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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lymm

Is there a reason to appoint a Lymm conveyancing practice given that online alternatives are cheap by comparison?

By all means make sure that you scrutinise conveyancing costs in Lymm and you should seek an affordable quote but don’t become consumed with looking for the cheapest Lymm conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a frustrating home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from an experienced lawyer. Emails can't take the place of a phone call and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of continuity that you are unlikely to received from an internet conveyancer. He or She will keep you updated on progress making sure that you are regularly updated. If you ever need to contact the firm you will be sure who you need to speak to and they will be sure you're not left wondering what's going on.

We are buying our first house. Our conveyancer has contact usto see if we wish to order supplemental conveyancing searches. We are really unsure what's appropriate for conveyancing in Lymm

The range of Lymm conveyancing searches should be dictated primarily on the premises, the location, the likelihood of any of these risks, your familiarity of the locality and risks, your general approach to risk. What is important is that you adequately understand what information the searches could supply. You may then make a decision if you consider that you need that information. Should you be unclear, ask the conveyancing practitioner to guide you.

My father-in-law has suggested that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Lymm. Should I use them?

No doubt the ideal way to select a conveyancing solicitor is to get referrals from friends or relatives who have actually previously instructed the solicitor you're are thinking of instructing.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Lymm. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I invested in buying a ground floor flat in Lymm, conveyancing having been completed in 1996. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Comparable flats in Lymm with a long lease are worth £227,000. The ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease ends on 21st October 2090

With 72 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

I happen to be an executor of my recently deceased aunt’s Will, with a property in Lymm which is to be sold. The house is unregistered at the Land Registry and I'm told that many EAs will insist that it is in place before they will move forward. What's the mechanism for this?

In the situation you refer to it seems sensible to seek to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. HMLR’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and official copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.

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