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The main city within the Greater Manchester area, Manchester is a thriving, bustling, centre for business. Manchester became the first city in the UK to acquire a modern light rail tram system when it opened its Metrolink, which extends out from the city into neighbouring suburbs and towns. Latest figures show that almost 38 million commuter journeys were made in a 12-month period.

Although a busy centre, with a number of museums, art galleries and music venues, Manchester has easy access to the attractive rural areas of Cheshire, the Pennines and the Peak District.

Manchester Conveyancing: FAQs

We've put together our handy guide on the most frequently asked Manchester conveyancing questions. These FAQs look at issues like property tax, leasehold complexity and the steps of the legal process.

Buying property in Manchester

I am buying a new build property in Manchester - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build in Manchester .

A property lawyer in Manchester must be able to deal with things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, handling withdrawal under the Consumer Code for Housebuilders and .

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

What are the Council Tax bands in Manchester City Council in 2022?

Manchester is situated in Manchester City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Manchester Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,248.39
B £1,456.46
C £1,664.52
D £1,872.59
E £2,288.72
F £2,704.85
G £3,120.98
H £3,745.18

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I'm purchasing a property in Manchester - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant specialist searches such as a flood search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Manchester house or flat get a conveyancing quote.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Manchester?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold home because there is more work involved.

Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or incomplete service charge accounts, can lead to serious delays.

Expert leasehold conveyancers handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Selling property in Manchester

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Manchester?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is quite a lot more time-consuming in comparison with a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Manchester will need to conduct additional tasks. This can involve sourcing all relevant freeholder information, through to insurance details.

In order to resolve any leasehold delays faster, It is highly recommended that you instruct a Manchester conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible.

Remortgaging in Manchester

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Manchester property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 1.25% (June 2022). A good Manchester remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Britannia or to a two-year discount with the Allied Irish Bank, Quittance can help.

Get a remortgage conveyancing quote

Transferring equity in Manchester

Can Quittance help with the conveyancing for transferring equity in my Manchester property?

When one or more joint owners of a property transfers (gifts or sells) their share in a property, this is called a 'transfer of equity'. A solicitor can carry out the legal process for a transfer of equity, register the new owner(s) of the property and take care of any Stamp Duty paperwork. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process for a fixed fee.

Get a transfer of equity conveyancing quote

Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Manchester

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees, such as the shared ownership fee and Help to Buy fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like Stamp Duty Land Tax or HMLR office copies.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Manchester home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Manchester property lawyers FAQs

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Manchester?

Conveyancing fees will include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. HMLR fees or property searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Manchester are fixed, - for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you are quoted is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Manchester sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Manchester sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Manchester and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

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