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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Manchester

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Manchester? Is this really necessary?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identification documents of the potential client they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing retainer. The Terms of Engagement that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the CML Lenders Handbook requirements last updated on 1st December 2014. Where you refuse to supply ID verification documents, your conveyancer can not take you on as a client.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years past for my conveyancing in Manchester. I now require my papers but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Manchester of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Manchester in advance of instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may not grant a mortgage on a flying freehold home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Manchester. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Manchester to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I am a couple of weeks into a leasehold purchase having been referred to solicitors by the high street agent to perform conveyancing in Manchester. I am am very dissatisfied with the level of service. Could you help me find new lawyers?

A conveyancer would need to be really poor in order to consider changing them. Has your loan offer been issued? If so you will need to make them aware of the new contact details and get the mortgage documents are re-issued. Your conveyancer should be on the lenders approved list to avoid added charges and frustration. So that should be your starting point. Our search tool should assist you in finding a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Manchester

When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in Manchester what are the most common lease problems?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Manchester. Most leases are individual and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain provisions are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    A provision to repair to or maintain elements of the building Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall

You could encounter a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Nationwide Building Society, Coventry Building Society, and Clydesdale all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.

Manchester Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should ask before buying

    Is there a share of the freehold? The answer will be helpful as a) areas can cause problems for the block as the common areas may begin to deteriorate where maintenance remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the running of the building you will want to have all the details What restrictions exist in the Manchester Lease?

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