Conveyancing Solicitors in Walkden

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Conveyancing in Walkden

Conveyancing refers to the legal process carried out by a property lawyer when transferring ownership of a property from the seller to the buyer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Walkden, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Walkden and throughout Salford 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, Manchester, Tameside and Manchester

Walkden Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Walkden

A town in Greater Manchester, Walkden is known for its range of shops, Ellesmere Golf Club, and Parr Fold Park. The town offers a variety of housing options and local amenities.

Walkden railway station provides services to Manchester and Wigan, making it a popular area for commuters. The town has a population of approximately 21,000.

Walkden house prices

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

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Council Tax in Walkden (2023/24)

Walkden is in Salford City Council.

Band Amount
A £1,475.69
B £1,721.63
C £1,967.58
D £2,213.53
E £2,705.43
F £3,197.32
G £3,689.22
H £4,427.06

What do conveyancing solicitors do?

Your solicitor handles all of the post-offer aspects of buying property.

The solicitor will carry out comprehensive due diligence, like obtaining searches from authorities including Salford Council, raising questions for the seller's solicitor, handling the transfer of funds and registering the change of ownership.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Walkden conveyancing solicitors may carry out searches for historic industrial activity and land contamination.

Buying a home with a mortgage?

Whether you are buying a commercial property or a first-time buyer, your solicitor must also complete legal work for the bank or building society. If your lawyer isn't accepted on your bank's panel, it could take weeks longer to complete your purchase.

We work with solicitors who can represent the vast majority of banks and specialist lenders, including major banks like HSBC, to smaller lenders like West Bromwich Building Society and Atom Bank, helping to facilitate a faster completion for your purchase.

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Conservation areas

When purchasing a flat or house in a conservation area, your conveyancer will check for covenants and restrictions, e.g. parking issues, and restrictions on animal ownership.

Conservation areas in Walkden and across the Salford local authority include:

  • Roe Green and Beesley Green
  • Crescent
  • Radcliffe Park Road
  • Ellesmere Park

Listed buildings

There are around half a million listed properties in England and Wales, and around 240 of which are in Salford City Council.

Walkden listed buildings include:

  • Church Of St Paul, Walkden, Manchester Road, Worsley, Swinton, Walkden, Swinton, Salford

Listed properties can be a joy to own, but they come with their share of complexities. Examples of the duties that listed building owners face include regular upkeep, and consent for any alterations that might change the character of the property. Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will offer guidance on what commitments you are making as a listed building owner.

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Selling a property in Walkden

For the sale of homes in Walkden, your conveyancer will prepare vital paperwork, such as the title deeds and the various property information forms, and help you fill out these forms.

They will address potential issues, respond to inquiries from the buyer's solicitor and handle the mortgage redemption. By taking steps to liaise with key parties, including estate agents and banks or building societies, your conveyancing solicitor will ensure the move completes without delay.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold house or flat typically takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by your lawyer to gather this paperwork.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer.

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Remortgage conveyancing

The base interest rate is 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

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

We work with solicitors who are members of all major lenders' panels. Whether you are changing to a standard variable rate mortgage with Barclays or taking out a first time buyer mortgage from Aviva, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity in Walkden

If you intend to reduce or increase your ownership share of your property, whether you are dealing with inheritance tax planning, transferring the ownership of your property to a child or buying out a co-owner, you will need to transfer equity. Your solicitor will complete the process for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are conveyancing fees in Walkden?

Legal fees

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

Disbursements

Disbursements are third-party expenses incurred during the purchase, sale or other conveyancing transaction. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check for hidden costs

Some firms may set out extra costs in their terms and conditions, leading to a higher-than-expected final bill. Make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote, when 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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