Conveyancing Solicitors Rochdale


Trusted by 100s of clients to help them with their residential conveyancing in Rochdale, giving us detailed knowledge of the local housing market. We offer Excellent service and can solve any property challenge along the way.


"Amazing service. Completed on a house sale in 28 days. Great communication and got the job done."

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Local knowledge
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On 99% of Lender Panels*
Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Conveyancing Quality Scheme**
No Sale No Fee Conveyancing

No Sale No Fee***

Look no further for your residential conveyancing solicitor in Rochdale

Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling property in Rochdale

Your expert conveyancing solicitor's role when selling a property in Rochdale, will include:

  • Draft contracts – Your conveyancing solicitor drafts the initial legal contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitor.
  • Responding to enquiries – your solicitor responds to any questions the buyer's solicitor may have (this is where you'll find out if you are missing documents, which can cause delays to your sale).
  • Investigating issues – your solicitor may need to complete further investigation to try and satisfy them.
  • Exchange contracts – once the buyer's solicitor has satisfied their enquiries, contracts are finalised and exchanged
  • On the day of completion – your solicitor receives the money for the sale, discharges the mortgage (if required), pays the estate agent, deducts their fee and then sends the net sale proceeds to you.
  • Post completion – your solicitor receives the DS1 discharge documents and, when leasehold, settles your liabilities for ground rent and service charges.

Our Rochdale conveyancing solicitors' cost for selling a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

For Rochdale buying

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor reviews the draft contract sent by the seller's solicitor.
  • Raising enquiries – your solicitor will ask the seller's solicitor questions based on the contract, title, and property documents to protect you from any nasty surprises.
  • Exchange contracts – once your solicitor is satisfied with their enquiries, they agree with the seller to finalise and exchange contracts
  • Day of completion – on the day of completion, your solicitor transfers the money for the sale.
  • Post completion – following completion, your solicitor makes an application to HM Land Registry to register you as the new owner.

Our Rochdale conveyancing solicitors' cost for buying a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in Rochdale

With a Transfer of Equity, you can buy someone out of a shared property and remove them from the title, or add someone to the title to transfer ownership of a share of the property, making them a joint owner. This service includes:

  • Property solicitors fees including ID checks, office copies
  • HM Land Registration fees
  • (if party being removed) ID1 Form verification fee
  • (if mortgage) Change of mortgage fee
  • (if leasehold) Notice fee to freeholder

Our Rochdale conveyancing solicitors' cost for a Transfer of Equity in Rochdale starts at £399 INC VAT.

If someone is giving up their share of the property for less than market value, they may be required to get independent legal advice, which will be an additional expense.

Switch your mortgage deal in Rochdale

Your remortgage solicitor will perform all the necessary checks, review your new mortgage offer, and update HM Land Registry post-completion. The process is similar to when you purchase but should take less time, as the solicitor doesn't need to raise any legal enquiries.

If you own a leasehold property, your solicitor must carry out extra work to investigate the lease terms. Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a remortgage in Rochdale starts at £363 INC VAT INC VAT.

Purchase the next chunk of your equity

When you're ready to buy the next chunk of the equity in your shared ownership property, a conveyancer will be required to handle:

  • The bank transfer;
  • obtaining a mortgage redemption statement from your existing lender;
  • receiving your new mortgage offer and confirming the lender terms;
  • receiving the memorandum of staircasing;
  • handling completion;
  • filing SDLT form (if required); and
  • registration at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for shared ownership staircasing in Rochdale starts at £569 INC VAT.

If you need to add someone to the legal title, you will need to pay an additional fee for a transfer of equity.

Paying off your Help to Buy equity loan

You'll need a solicitor to:

  • Receive redemption letter;
  • review title for ownership and restrictions;
  • obtain Authority to Complete;
  • draft a deed of postponement for your current lender;
  • handling completion;
  • bank transfer; and
  • if repaid in full, removal of the loan restriction at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for Help to Buy loan redemption in Rochdale starts at £333 INC VAT.

Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in Rochdale?

Rochdale is a town in Greater Manchester. Historically part of Lancashire, Rochdale today is a predominantly residential town. Rochdale Town Hall (a Grade I listed building) dates from 1871 and is one of the United Kingdom's finest examples of Victorian Gothic revival architecture. Rochdale Town Hall is a Victorian-era town hall widely recognised as one of the country's finest municipal buildings.

The Grade I listed building is the ceremonial headquarters of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council and houses local government departments, including the borough's civil registration office.

