Residential conveyancing solicitors in Altrincham and Cheshire

At Nicholls Solicitors we know that buying or selling a property can be a stressful time, whether it is your first step on the property ladder or buying your forever home, we know how important it is for the process to be dealt with efficiently.

We work hard to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible and we will explain each step to ensure that you are confident in your move progressing as seamlessly as possible.

Our residential conveyancing team are supervised by Patrick Nicholls who has extensive experience.  We offer a personal approach so that you always know who you are dealing with and our team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

We are proud to have achieved the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme mark as a sign of our commitment to providing quality service.

How we can help you

At Nicholls Solicitors we can act for you on a range of conveyancing matters including: buying and selling property (including buy to let), re-mortgages and transfers of equity and equity release.

“I have used Nicholls Solicitors for several conveyances and other personal matters over a 15 years period. I have always felt confident in their service, which for me has been the point of essence.”


Our clients often come back to us time and again and we believe this is testament to the high quality service that we provide.

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Some of our
frequently asked questions

Our clients often come back to us time and again and we believe this is testament to the high quality service that we provide.

How long does the conveyancing process take?

From an offer being accepted to completion, this usually takes between 12-16 Weeks. This depends on a range of factors however as there are various elements to the transaction and the timescales will depend on how many buyers and sellers are involved, how straightforward the title is, how quickly searches and mortgage offers are received.

Do I need to carry out any searches?

We always advise that you undertake searches and a full survey before purchasing any property. The standard search pack usually includes a local search, water and drainage search and environmental search. Depending on the type and location of your property, we may recommend additional searches and if you are getting a mortgage there may be certain searches which the mortgage company requires.

What does the Exchange of Contracts mean?

This is a key part of the process where the transaction becomes legally binding, and you are committed to sell to the purchasers and the purchasers are committed to buy, for the agreed price. Both parties are also legally obliged to complete on the agreed completion date and the deposit (usually 10% as standard) becomes due.

When should you instruct a Solicitor?

This should usually be done as soon as you have accepted an offer on your property or as soon as your offer has been accepted on a property to purchase. If you are selling your property you may wish to start looking into options and considering quotes soon after putting your property on the market so that you are ready to move quickly.