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Ready to buy a new home in Greater Manchester? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Greater Manchester conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Greater Manchester

The owners of the home we are purchasing have appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Greater Manchester who has suggested a exclusivity contract with a deposit 10k. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

Exclusivity agreements are contracts between a property vendor and prospective acquirer granting the buyer the sole right to the sale of the property for a limited period of time. Essentially, an exclusivity agreement is a contract stating that you will have a contract at a later time being the contract for the actual sale. It tends to be utilised for buyer confidence though in many situations, the proprietor may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are various pros and cons to having them but you need to check with your conveyancer but note that it may result in incurring more in conveyancing charges. In light of these reasons these agreements are avoided when it comes to conveyancing in Greater Manchester.

I just acquired a flat at auction in Greater Manchester. Conveyancing is necessary. What are my next steps?

Having exchanged you will need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer soon as you are facing a pending deadline in which to complete the property. An auction property should have an associated auction pack. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold premises the legal pack may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation relating to leasehold premises. You should give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding in order to complete on the on the contractual date .

Can I be sure that the Greater Manchester conveyancing solicitor on the Santander panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Greater Manchester obtaining recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer conducting your conveyancing.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Greater Manchester. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Barclays be concerned?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Barclays your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing requirements set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Barclays. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook includes minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Barclays where a lease fails to satisfy these provisions. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not limited to Greater Manchester.

How does conveyancing in Greater Manchester differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Greater Manchester contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because developers in Greater Manchester typically 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 property lawyers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Greater Manchester or who has acted in the same development.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and identified one round the corner in Greater Manchester I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Greater Manchester in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

I have been Googling for Greater Manchester online conveyancing estimates. Can I be sure that all the Greater Manchester practices that are identified on your directory are on the lender conveyancing panel?

The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have advised us that they are on the bank panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the lender panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific Greater Manchester firm being on the lender conveyancing panel is not accurate.

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