road, Altrincham, Trafford
  • Church Of St John The Divine, Brooklands Road, Brooklands, Altrincham, Trafford
  • 16 Langham Road, Altrincham, Trafford
  • West Bank Farmhouse, Bow Lane, Altrincham, Trafford

Owning a listed building can be a challenge for the unwary. Our specialist panel of solicitors will explain to you the commitments a listed building owner must make. Examples include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, required consent for landscaping and a requirement to use original or historically appropriate materials.

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Selling property in Altrincham

When selling an Altrincham home, the solicitor will prepare the necessary documentation, including the contract of sale and the various property information forms, and help you complete these forms. A seller's solicitor's duties include dealing with complications like a dispute with the freeholder, answering the buyer's solicitor's questions and redeeming the mortgage.

The solicitor will also work with all parties, like estate agents and banks or building societies, ensuring that the transfer of ownership is completed successfully.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can be seriously delayed.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and a current statement of service charges. The time required by to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

It can take a long time to gather this paperwork if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity.

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Remortgaging

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

Verify your lawyer is on your chosen lender's panel before you instruct.

Our partner panel solicitors are on all major mortgage lenders' panels, so whether you are changing to a 5-year fixed rate with Barclays Bank or taking out a buy to let mortgage from Barnsley Building Society, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity in Altrincham

Whether you are adding your spouse to the deeds, transferring the ownership of your home to your daughter, son or other family member or inheritance tax planning, you will need to transfer equity.

Your legal representative will complete the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Altrincham?

Getting a quote takes moments - but understanding what is and isn't included in the quote can be challenging.

Conveyancing legal fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the legal services they provide during your transaction.

Disbursements

The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, including Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check the T's & C's

If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, watch out for undisclosed fees missing from the original quote. Some firms include extra costs in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a higher-than-expected final bill.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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