Conveyancing in Prestwich

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Conveyancing Solicitors Prestwich

In-Deed conveyancing is a nationwide network of conveyancing solicitors delivering leading-edge conveyancing legal services to Prestwich and across Greater Manchester. We always work on a ‘no move, no fee’ pledge, so you will only incur the legal fees if your move ultimately completes. At In-Deed we offer proactive lawyers for your Prestwich home-move, and a great conveyancing service to successfully handle your move.

To get your free online quote, try our conveyancing quote calculator, or, if you want to discuss your moving plans in more detail, call one of our advisers on 0800 038 6886.

The Prestwich area

Originally part of the county of Lancashire, Prestwich is now in Greater Manchester in the Borough of Bury.

High-street shops for essentials include Vidal’s Butcher, Martins Bakery, and Getzels Greengrocer and Fishmonger, while most supermarkets will have at least one branch available in or around Prestwich.

Pubs in the area include the Red Lion, the White Horse, and the Forester’s Arms. Attractions available to residents and visitors encapsulate everything Manchester has to offer because of its proximity, but also numbers Heaton Park and Clifton Country Park amongst the most popular destinations.

The conveyancing process in Prestwich

  • Obtaining a quote for your legal work - The first step in the conveyancing process is deciding on a solicitor to carry out the work on your behalf. Do not focus solely on an attractive headline fee, because many cheaper estimates may have hidden fees in the small print that would hit you later on when it comes to settling the bill.

  • Instructing a solicitor - Your chosen conveyancing firm will now take you through the company's appointment process. To do this, you must always be careful to double-check the small print for any concealed conveyancing chargesbefore you agree to them.

  • Pre-contract - The purchaser’s conveyancing solicitor negotiates the draft contract with the seller’s solicitor. In addition, a number of early enquiries are undertaken. After the property information form is received from the seller, additional enquiries will also be set up.

  • Get a Building Survey - Buyers are invariably recommended to get a home survey as it can determine any possible problems such as subsidence and leaks. In addition, the survey may identify a number of questions that your conveyancing solicitor will need to follow up.

  • Conveyancing searches - The standard searches which lenders require are Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability, Local Authority, and Environmental. These investigate numerous aspects connected with the property you want to buy, including planning permission, and unconsented changes. Potential additional, non-standard searches for property in Prestwich can include a Coal Mining (Con29M) Search because of the area it is in. However, your solicitor will talk you through the advantages of any additional disbursements, and the extra cost of commissioning them.

  • Exchange of contracts - Contracts are signed and exchanged. The two parties are now legally bound to go through with the transaction.

  • Completion - The purchaser can collect the keys once the seller’s solicitor has confirmed receipt of funds that are remaining, less the 10% deposit that has already been paid.

Get your free online quote here, or you could try calling one of our advisers on 0800 038 6886.

House price data in Prestwich

Prestwich House Prices (in £1,000s)
 200720152016
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Property prices in Prestwich have been rising every year, with a strong average price rise since the market crash instigated in 2007/08. In 2016, flats and apartments averaged a price of £168,396, and semi-detached properties reached £217,382.

House data provided by The Land Registry © 2017.

Local government and council tax in Prestwich

Prestwich is controlled by the Bury Metropolitan Borough Council (which is Labour-controlled). Council tax for the 2017/218 tax year are:

  • Band A - £1,096.26
  • Band B - £1,278.98
  • Band C - £1,461.69
  • Band D - £1,644.41
  • Band E - £2,009.83
  • Band F - £2,375.26
  • Band G - £2,740.67
  • Band H - £3,288.81
    • Information retrieved on 22 August 2017 from the Bury Metropolitan Borough Council website.

      Help to Buy

      To claim eligibility to this scheme, the property being bought must not be buy-to-let, and the mortgage must be repayment (not interest-only). £600,000 is the upper limit for homes bought under the scheme (except for some differences in Wales and certain larger English cities, which have different caps to the limit).

      Call the Money Advice Service, or your local ‘Help to Buy’ agent for further detail on the scheme.

      Online conveyancing quote

      Conveyancing technology, including solutions like email, SMS updates, and case-tracking, has been marketed by numerous law firms as a key driver for faster, cheaper conveyancing.

      Essentially, though, a critical part of a stress-free process is a proactive and communicative solicitor. Working with In-Deed, home-movers will receive the benefit of both online conveyancing and the presence of a dedicated, high-street conveyancing solicitor.

      Get your free online quote, or, if you want to discuss your moving plans in more detail, call one of our advisers on 0800 038 6886.

      Solicitors’ legal fees in Prestwich

      Our guaranteed, fixed quote for your conveyancing means that there are no hidden costs to worry about for your Prestwich move.

      A lot of solicitors hide conveyancing fees in the Ts and Cs of their estimate, which is perhaps a ruse to make their quoted fee look a lot more attractive, but results in you being charged a lot more, if you are unwary. Such costs to look for might include fees for obtaining leasehold management information on a leasehold sale, or for acting on an unregistered title.

      Compare conveyancing quotes from Prestwich solicitors

      It is essential to be careful when trying to compare Prestwich property lawyers’ quotes. In-Deed have an incisive list of potential fees, which highlights what to look out for in the small print when trying to find any of those further charges.

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      Are you intending to remortgage a property in Prestwich? Our solicitors at In-Deed have built state-of-the-art, online remortgage conveyancing systems that allow our conveyancing property lawyers to offer a stress-free and very tailored conveyancing service.

      To discuss your remortgaging plans further, why not call one of our advisers on 0800 038 6886?