Just been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in Manchester who conducted the legals 18 months ago and wanted a conveyancing quote based on an identical type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold premises and a freehold property) of almost identical values with a home loan from Birmingham Midshires. I am now being charged twice the amount. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for an alternative property lawyer?
The charges appear a tad high. Where you are willing to expend time contrasting prices you may be able to reduce the fees slightly by perhaps £125. That being said, providing that you were content with the service the firm offered you maycome to regret opting for an an unknown lawyer. Don't forget to ensure the solicitor can represent Birmingham Midshires. You can employ our search tool to get a quote a Manchester conveyancing firm on the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Manchester.
five months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Manchester completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How does conveyancing in Manchester differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Manchester approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because developers in Manchester usually purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Manchester or who has acted in the same development.
I opted to have a survey completed on a house in Manchester ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor has said that some banks may refuse to give a mortgage on this type of house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Manchester. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Manchester to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
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Frank (my husband) and I may need to sub-let our Manchester garden flat for a while due to a career opportunity. We used a Manchester conveyancing firm in 2003 but they have since shut and we did not have the foresight to get any advice as to whether the lease allows us to sublet. How do we find out?
A lease governs relations between the landlord and you the flat owner; specifically, it will say if subletting is not allowed, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The rule is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. Most leases in Manchester do not prevent subletting altogether – such a provision would undoubtedly devalue the flat. Instead, there is usually a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a copy of the tenancy agreement.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Manchester - Sample of Queries Prior to buying
Please note that where the lease has no more than eighty years it will impact the value of the property. Check with your bank that they are willing to go ahead with the loan given the lease term. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will probably have to extend the lease at some point and it is worth finding out what this would cost. For most Manchesterlease extensions you would be required to have owned the premises for a couple of years in order to be eligible to extend the lease. Most Manchester leasehold flats will be liable to pay a service bill for the upkeep of the building levied on behalf of the freeholder. Where you purchase the flat you will have to pay this liability, usually in instalments accross the year. This may vary from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common grounds. In all likelihood there will be a ground rent for you to pay yearly, normally this is not a significant figure, say approximately £50-£100 but you need to enquire as sometimes it can be many hundreds of pounds. What is the service charge and ground rent on the apartment?