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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bolton

Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Bolton?

If you are buying a property in Bolton your solicitor will request that you place them with monies to cover the search fees. Generally this is asked for to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. When the down payment is as part of the total price then this should be asked for immediately before exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is needed should be transferred shortly before completion.

I used Wolstenholmes several years ago for my conveyancing in Bolton. Now, I need my files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Bolton of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Given that I am about to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a house in Bolton I wish to have a conversation with the lawyer regarding thehome move before instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the conveyancer who will be conducting your property ownership legalities in Bolton.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important individual, not a matter number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for residential conveyancing in Bolton should be the figure that you end up paying.

I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Bolton for my remortgage. Can I review a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?

Anyone may see published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded call for training purposes.

Looking forward to exchange soon on a leasehold property in Bolton. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they report fully next week. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Bolton should include some of the following:

    Who has the liability for repairing the window frames You need to be advised what constitutes a Nuisance as far as the lease is concerned What the implications are if you are in breach of your lease terms? Does the lease require carpeting throughout thus preventing wood flooring? Ground rent - what is due and when you need to pay, and also know whether this is subject to change
For details of the information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Bolton please enquire of your lawyer in advance of your conveyancing in Bolton.

I acquired a ground floor flat in Bolton, conveyancing was carried out March 1996. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Bolton with a long lease are worth £176,000. The ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2098

With only 80 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £8,600 and £9,800 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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