Conveyancing Solicitors in Trafford

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Conveyancing in Trafford

Conveyancing is the legal work that ensures property is transferred from a seller to a buyer. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Trafford, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Trafford and throughout Greater Manchester 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: Bolton, Tameside and Manchester

Trafford Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Trafford

Trafford is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester and includes the towns of Altrincham, Partington, Sale, Stretford and Urmston.

Trafford is regarded as the economic powerhouse of Greater Manchester with low levels of unemployment. The borough is home to Trafford Park, Europe's largest business park with more than 1,400 companies employing around 50,000 people. The area's business resilience, excellent transport links and outstanding schools have made Trafford an attractive place to live, and consequently property prices have been rapidly increasing over recent years.

Trafford house prices

The average price paid for a property in Trafford between March and April 2024 was £365,069 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Trafford (2023/24)

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 do conveyancing solicitors do?

A conveyancing solicitor plays a key role after an offer has been accepted, and helps the buyer with the legal side of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer.

They will order searches, raise enquires of the seller, review the lease (if applicable) and handle post-completion tasks, like paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Trafford conveyancing solicitors may undertake searches for historic industrial activity and land contamination.

Are you purchasing a property with a mortgage?

When you buy a property with a mortgage, your lender must ensure the home's value will cover the value of the loan.

Your transaction could take weeks longer and cost more if your conveyancer is not on your chosen mortgage provider's panel.

Over 100 banks and building societies have approved our chosen partner solicitors, so we can help you complete your Trafford transaction without delay.

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We can also help Trafford home buyers with conveyancing for:

Listed buildings

There are about half a million listed buildings in England and Wales, 265 of which are in Trafford Council.

Trafford listed buildings include:

  • Boundary Stone, The Downs, Altrincham, Trafford
  • The Railway Inn Public House, Manchester Road, Altrincham, Trafford
  • Brindleys Weir, Cornbrook Road, Stretford, Trafford
  • Brooklands Station, Marsland Road, Non Civil Parish, Sale, Trafford
  • Church Of St John The Divine, Brooklands Road, Brooklands, Altrincham, Trafford

Owning a listed building can be a challenge for the unwary. Examples of the duties faced by listed property owners include required consent for landscaping, and an obligation to protect significant internal features like fireplaces. Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will clarify the commitments a listed building owner must make.

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Buying a leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

Your conveyancing solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Trafford

The sale of a home in Trafford will require your conveyancer to first assemble all essential documents, including the sale contract and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms, and help you fill out this paperwork.

They will address potential issues and reply to the buyer's solicitor's inquiries. Your solicitor will coordinate with all parties, like agents, lenders and landlords, to help ensure the sale completes without a hitch.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties typically takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include a current statement of service charges and management company information. The time it takes your lawyer to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond, so the seller's solicitor should get this underway as soon as possible.

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Remortgage in Trafford

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

You will need to check the solicitor that you want to handle your remortgage is an approved member of your lender's legal panel before you instruct your solicitor.

Quittance panel solicitors can work with 99% of all mortgage lenders. Whether you are switching to a fixed rate mortgage from Barclays Bank or taking out a capped mortgage from Investec Bank, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity

If you aim to restructure the ownership of your home, whether you are tax planning for the future, transferring the ownership of a property to your children or buying out a joint owner, you will need to transfer equity. Your property lawyer will complete the legal work for a fixed fee.

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How much are conveyancing fees in Trafford?

It only takes a minute to get a quote, but knowing what's actually included can be complex.

Conveyancing solicitors fees

The quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes. Conveyancing fees are paid to your conveyancing solicitor for the work they complete for you.

Disbursements (third party costs)

Your conveyancing quote should also itemise required third-party costs, or disbursements, including Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Is it a fixed fee quote?

Some solicitors' quotes list extra charges in the small print. This can mean a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote. Watch out for undisclosed fees not included in your original quote, if you are comparing quotes.

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

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