Conveyancing in Manchester
12th December 2011

If you are buying or selling a property in Manchester, it is important to instruct an experienced Conveyancing Solicitor who is familiar with Manchester and all the local areas.

New Build Properties in Manchester

There are many new build properties in Manchester which are both flats and houses. Conveyancing of new build properties is a very complex area and there are many issues which are specific to the conveyancing of new build homes. Properties are often incomplete when the contracts are exchanged, which often means that the Buyer will not know when the property is due to be completed. PLS Solicitors are currently acting for buyers who are purchasing properties at developments in north and south Manchester including Chorlton, Didsbury, Withington, Stockport, Cheadle and Altrincham.

Environmental Issues in Manchester

Manchester City Council provides information on many different issues in the area, including environmental and planning issues. An environmental search should be carried out on any area that you are planning to buy a property in. This search will identify issues such as areas that are at risk of flooding and landfill sites.

Listed Buildings in Manchester

The Planning Act 1990 states that consent must be given for any external or internal work to take place on a listed building.  Your Conveyancing Solicitor will carry out a local area search which will reveal this information. In Manchester, there are many listed buildings such as the Manchester Town Hall (Grade I listed building) and Manchester Cathedral, which is medieval Church on Victoria Street.

Right To Buy Properties in Manchester

In the Manchester area, there are many council properties which, under the right to buy scheme, a tenant may have the right to purchase. The home is sold on the current market value, less any discount that may be given.  A proportion of the discount, in some cases, has to be paid back to the landlord, if the property is sold within 5 years of buying it.

For further information, please ask to speak to a member of the team at PLS Solicitors.

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