Tips for choosing a Solicitor for Conveyancing in Warrington

The town of Warrington has a long history; there has been a settlement at the crossing of the River Mersey since medieval times. The town expanded considerably in the 19th Century, and even more when the area was developed as a ‘New Town’ in 1968. Solicitors now Conveyancing in Warrington must be aware of such issues to safely advise their clients.

The area administered by Warrington Council includes many residential communities, including Lymm, Appleton, and Great Sankey, Both freehold and leasehold homes of all types are available. Wherever you are buying, choosing a Cheshire Conveyancer who is familiar with Conveyancing in Warrington can ensure that your purchase is completed in the quickest possible time. They will be familiar with the local search procedures of Warrington Borough Council, Local Land Charges, Quattro, Buttermarket Street, Warrington, WA1 2QB. Tel: 01925 442160. The council can now normally return search results within a day or two.

If buying a leasehold flat in Warrington, your Property Lawyer should be experienced in handling with leasehold conveyancing. A number of additional checks are needed to ensure that you acquire a satisfactory title. These include obtaining details of the freeholder and any separate management company. Since it is important to ensure that there are proper arrangements in place for the maintenance of the building of which the flat forms part, copies of previous management accounts will be requested, together with a copy of the building insurance policy. If the seller has a share in the freehold of the building, then it will be necessary for this to be transferred on completion, either by a separate transfer of the freehold title, or a transfer of a share in the company which owns the freehold.

The length of the unexpired term of a lease is important in view of mortgage lenders current requirements. When the term is close to or shorter than the period generally expected, your Conveyancing Solicitor will be able to advise on the steps which may be taken to obtain an extension of the original lease term.

Houses with leasehold titles are still encountered when Conveyancing in Warrington. It was previously common for homes to be sold with leasehold title throughout the North-West, and although there is legislation giving leaseholders the right to buy their freehold, many have not bothered.

That was the situation which Property Lawyer Serina Abay encountered when acting for the purchasers of a home in Lowton, Warrington. The lease which had been granted in  1971, was for a term of 999 years.

The yearly ground rent was £10. 50, and the sellers produced the receipt for the most recent payment. Although the owners could have exercised their right to buy the freehold, it was not considered worth the expense in view of the small amount of the ground rent.  

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