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5 reasons to use our service to help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Manchester

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Manchester solicitor have established valuable links with Manchester local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your home move in Manchester.
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Manchester are familiar with the local issues specific to Manchester and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based many kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Manchester
  • 4 Manchester conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Manchester conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your conveyancing
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Manchester is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Manchester since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Manchester

There is lots of here concerning conveyancing in Manchester but can you isolate your top tip for finding the right conveyancer in Manchester

Do not opt for the cheapest Manchester conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.

I am helping my niece sell her flat in Manchester. Does the solicitor arrange the energy assessment or do I organise this?

After the demise of HIPs, energy performance certificates was maintained a required component of moving property. An energy assessment should be to hand before the property is placed on the market. It is not a task that lawyers normally arrange. If you are using a Manchester conveyancing solicitor they may be willing to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with reputable local providers

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the house moving as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Manchester. Do I collect the keys to the property on completion from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will appoint a local conveyancing solicitor in Manchester?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Manchester. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be called to pick up the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens early afternoon.

Will our conveyancer be asking questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Manchester.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Manchester. There are those who purchase a property in Manchester, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that may be undertaken by the buyer or by their solicitors which can give them a better appreciation of the risks in Manchester. The standard property information forms sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a usual question of the vendor to determine if the property has ever been flooded. In the event that the property has been flooded in past which is not notified by the owner, then a purchaser could bring a compensation claim as a result of such an misleading reply. A purchaser’s conveyancers will also conduct an environmental search. This should disclose if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations should be conducted.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Manchester. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Manchester

    Please supply a car parking plan. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

What does commercial conveyancing in Manchester cover?

Commercial conveyancing in Manchester covers a broad array of advice, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Manchester. Before I set the wheels in motion I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Manchester - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Manchester - Sample of Queries before buying

    How is the lease structured? What is the name of the managing agents? Does the lease have more than 85 years remaining?

I note that you have a search directory identifying solicitors on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. Do Manchester conveyancing companies pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for my house purchase?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the lender conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Manchester.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Manchester regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Manchester but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Nexus Solicitors Limited, Carlton House, 16-18 Albert Square, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5PE
  • Aticus Law Ltd, Alexandra Buildings, Lincoln Square, 28 Queen Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5LF
  • Lyons Wilson, Dickinson Chambers, 1 Central Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5WR
  • Bb Legal Limited, 20 Kennedy Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 4BY
  • Croftons Solicitors Llp, The Lexicon, Mount Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5FA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Manchester

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Manchester with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Nexus Solicitors Limited, Carlton House, 16-18 Albert Square, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5PE
  • Lyons Wilson, Dickinson Chambers, 1 Central Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5WR
  • Bb Legal Limited, 20 Kennedy Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 4BY
  • Croftons Solicitors Llp, The Lexicon, Mount Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5FA
  • Howarth Goodman, 1st Floor, The Lexicon, 10 Mount Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5NT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Manchester regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Manchester practicing in commercial conveyancing in Manchester. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Nexus Solicitors Limited, Carlton House, 16-18 Albert Square, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5PE
  • Lyons Wilson, Dickinson Chambers, 1 Central Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5WR
  • Bb Legal Limited, 20 Kennedy Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 4BY
  • Croftons Solicitors Llp, The Lexicon, Mount Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5FA
  • Bob Agnew Limited, The Lexicon, Mount Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5FA

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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