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Find a Manchester Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Manchester

Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Manchester even where I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for instance where I intend to acquire an office in Manchester with a loan from Britannia?

The service is predominantly utilised to get a quote from residential conveyancing solicitors in Manchester but we have listed at the end of this page some Manchester commercial conveyancing firms. You should enquire with the company directly to check if they can also act for Britannia

I am planning to move property in December. Will my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you suggest a removal company in Manchester. Conveyancing solicitor was organised before I stumbled across this site.

On the afternoon of completion you can collect the keys from the property agent however this can only be done when the previous owners conveyancers inform the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be released. After that you should inform the removal company that you are ready to move in. We are not in a position to recommend a particular removal organisation but can assist you in choosing a residential property solicitor in Manchester or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Manchester.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Manchester. My financial adviser suggested a solicitor. I paid an on account payment of £200. A couple of days later, the conveyancing practitioner called me to say that they were not on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Kent Reliance panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Manchester conveyancing practitioner having checked that they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Skipton will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Skipton will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Manchester postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Skipton, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Manchester.

What can a local search tell me concerning the property we're buying in Manchester?

Manchester conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations such as PSG The local search plays an important part in many a Manchester conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject sections.

Am I better off to go with a Manchester conveyancing solicitor based in the location that I am buying? I have an old university friend who can execute the legal work but her office is approximately 350kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a local Manchester conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Manchester know how is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and on the whole were happy that should trump using an unknown Manchester conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being round the corner.

The solicitors undertaking our conveyancing in Manchester has sent documents to review that indicate that the land is unregistered with epitome documents. Why is the property not currently recorded at HM Land Regsitry?

It is unusual for premises in Manchester to be unregistered. An 'epitome' is basically a dossier of photocopies of documents affecting an unregistered title. Many Manchester conveyancing practitioners will be capable of dealing with such matters but in the event that uncertainty reigns the standard proposition nowadays is for the vendor’s solicitor to register the title first and thereafter deal with the sale conveyance - this will predictably result in a significant delay.

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