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GD Property Solicitors is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and is accredited with the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) – a recognised quality standard for conveyancing.
How will I receive my quote?
You can view your conveyancing quote instantly, along with Disbursements & VAT costs. We will also email the quote to you and contact you directly to answer any questions you may have.
Are my details safe?
Absolutely. We only use your details and never sell your information to third parties.
I just want an idea of price, can you help?
Sure, we will provide you with a no obligation quote. If you are only looking at this stage, simply save the email quote for future reference.
Where are you based?
We are conveyancing solicitors in Manchester, but thanks to our convenient and user-friendly online systems, we assist clients from all over the North West and further afield
Are there any hidden costs?
NO! All of the costs are broken down in your quote. Where there are more complex issues or optional extras due to information we don’t collect, we will declare these to you during our first phone call.
I need a quick turnaround, is that ok?
YES! We use the latest technology to help us speed up the process where possible. Therefore, speed of service is a key factor to us as much is to you. We will aim to achieve the fastest possible completion.
What we do?
We pride ourselves on taking the stress and hassle out of property conveyancing and as fully licensed conveyancers it would be quicker to ask what we don’t do!
We can assist you with a wide range of conveyancing issues for both residential and commercial properties. Including:
- House sales
- Purchase of freehold
- Purchase of leasehold
We also offer expertise in the government’s Help to Buy and Shared Ownership schemes and have experience dealing with conveyancing matters for all types of property including flats and new builds. So, whatever you need to find a conveyancer for, we can help.
Our knowledge and skills don’t stop at conveyancing. Our team also cover:
- Family law
- Wills, estates and probate
- Criminal law
How we do it?
Conveyancing doesn’t require you to attend a solicitor’s office. So why not save yourself the hassle? With our predominantly online conveyancing services, you can progress your property transaction when and where it suits you – saving time and speeding up the whole process.
- A free no obligation quote. Enter a few simple details and we’ll provide you with an instant quote for your conveyancing work. Happy with it? You can instruct us there and then before sitting back and leaving the rest to us.
- Welcome pack. As soon as we receive your instruction we will get to work straight away and, within just 24 hours, you should receive a welcome pack.
- One point of contact. You’ll be assigned your own dedicated personal conveyancer for the whole process, so you’ll be dealing with the same person from start to finish.
- Regular updates. We know how important good communication is and that nothing is more frustrating than never being able to get hold of your property solicitor. We promise to always keep you up to speed and, at every key stage of the process, you’ll receive an automatic update – before you even feel the need to make contact with us.
- Fully automated service. From completing and signing documents to regular updates and making payments, our state-of-the-art technology allows all of this to be done online. What this means? You’re not restricted to office hours – access the documents and information you need 24/7, and complete them in the comfort of your own home at a time that is convenient to you.
As leading conveyancing solicitors in Manchester, we pride ourselves on offering a service that is second-to-none. Our reputation for excellence has resulted in our skills being sought from clients across the country. And – thanks to our modern processes and convenient online systems – wherever you or your property are located, we can assist.
Talking your language
Our aim is to provide a quick, accessible, and responsive service. Keeping you fully informed with clear, regular updates that set out progress and let you know exactly where things are up to.
We want to reduce the impact and disturbance to your day by taking away the need to make calls or visit our office. That said, we understand that sometimes you need the reassurance of a quick chat or face-to-face meeting. That’s why, once you’re appointed your own dedicated conveyancing solicitor, they will happily arrange a video call to discuss any matters in more detail.
What is a conveyancing solicitor?
‘Conveyancing’ relates to all the legal and administrative work carried out to change the ownership of property from one person to another. The process starts as soon as an offer is accepted and ends when the final contracts have been signed and funds have been transferred.
It can be a complicated process and a conveyancing solicitor is someone who specialises in this field and will act on your behalf during the sale. They work to protect your rights and ensure all your legal obligations are met.
Why do I need a conveyancing solictor?
