Conveyancing Solicitors in Stockport & Cheshire

Residential Property Conveyancing

Our Stockport Conveyancing Solicitors will work quickly and accurately, and do everything in their power to help your transaction go through smoothly and in a timely fashion.

Buying a house is probably the biggest purchase you will ever make – so you deserve the assurance that your interests are in the best hands. That’s why our property experts are here to help.

What is Conveyancing?

The term “conveyancing” refers to the transferring of buildings or land from one person to another and involves the administrative and legal work associated with the process. Typically, the process begins once an offer has been accepted on a property and concludes once the final contracts have been signed and the money has been exchanged to complete the process.

It can be a complex process due to the need for numerous checks on the property and land to be carried out, such as rights of way, rights of access and any obligations to adhere to – this is where a team of expert Stockport Conveyancing Solicitors can help.

Please see our Buyers Guide and Sellers Guide for further information including a description of the detail of the services that are included in the product.

For buyers, here is a list of our Lender Panels, i.e. the mortgages on which we can co-act for you and your lender.

Why Choose Mounteney Solicitors & Conveyancers

Boasting almost two decades of experience, Mounteney Solicitors has a highly experienced team of solicitors working from our three offices within the Stockport area, with plans to expand across Cheshire and Manchester due to our continued success.

Providing conveyancing services to commercial businesses and individuals across England and Wales, our legal specialists are committed to offering expert advice on property while maintaining exceptional values and standards of client care.

A property transaction can be an extensive process, dependent upon numerous factors, primarily the number of related transactions. Coordinating longer chains of transactions can often be more challenging, creating more opportunities for issues to arise.

Our Stockport Conveyancing Solicitors will always aim to accommodate quick completions where circumstances allow, and we will always be completely transparent with our clients should unexpected circumstances occur.

How can our Stockport Conveyancing Solicitors help?

We work closely alongside our clientele, handling all matters concerning the purchase, sale, remortgage or transfer of land or property and ensure accurate and timely service throughout. At what we know can be an incredibly stressful time, we will guide you through your transaction from start to finish.

We can assist with the following areas:

  • Auctions
  • Buy to let
  • Commercial
  • Development and Regeneration
  • Help to buy / Shared ownership
  • Leases and Extensions
  • New build purchase
  • Probate sales
  • Remortgages
  • Residential
  • Retirement living
  • Transfer of equity

Our Approach

At Mounteney Solicitors, we know that matters relating to property and land can be highly stressful, and that’s why we’re available to provide unsurpassed advice and services in conveyancing and offer fixed fees for this service from the outset, starting from £780, including VAT.

Not only that, our fees are more economical than our local competitors, with charges proportionate to the value we produce, and we always aim to be clear and concise in our explanations, guiding our clients effortlessly through the process. Buying property is probably the most significant purchase you will ever make, so you deserve the assurance that your interests are in the best hands.

We are readily available during business hours to ensure we’re providing nothing but the best legal advice and customer service to both our existing and potential future clientele.

How long will it take?

The time taken to complete a property transaction depends on many factors, primarily the number of related transactions. Though you might want a fast property transaction, the fact is that the longer the “chain”, the more difficult it is to coordinate and therefore the more opportunity there is for a problem to arise. Straightforward transactions with no major problems often complete in under about 8 to 12 weeks. Occasionally transactions complete more quickly in some circumstances; please call us to discuss if timescale is a particular concern. We will always try to accommodate quick completions where circumstances allow, although no solicitor can guarantee a timescale as they can never wholly be in control of the complete transaction.

The “critical path” in a property transaction normally arise from factors connected to the buyer’s finance (mortgage, typically); these factors are often outside the conveyancer’s influence. Our Guides and brochures contain more information and estimates related to timing that may be relevant.

Mounteney Complete

Another aspect that makes us unique at Mounteney Solicitors is our Mountney Complete product. In traditional property transactions, the buyer and seller instruct different lawyers who then convey with each other to progress the deal, which is inefficient as their communications can take time. Further, they might adopt diverse approaches.

With Mounteney Complete, two independent firms, Mounteney Solicitors and Mounteney Conveyancers, work cooperatively to wrap up the deal – consistently and efficiently with no compromise or conflict in independence, quality or service.

We can assure you, our respected client, that complete confidentiality is upheld on all sides, defending the interests of all parties involved. Our mutual collaboration eliminates undue communication delays, speeding up the process and positively influencing your overall costs.

Money Matters

Your supplier is normally CLC-regulated Mounteney Conveyancers Ltd; if may occasionally be SRA-regulated Mounteney Solicitors – you will be told if that is the case. Both entities charge VAT some customers may be able to reclaim

For the standard service, our work will be charged at a fixed fee. (Please use our Conveyancing Calculator for an estimate; our fee is based on £840 + 0.1% of the price (gross, i.e. including VAT; this equates to £700 + 0.092% net, i.e. plus VAT). You will need to contact us for a fully detailed quote.

