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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Manchester

Can you recommend a Accord Mortgages Ltd approved Manchester conveyancing solicitor finish our house move within a short deadline? Am I best advised to go for a high street Manchester firm or a nationwide firm?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Manchester conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Manchester. Visit a couple of firms and ask to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Discuss your time frames together with the reasons and get a commitment on your deadline. Select the lawyer that genuine.

My wife and I are selling our house in Manchester and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using an online conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Manchester. We have lived in Manchester for 4 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get clarification that the buyers are looking for.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)

I have recentlybecome aware that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Manchester for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I check that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest way to check if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Manchester conveyancing specialists.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Manchester is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Manchester are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Manchester you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Manchester may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

Two months into purchasing a residence in Manchester. Conveyancing lawyer has phoned to say the property is "Leasehold". Does this make a difference on the salability of the house?

Manchester conveyancing does not usually involve leasehold houses. The key consideration here is the length of lease and the ground rent. If there are over a hundred years remaining with a nominal rent, it's essentially freehold, so it shouldn't impact the value too much.

At the other extreme, if it's, say, Sixty years it is bound to have a adverse effect on the value, and probably wouldn't be mortgageable. The remaining lease term and ground rent will be stated in the lease provided to your lawyer.

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