I am expecting a mortgage with Halifax. I intend to use a Licensed Conveyancer in Manchester. Does the Halifax Solicitor panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?
The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the CML or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Are you able to vouch for a National Westminster Bank allowed Manchester conveyancing firm finish our house move within a very limited time frame? Would it be better to use a high street Manchester conveyancer or an internet firm?
We can recommend some very good Manchester conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the high street in Manchester. Approach two or three firms and request to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Mention your expectations together with the reasons and ask for an assurance on your deadline. Choose the lawyer that genuine.
I am buying a semi-detached house in Manchester. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Manchester you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Manchester.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Manchester?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Manchester. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
We are in the middle of purchasing a property in Manchester. Conveyancing lawyer has told us the title is "Leasehold". Does this adversely affect the marketability of the house?
Manchester conveyancing does not ordinarily involve leasehold houses. The main consideration here is the length of lease and the ground rent. If there are hundred of years years remaining with a nominal rent, it's almost the same as freehold, so it shouldn't impact the saleability significantly.
At the other end of the spectrum, if it's, say, fifty five years it is bound to have a significant effect on the saleability, and probably wouldn't be mortgageable. The length of lease and ground rent will be set out in the lease provided to your lawyer.