Our brochure contains more details of our pricing.

In addition to our fee, there may be various other related expenses (“disbursements”) which we will need to pay on your behalf, these will vary depending on the transaction, but will need to be funded by you in advance. We will explain to you as soon as possible which disbursements are applicable to your transaction and what the costs will be.

These are the disbursements predictable on a typical £230k transaction:

All cases (approximately):

  • Bank Charges for CHAPS payments (each): £16.00
  • Land Registry Office copies: £15.00

Additionally for a typical purchase (Approximately):

  • Local Authority Search fees (typically): £118.50 + VAT
  • Land Registry Application Fee: See Link
  • Mortgage Lender’s Legal Fees if applicable (typically): £270.00 inc VAT
  • Land Registry search fees: £10.00
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax : Stamp Duty Calculator

There is more about our fees on our website here

If you have any questions or require any further information, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

Local Expertise

We have established deep roots in Stockport and the surrounding areas. Stockport is a town steeped in culture and history, with stunning architecture on every corner. For those into popular culture, the town’s historic Plaza Theatre was used as the backdrop for the series-five finale of BBC1’s hit show Peaky Blinders.

In all its vibrancy as a thriving urban hub on the doorstep of some of the most beautiful British countryside, we appreciate that the area has become a desirable location for homebuyers and those with business interests alike. That’s why our specialists stay constantly updated on all matters concerning the local market and provide unsurpassed expertise and knowledge regarding conveyancing in the area.

Along with our office locations, we also service all boroughs across the Stockport area, including:

  • Adswood
  • Bredbury
  • Brinnington
  • Cale Green
  • Compstall
  • Davenport
  • Edgeley
  • Gatley
  • Heaton Chapel
  • Heaton Mersey
  • Heaton Moor
  • Heaton Norris
  • Hazel Grove
  • High Lane
  • Marple
  • Offerton
  • Portwood
  • Reddish
  • Woodford
  • Woodley
  • Woodsmoor

Our Stockport Conveyancing Solicitors have been providing their services since 2005, and that’s why we’re committed to further expanding across Cheshire and south Manchester so we can continue our commitment to helping people with their conveyancing needs throughout the region.

Stockport’s property market features a diverse array of options, from 1-bed flats perfect for first-time buyers to spacious 4-bed houses for larger families, with 2-bed and 3-bed houses attracting a wide audience from young couples to downsizers. The area’s development continues to bolster its attractiveness for living and investing. Our Stockport Conveyancing Solicitors ensures seamless property transactions with expert legal support.

Adswood

In Adswood, the average price paid for properties is £307,000, indicating a rise of 1.8% over the last 12 months.

Bramhall

Bramhall’s properties had an overall average price of £485,574 over the last year, with detached properties selling for an average of £623,842, semi-detached for £415,384, and flats fetching £282,871.

The sold prices in Bramhall over the last year were 4% down on the previous year but 5% up on the 2021 peak of £462,571.

Bredbury

The average sold price for a property in Bredbury in the last 12 months stands at £228,089, with detached properties averaging £269,250, semi-detached at £241,602, terraced at £201,197, and flats at £120,600.

Brinnington

In Brinnington, properties had an overall average price of £216,763 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £240,950, terraced for £182,500, and flats fetching £156,500.

Sold prices in Brinnington over the last year were 11% up on the previous year and 20% up on the 2019 peak of £180,546.

Cale Green

Properties in Cale Green had an overall average price of £239,685 over the last year, with terraced properties selling for an average of £208,498, semi-detached for £301,868, and detached fetching £332,000.

Sold prices in Cale Green over the last year were similar to the previous year and 6% up on the 2021 peak of £225,232.

Cheadle

Cheadle’s properties had an overall average price of £358,586 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average of £350,560, detached for £528,975, and terraced fetching £277,918.

Sold prices in Cheadle over the last year were 2% up on the previous year and 7% up on the 2021 peak of £333,591.

Compstall

In Compstall, properties had an overall average price of £281,050 over the last year, with terraced properties selling for an average price of £264,357, semi-detached for £330,000, and detached fetching £300,000.

Sold prices in Compstall over the last year were similar to the previous year and 3% up on the 2008 peak of £271,750.

Davenport

Davenport’s properties had an overall average price of £276,367 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £332,650, terraced for £222,148, and flats fetching £160,414.

Sold prices in Davenport over the last year were 3% down on the previous year and 3% up on the 2021 peak of £267,724.

Edgeley

In Edgeley, properties had an overall average price of £237,708 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £267,104, terraced for £208,179, and detached fetching £289,154.

Sold prices in Edgeley over the last year were 2% down on the previous year and 7% up on the 2021 peak of £222,311.

Gatley

Properties in Gatley had an overall average price of £388,785 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average of £376,951, detached for £556,702, and flats fetching £144,930.

Sold prices in Gatley over the last year were 4% up on the previous year and 10% up on the 2020 peak of £352,227.

Hazel Grove

In Hazel Grove, properties had an overall average price of £312,449 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £328,481, terraced for £227,053, and detached fetching £491,879.

Sold prices in Hazel Grove over the last year were 6% down on the previous year and 2% up on the 2021 peak of £305,107.

Heald Green

In Heald Green, properties had an overall average price of £363,903 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £360,054, detached for £498,701, and terraced fetching £318,674.

Sold prices in Heald Green over the last year were 1% up on the previous year and 9% up on the 2021 peak of £332,924.

Heaton Chapel

Properties in Heaton Chapel had an overall average price of £331,753 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £427,885, flats for £196,202, and terraced fetching £266,381.

Sold prices in Heaton Chapel over the last year were 8% down on the previous year and 6% up on the 2021 peak of £314,321.

Heaton Mersey

In Heaton Mersey, properties had an overall average price of £367,001 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average of £450,000, flats for £189,065, and terraced fetching £362,227.

Sold prices in Heaton Mersey over the last year were 4% down on the previous year and 6% up on the 2021 peak of £346,610.

Heaton Moor

Heaton Moor’s properties had an overall average price of £320,666 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £377,026, terraced for £283,369, and flats fetching £171,972.

Sold prices in Heaton Moor over the last year were 5% down on the previous year and 4% up on the 2021 peak of £307,032.

Heaton Norris

Properties in Heaton Norris had an overall average price of £281,925 over the last year, with terraced properties selling for an average price of £241,699, flats for £176,072, and semi-detached fetching £419,797.

Sold prices in Heaton Norris over the last year were 6% down on the previous year and 2% up on the 2021 peak of £277,022.

High Lane

Properties in High Lane had an overall average price of £460,826 over the last year, with detached properties selling for an average price of £604,208, semi-detached for £323,000, and terraced fetching £310,500.

Sold prices in High Lane over the last year were 9% up on the previous year and 14% up on the 2021 peak of £403,821.

Marple

Marple’s properties had an overall average price of £389,588 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £375,098, detached for £592,721, and terraced fetching £276,992.

Sold prices in Marple over the last year were 2% up on the previous year and 6% up on the 2021 peak of £367,839.

Offerton

In Offerton, properties had an overall average price of £255,971 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £279,221, terraced for £209,906, and detached fetching £388,467.

Sold prices in Offerton over the last year were 2% down on the previous year and 5% up on the 2021 peak of £244,675.

Portwood

Properties in Portwood had an overall average price of £180,867 over the last year, with terraced properties selling for an average price of £165,750, semi-detached for £207,667, and flats fetching £141,000.

Sold prices in Portwood over the last year were 3% down on the previous year and 16% up on the 2021 peak of £156,098.

Reddish

In Reddish, properties had an overall average price of £240,532 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £269,869, terraced for £195,971, and flats fetching £163,229.

Sold prices in Reddish over the last year were 3% up on the previous year and 11% up on the 2021 peak of £217,387.

Woodford

Woodford’s properties had an overall average price of £558,821 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £461,214, detached for £680,000, and terraced fetching £515,000.

Sold prices in Woodford over the last year were 2% down on the previous year and 8% down on the 2018 peak of £606,991.

Woodley

In Woodley, properties had an overall average price of £277,593 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £269,740, terraced for £241,046, and detached fetching £364,950.

Sold prices in Woodley over the last year were similar to the previous year and 10% up on the 2021 peak of £251,550.

Woodsmoor

Properties in Woodsmoor had an overall average price of £321,183 over the last year, with semi-detached properties selling for an average price of £349,500, terraced for £220,143, and flats fetching £192,662.

Sold prices in Woodsmoor over the last year were 2% down on the previous year and similar to the 2021 peak of £323,836.

Contact our Stockport Conveyancing Solicitors

With offices in Bramhall, Cheadle and Heald Green, Mounteney Solicitors is committed to delivering exceptional legal services. Our specialist Stockport Conveyancing Solicitors possess in-depth knowledge of the local property market, demographics and economy across Cheshire and south Manchester, placing us at the front line of the local property industry.

People frequently return to us for subsequent residential and commercial property transactions and go on to recommend our services to others, and we are truly honoured to hold their trust and confidence in the high standards of professionalism and commitment we offer.

Our Stockport Conveyancing Solicitors are on hand to always provide clear and concise recommendations and advice. Contact us today for expert legal advice from a team of specialists who pride ourselves on our efforts to offer unsurpassed advice and services in our focus areas and deliver a clear understanding of the conveyancing industry. We look forward to your call.