Rochdale rose to prominence in the 19th century as a mill town and centre for textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. It was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution and amongst the first industrialised towns. The Rochdale Canal, one of the major navigable broad canals of the United Kingdom, was a highway of commerce during this time used for the haulage of cotton, wool and coal to and from the area.

Rochdale Hospital information

Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall St, Rochdale OL12 0NB

The Highfield Hospital, Manchester Rd, Rochdale OL11 4LZ

Birch Hill Hospital, Birch Rd, Rochdale OL12 9QB

Property Solicitors Rochdale, Transport information

The M62 motorway to the south of the town is accessed via the A627(M), which starts at Sandbrook Park in Rochdale and runs to Elk Mill in Chadderton. The A627(M) provides drivers quick access to the M62 and Oldham. You can normally access London termini via one change in about 3 hours.

Distance to Airports from Rochdale


AirportMiles by car
Manchester Airport19 miles
Leeds Airport26.4 miles
Liverpool Airport34.8 miles
Local Schools in Rochdale

Matthew Moss High School, Matthew Moss Ln, Rochdale OL11 3LU

Kingsway Park High School, Turf Hill Rd, Rochdale OL16 4XA

Falinge Park High School, Falinge Rd, Rochdale OL12 6LD

Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in and around Rochdale

Our Rochdale conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas, including Manchester, Oldham, Heywood, Middleton, Chadderton, Ashton-under-Lyne and Bolton.

Conveyancing Solicitors Rochdale

We have many offices throughout England and Wales, so you can find a solicitor near you.

Recently completed properties in Rochdale:
  • Gort Way, OL10 1FT
  • Gelder Clough, OL10 4BD
  • Shuttle Drive OL10 3FW
  • Ditton Mead Close, OL12 9SH
  • Millview Lane OL16 2BA

New build developers and developments in the area:
  • Mill Park Gardens (houses) – Mill Park Gardens, Rochdale.
    Developed by Wigget Homes.

Rochdale Property Prices



Average property price in Rochdale£202,644
Population of Rochdale220,001 (2001)


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors Rochdale.
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Local conveyancing solicitor

Are local, licensed conveyancing solicitors near me more expensive?

Buyers and sellers alike often start the process by searching online for conveyancing solicitors in Rochdale. You need to find a legally qualified person to handle the conveyancing for your sale or purchase. But, do you really need to use local property lawyers or can you find a better service, regardless of where they are based?

With technological progress, you are no longer restricted to having to work with a licenced conveyancer near you. Often an online conveyancing solicitor who specialises in property transactions will be preferable to a local one in Rochdale.

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in Rochdale?

Whether you're buying, selling, remortgaging, extending a lease, staircasing shared ownership, or paying off your help to buy loan, you'll need a conveyancing specialist to handle the legal side of things. With SAM you get the benefit of dedicated conveyancing executive who'll guide you through the process, from start to finish, at no extra cost. Available Monday to Saturday to answer all your questions, we'll bridge the gap between you and your solicitor, with regular updates in plain English.

We have hand selected some of the best conveyancing solicitors Rochdale has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the Rochdale conveyancing fee we quote is broken down so you can see exactly what your quote includes. What we quote you is the fixed price you will pay for the agreed work. No unpleasant surprises.

You'll also benefit form our state of the art Online Conveyancing Process to track your progress and next steps along the way.

Affordable Housing Schemes

Several affordable housing schemes in Rochdale help make buying a property more achievable. The work is more complex, and we have specialist conveyancing solicitors to handle the following:

  • Shared Ownership Solicitors
  • Right to Buy Solicitors Rochdale - speak to Rochdale Borough Council to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale Rochdale - check with Rochdale Borough Council if they are running a DMS scheme


Rochdale conveyancing solicitors

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our Rochdale Conveyancing Solicitors. They are skilled and experienced with complex property transactions from a simple purchase for a property in Rochdale to a Sale and Purchase of a shared ownership property, executing a Deed of Trust simultaneously.

Are you buying or selling a short lease in Rochdale?

We have specialist leasehold conveyancing solicitors in Rochdale to handle your sale & purchase of a leasehold property, as well as lease extensions and creation, sale, or purchase of a Rochdale share of freehold property.

Due to the additional legal work surrounding the lease and terms, your quote will be calculated based on the tenure, so as long as you give us the correct details when getting your Rochdale leasehold inclusive, fixed fee, conveyancing quotes with the simple form above, this will be included in your initial quote, not a surprise addition later on. Property Challenges Solved.

Conveyancing FAQs: Property Lawyers Rochdale



The average conveyancing cost in London can be slightly higher than in the rest of the country. Depending on the property's price and the transaction's complexity, you could pay several hundred to a couple of thousand pounds. Our conveyancing fees in Rochdale are based on the purchase price, and start at £723 INC VAT.

