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Conveyancing Solicitor in Manchester

Manchester Are you looking for a conveyancing solicitor for your sale or purchase in Manchester and the surrounding areas, then MJP Conveyancing are here to assist.

MJP Conveyancing Solicitors have extensive experience of dealing with all types of conveyancing transactions; be it a modern flat in a purpose-build block or a converted house in an old industrial building.

As an award-winning online conveyancing solicitor, MJP offer a bespoke online service that ensures your conveyancing experience is efficient, transparent and most of all convenient for you.

The State of the Market
Manchester, one of the leading cities in northern England, has experienced considerable growth in recent years both economically and in the housing market. Like Birmingham, it has resisted a slowdown in house price growth in 2017 and has seen a rise of around 7% on the year; with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and an average house price of only £154,800, Manchester is one of the best places in the UK to buy property, whether you are looking for an urban one-bedroom flat, a large family home or buy-to-let student accommodation.

Common Conveyancing Issues in Manchester

Environmental Concerns
Once known as "Cottonopolis,” Manchester was famous for its association with the development of the cotton industry and the city was an international centre of the cotton and textile trade in the 19th century. Whilst much of the manufacturing and industrial activities have now ceased or relocated to new industrial estates, it still has an effect on today’s conveyancing. Historic industrial use of a site can still carry adverse environmental implications so, when buying in Manchester, we will undertake an environmental search to find out if a building has been or could be affected. In the case of recently built developments, appropriate remedial works should have been carried out following a geophysical site survey.

Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings
Partly as a result of its wealthy industrial heritage, Manchester is home to a number of listed buildings and several conservation areas. Whilst some of these concern sites of public interest, many include and affect residential properties. It is important to note that development of an affected property is substantially restriction and consent will be required for many minor works which could elsewhere be carried out without approval being sought. Any property in a conservation area is affected, whether it is listed or not, and so it is important to check whether a property is situated within these boundaries. We will also check if the seller has obtained the appropriate consents for any works or alterations they may have carried out during their ownership.

Coal Mines
Coal was once mined extensively in the Manchester and, whilst there are no active mines in the area and there is now little visible evidence of their existence above ground, properties in the vicinity of old pits are at risk of subsidence.

With a number of rivers and watercourses, conveyancers must be alert to the risk of flooding in Manchester. We will check whether the property is in an area where flooding may have taken place in the past or where there is a high risk of flooding in the future. Where a high risk is perceived, houses can be difficult of impossible to insure. This may have a substantial effect on their value and saleability.

Freehold Rent Charges
Sometimes freehold houses in the Manchester area are subject to small annual payments known as rent charges. We will be alert to these and advise you accordingly.

If you would like a conveyancing quote for your Manchester property, or anywhere else in England and Wales, please complete our Request a Quote form, and a member of our New Business team will contact you shortly with a bespoke quotation.

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MJP Conveyancing Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales Registered No: 8026741 VAT Number: 157917571. A full list of the directors is available upon request. We use the word 'Partner' to refer to a Director of the Limited Company, or any employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualification. Equality and Diversity Policy Equality and Diversity Policy Statement for Clients * - In calculating this we measure the average time it takes to reach the stage of exchange ( not the date you actually move in which is known as the completion date) from the date we receive the contract from the sellers solicitors or from when we send the contract to the buyers solicitors. This period can be longer when delays arise which are not within our control. We cannot guarantee that we can achieve this average turnaround time in all transactions. This turnaround time does not apply to leasehold and leasehold and new build transactions.