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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Greater Manchester

As someone not used to conveyancing in Greater Manchester what is your top tip you can give me for the ownership transfer in Greater Manchester

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Greater Manchester and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for confrontation between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. E.g., the seller, property agent and sometimes the mortgage company. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Greater Manchester is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the legal process whose role it is to act in your best interests and to keep you safe.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest will try and convince you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the selling agent may claim to be helping by claiming that your solicitor is wrong. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do something that is against your solicitors advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.

The Greater Manchester conveyancing firm that I appointed last week on my purchase in Greater Manchester have without warning shut down. They were on acting for me because I needed a lawyer on the Principality conveyancing panel and my preferred Greater Manchester lawyer was not. I cut them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What do I do now?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Principality conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to assist.

Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that could affect a commercial estate in Greater Manchester?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Greater Manchester will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Greater Manchester. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Greater Manchester.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Greater Manchester it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately may cause delays to Greater Manchester commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Greater Manchester.

Hoping to buy a property located in Greater Manchester and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Greater Manchester. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Greater Manchester area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Greater Manchester. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

I only have Sixty One years unexpired on my lease in Greater Manchester. I now want to extend my lease but my freeholder is absent. What are my options?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be extended by the Court. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to track down the lessor. On the whole a specialist may be useful to conduct investigations and to produce an expert document which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Greater Manchester.

I bought a 1 bedroom flat in Greater Manchester, conveyancing having been completed 6 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Greater Manchester with a long lease are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2073

With just 55 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £31,400 and £36,200 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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