Fill in our easy online form for a fixed quote tailored to your requirements.

Rochdale conveyancing solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street licensed conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.



It's unnecessary to have a local property solicitor as the conveyancing process is the same throughout England and Wales. You should prioritise service and efficiency over proximity to Rochdale, when choosing a good conveyancing solicitor for any property transaction.

Many factors can delay conveyancing in Rochdale. A simple property transaction can be completed in less than two months, but the average is closer to 12-16 weeks.

CQS Accreditation

All our panel solicitors are CQS accredited. You can trust the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the highest standards of conveyancing.

Fixed Fee

Don't bother with an 'estimate' fee. You want to make sure that your total fee is fixed (they can't charge you more later) and it includes all the necessary components. We build your quote based on each of the costs involved in a standard transaction based on the information you give us, with no sneaky extra fees. If you have additional requirements, speak with a helpful team member to ensure everything you need is covered within your quote.

No Sale No Fee

Choose conveyancing solicitors in Rochdale who offer a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, like ours. If your first sale or purchase falls through, the money you've spent with us will go toward your next one. Terms apply.

Reviews

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Communication

Not knowing what is going on is the most frustrating thing for a client. Many solicitors are too busy doing legal work to answer all their clients call for updates. With SAM Conveyancing, you'll have a dedicated conveyancing executive available Monday to Saturday. They'll keep you in the loop on progress, translate the legal jargon, chase your solicitor when required and email you about milestones.

Value

Get a fully comprehensive quote covering all your needs so you can accurately compare your options to ensure you're paying a good price.

Online conveyancing is just as safe as you protect your data on the internet as you would in any other transaction. Online conveyancing means speedier turnaround times on documents, more convenient meetings and lower running costs for the firm. We pass our savings on to you.

Yes, if you're buying and selling simultaneously, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, saving you money, as you'll only have to do the 'new client' admin once.

1. Get a mortgage in principle

Know what you can afford to save wasting time on any false starts.

2. Instruct your conveyancing solicitor before you make your offer

Waiting until your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. An online service reduces snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

You can submit your application as soon as your offer is accepted. An independent broker can help speed this along.

4. Order your searches and surveys

Ordering these early can speed up your conveyancing process, especially if local authorities face delays. However, it is usually considered prudent to time this with the rest of your chain if a transaction falls through.

5. Get your building insurance ready

You'll need insurance from the exchange so research & compare insurance quotes, once your solicitor is instructed.

6. Paperwork (When selling)

Ensure you have your paperwork, including energy performance & FENSA certificates.

Greater Manchester Conveyancing Solicitors for local buying, selling, transfer of equity and remortgageGreater Manchester, created in April 1974, is a metropolitan county in North West England. It has ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford.

The county is a mix of high-density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural locations. Surrounding counties include Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

The main motorway in the area is the M62, with the M66, M61 and M60 (a fully orbital motorway) branching off it. The M6 skirts the county to its west. The county has an international airport: Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the UK, which is also a rail hub. There are 98 train stations in the county at the most recent count.

The county has 5 universities: Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Bolton, the University of Law, the University of Manchester and the University of Salford.

The county has the highest number of theatre seats per head of population outside London and theatres include the Royal Exchange Theatre, the Apollo Theatre, the Palace and the Opera House. There are four professional orchestras, including The Hall?, which is the UK's oldest symphony orchestra and is based at the Bridgewater Hall. The Manchester Arena hosts more than 21,000 people and is the largest indoor arena in Europe, having been voted the most popular venue in the world.

 

Greater Manchester Property Market Reports

*Mortgage lenders choose which solicitors they will or won't work with. Our panel solicitors are on 99% of mortgage lender panels. Our panel solicitors are currently not on the panel for Kent Reliance (when buying through Shared Ownership) and the Islamic Development Bank. Tell us who your lender is and we will assign you an approved panel solicitor.
**Our panel of solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancing work is accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
***No Sale No Fee applies to any sale or purchase quote except auction and right to buy. Read our No Sale No Fee Policy.

What are the conveyancing costs?

Rochdale Conveyancing Solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.

The actual conveyancing costs, outside of the legal work, should be fixed, including:

For buyers: stamp duty, land registration, property searches, ID searches and leasehold charges (if buying a leasehold property).

For sellers: office copies, title plan and management information (if selling a leasehold property).

Make sure to budget for all of the above conveyancing costs and to get a fixed fee conveyancing quote from several firms, to compare value.

Making the right choice of solicitor is key to the whole process: