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Residential Conveyancing Services

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Welcome to mlplaw, where exceptional service is our commitment.

Our residential conveyancing solicitors team are dedicated to protecting your valuable investment in prime residential property.

Renowned for our meticulous approach and commitment to client care from day one, our team of experienced, qualified, and accredited conveyancing lawyers is here to guide you through every step of the process, providing clear explanations and proactive updates as we move your case forward.

We are here to make it happen!

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Our expertise in the following areas

Buying your new home

Whether you are buying your first home, your next home or an investment property, we at mlplaw are the best conveyancing solicitors team that can assist and guide you through every stage of the property purchase process.

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Transfer of Equity

Transfer of equity refers to the legal process of removing or adding someone to the title deeds (ownership) of the property.

Whatever your reason for wanting to transfer ownership of your property, we’re here to help. The process of transferring ownership on a property is often complex, and it is imperative that key legal documents are executed correctly. As experienced property solicitors, we can help you understand all options and ensure the right forms and documents are completed accurately and lodged with the correct authorities.

If you need a qualified advise of transfer or equity, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Property auctions

A property auction is a sale in which buyers complete for a property by placing bids, it is currently growing in popularity and we are here to help throughout every stage of the process:

  • If you are selling property at an auction house then we can prepare the Auction Pack ahead of the auction date and then assist you with legal completion following a successful sale.
  • If you are looking to purchase a property via an Auction House then we can provide you with advice on the contents of the pack and effect legal completion following a successful bid. We can advise on both: buying a property at auction with a mortgage or cash.
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Equity Release

If you are 55 or older then this is a way of releasing equity (cash) from your home without having to move. You can take the money you release as a lump sum or, in several smaller amounts or as a combination of both.

If you need advise on how does equity release work, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Right to Buy and Right to Manage

What is Right to Buy

Most people want to own their own home and purchasing your council house or flat under the right to buy scheme may be the perfect solution and we can assist you with this process.

What is Right to Manage

Right to Manage (RTM) gives leaseholders the ability to take over the management of their block by setting up an RTM company.

If you would like advice in respect of this then please contact us so that we may advise whether this route is available to you.

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First Registrations

When a property has never been registered with the HM Land Registry, there will be a bundle of original deeds still in existence. These deeds will either be held by the mortgage company or the property owner.

The process of first registration involves submitting an application to the Land Registry. Once approved, the relevant details are held in the Land Registry’s database, the details of which can be reviewed online, and thus negating the requirement for the original deeds bundle.

Our team of expert conveyancing solicitors can assist with the First Registration of property process, please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any help.

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Selling your home

Our team of experienced property solicitors offers expert guidance throughout the property selling process.

  • We prepare all necessary documents required for selling property, ensuring a smooth transaction.
  • Our advice is tailored to you – receive personalised advice on selling your house or investment property, tailored to your specific needs.
  • Get assistance in completing relevant paperwork before listing your property, ensuring readiness for the legal process upon finding a buyer.
  • Even if you’re not yet ready to sell, feel free to obtain a quote to kickstart the process when you are.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for any queries or concerns regarding selling your property.

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Mortgage and Re-mortgage

Private Mortgages and Loans

We are able to act for you in relation to a private loan to be secured against your or another party’s property.

One scenario where this might be applicable is where a parent is able to loan their adult child the funds to purchase a property as an alternative to a traditional mortgage. Another might be where a Director of a company wants to secure a loan provided by them to their limited company for a property purchase.

We can assist with simple charges to secure a financial interest or with more complex loan agreements in partnership with our Commercial team.

What is a re-mortgage

A re-mortgage occurs when you pay off one mortgage with proceeds from another replacement mortgage.

There are many reasons why you would want to switch mortgages. However, the most common ones are to obtain a more favourable interest rate from a different lender, to extend the term of your mortgage with a different lender or to release some of the equity in your property.

If you are simply switching from one type of mortgage to another but remaining with the same lender then this is not a re-mortgage and it can usually be dealt with by the lender themselves without a solicitor being involved.

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Declaration of Trust

A Declaration of Trust is a legal document which records the financial arrangement between co-owners of a property.

We can help with setting out the financial arrangements at the outset that will provide clarity and reduce any disagreements in the future.

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Lease extensions

The lease extension process can be challenging without the appropriate legal advice. We as experienced lease extension solicitors team, can assist where a voluntary agreement has been reached between yourself and the Landlord.

If your Lease has 80 or less years to run then we would recommend you act now.

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Deed of Variation

A Deed of Variation is a formal amendment to an existing Lease. A Deed of Variation will be required should you wish to extend a Lease or amend any of the clauses therein.

We can liaise with the Landlord and / or their representatives in order to find a solution agreeable to all.

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Buying a plot of land

Buying a piece of land can be a major investment so it is important to understand exactly what you are buying and its potential for future uses.

We can assist with the following:

  • Buying a plot of land next to your home
  • Buying a plot of land to build a house on
  • Buying a plot of land to keep livestock or horses

You will need to understand if any rights (such as sporting rights) are specifically excluded from the land sale or, within the title deeds, which could affect your future use and enjoyment of it.

The purchase of any land shouldn’t be rushed, so make sure you take the right professional and legal advice to ensure you get it right.

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Our Team

Jane Hunter

Partner and Head of Private Client

Jonathan Chung

Legal Director - Real Estate

Chloe Linsley

Paralegal - Residential Property

Victoria Hands

Conveyancing Executive

Jane Hunter

Partner and Head of Private Client

Jane is a Private client lawyer who is CTAPS qualified, and a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly. Jane acts for a wide variety of clients including business owners, high net worth individuals and agricultural clients.

Jane is experienced in advising on Wills, Powers of Attorney, Tax Planning, Administration of Estates, Court of Protection matters, and Asset Protection within families and businesses and contested Probate estates.

Jane lives locally in Lymm with her 18-year-old son and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and renovating her house and garden.

Phone: 0161 926 1542

Jonathan Chung

Legal Director - Real Estate

Jonathan is a Legal Director in MLP Law’s Real Estate team with over 13 years’ experience in real estate transactions.  Prior to joining MLP Law, Jonathan was a partner in a long-established local law firm in Manchester for over a decade.

Jonathan has extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with both commercial and residential property matters.  His main expertise is in relation to commercial landlord and tenant matters (acting for both landlords and tenants), commercial property acquisitions and disposals (acting for both sellers and buyers), real estate aspects of real estate finance (acting for both borrowers and lenders) and corporate support.

Jonathan acts for a wide range of businesses and individuals including sole traders, SMEs, property investors, pension funds and property developers in the retail and wholesale, hospitality and leisure, food and beverage and industrial and office sectors.  Jonathan transacts properties in locations throughout the North West and nationwide.

Jonathan offers a friendly and pragmatic approach to commercial transactions.

Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys spending time relaxing with his family.

Phone: 0161 926 1508

Chloe Linsley

Paralegal - Residential Property

Chloe completed her Undergraduate Law Degree at the University of Chester prior to going on to complete her Postgraduate LPC and Masters in Law at the University of Sunderland. She then joined a growing, mid-size firm in Stockport as a paralegal specialising in residential property. Chloe instantly took on her own caseload and it was from this first role that she discovered her particular interest in property law, particularly residential property.

Chloe has experience in acting for both private individuals, first time buyers and companies. She has developed her knowledge and experience in many areas such as freehold, leasehold, shared ownership and right to buy.

Chloe is keen to develop her skills and expand her knowledge working closely with senior members of the Residential Property team at MLP Law, with the ambitious goal to eventually qualify as a solicitor.

In her spare time, Chloe enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going on hikes, trying new restaurants and going to the theatre.

Phone: 0161 926 1525

Victoria Hands

Conveyancing Executive

Since joining the Conveyancing Industry in 2010, Victoria has become an experienced Residential Conveyancer.

Victoria has studied part-time in order to obtain her Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice and soon hopes to qualify as a Legal Executive.

In 2017, Victoria won the LFS Young Conveyancer of the Year Award.

On a day to day basis, Victoria assists clients by offering thorough and practical conveyancing advice and, as she is aware of the many issues faced by clients when moving home, she is able to deliver a personal and empathetic service.

During her spare time, Victoria enjoys the great outdoors and touring around the country in her VW camper van with her husband and young daughter.

Why choose us

1. Bespoke Expertise Tailored to Your Needs

Our residential conveyancing team specialises in every facet of real estate law, dedicated to providing personalised services tailored to private clients.

With a deep understanding of the intricacies of residential property transactions, we offer bespoke expert advice aligned with your unique goals and objectives.

Whether you’re buying your first home, selling a family property, or navigating complex legal matters, we leverage our knowledge and experience
to guide you through the process seamlessly.

2. Comprehensive Support Every Step of the Way

At mlplaw, we prioritise becoming an indispensable part of your support network from the outset of your residential conveyancing journey.

We value the relationships we build with our clients, taking the time to understand your individual needs and concerns. Our team works closely with you throughout the process, ensuring you have access to comprehensive expert legal advice at all times.

With clear communication, transparent pricing, and a proactive approach, we aim to alleviate any uncertainties and provide a clear path forward, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

3. No-Nonsense, Tailored Solutions for Your Success

We bring vast experience and a deep understanding of residential property law to every client interaction. We prioritise crafting tailored solutions that align
precisely with your specific needs, eschewing one-size-fits-all approaches.

Our communication style is grounded in plain language, avoiding legal jargon to ensure clarity and transparency throughout our engagement. With our commitment to providing pragmatic, solution-driven advice, we empower you to navigate residential property transactions confidently, achieving successful outcomes tailored to your individual requirements.

Testimonials

“Property purchase in Greenwich London. Got connected with Victoria via a friend and must say had a very positive experience with her and her team from start to finish. Very diligent and pleasure to work with, many thanks!”

Alex, Review Solicitors

“Excellent service from Victoria. Exceptional, professional service from Victoria Hands. Nothing was ever too much trouble and she took all the stress out of the conveyancing process. Highly recommend.”

Fred V, Review Solicitors

“Jonathan and Chloe were great from start to finish. They quickly took the time to understand the transaction along with the finer details in the early stages which then helped with a smoother transaction closer to completion. Chloe was extremely efficient with both responses and progression of the file. I would definitely recommend Jonathan and Chloe.”

Sale & Purchase – Gray
Housing & Property | Residential Conveyancing
Martin

“Excellent service. The sale of my house was like a roller coaster as ,because of the market, it took ages to exchange. Throughout Victoria Hands was there for me, quick to reply to all my emails, and with good advice . Very professional and utterly reliable. Thank you.”

Lesley, Review Solicitors

“Excellent service. I have been dealing with MLP Law for over 18 months now. from start to finish Doris and Chloe have both been professional, polite and have answered my many queries quickly and efficiently. The service I have received from this company has been second to none and I would not hesitate in recommending them to my friends and family.”

Andrew, Review Solicitors

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