Everybody knows that buying and selling property can be a headache – but with our help it doesn’t have to be.
Legally, yes, you can do conveyancing work yourself but unless you’re highly experienced, it isn’t recommended. It’s a time-consuming and complicated process and getting it wrong can lead to costly delays.
By choosing to work with GD Legal conveyancing solicitors in Manchester, not only are you guaranteed excellent service at an excellent price, we also promise to take the stress out of conveyancing. Why not get your free instant quote now?
Does my property have to be in Manchester to work with GD Property Solicitors?
Great news – no!
As a firm of experienced conveyancing solicitors in Manchester our reputation extends far beyond the boundaries of the city itself and – regardless of where you (or your property) are based – you can still benefit from the same great service.
Thanks to extensive investment into our IT systems, most – if not all – of the conveyancing process can be carried out online, without the need to visit our offices. You will have the flexibility to access and sign important documents, and make payments, wherever and whenever it is convenient to you.
Will I be kept up-to-date with progress?
Of course! We understand the importance of good communication and know how annoying it can be to have to chase updates. As such, we promise to always keep you fully informed, every step of the way.
Our online system will automatically issue updates every time a key stage has been reached. And don’t forget, as part of our service you will be assigned your own dedicated personal conveyancer for the entire process, who will be readily available should you need to discuss any matters in person or over the phone.
Does the solicitor have to be local, signing document and id checks etc?
A solicitor’s local knowledge of the area is always something that could prove to be useful and of a benefit to you in your sale, however, conveyancing is very widely done across the country by solicitors/conveyancers for clients as a personal knowledge of the area is not specifically required.
The conveyancer acting for you in your sale will obtain evidence of your title from a central Land Registry portal and this is what a buyer’s conveyancer will use to check and prove title, again they may not be located locally to the property in question. Your personal knowledge will inevitably always be called on.
With regards to having documents signed and contact with you, don’t be worried if your solicitor / conveyancer is not local to you as again it is quite normal that all documents are sent to clients via post/email/phone as opposed to historically having clients in to the office for attendance meetings. This has speeded up the conveyancing progress and also helps to meet clients’ expectations in line with clients’ busy lifestyles and work commitments. This has also allowed conveyancing to be carried out on English properties where clients live abroad.
It should also be noted that the cheapest quote is not always the best service and reputation and recommendations do hold weight, you should also ensure the cheaper quote includes everything at the outset. The estate agents will probably have a referral agreement with the solicitors they are recommending to you, who will pay them an instruction fee per referral, this is very common and helps firms to build relationships with each other and clients.
If you decide to use a solicitor recommended by your estate agent, then remember to ask the estate agent how much they are receiving as a referral fee. If the estate agent cannot tell you, then ask the solicitor to tell you what they have paid the estate agent in referral fees. You may be shocked to learn that some estate agents receive £100s for a referral.
Where are you based?
We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority firm based in Swinton, you can visit our offices anytime or google us on google maps to see our offices.
However, searching for a conveyancer online it’s not unusual for the estate agent to recommend or refer you to a conveyancer – but you should be aware that the estate agent is almost certainly receiving a referral fee for passing on the business, and that more often than not you will be able to save money by shopping around. An Internet search for conveyancing services is often a good starting point, as these days most property lawyers will have an online presence.
Be sure to scrutinise quotes from online conveyancers very carefully before signing up. It’s not unusual for firms to attract customers with a very cheap headline rate, such as “£99 conveyancing”. This is a misleading base rate and will not include the other fees and “disbursements” that form an inevitable part of the conveyancing process. Disbursements are third-party charges that the conveyancer will collect from you and pay on your behalf – for example land registry charges and fees for searches.
Full online conveyancing
While many conveyancers with an online presence still operate a fairly traditional business model, many now offer a full online case management system. This has the advantage of considerable transparency compared to more traditional conveyancing practice. Typically you will be able to log into the conveyancer’s online system and view the case progress at any time, seeing which searches have been requested or received and tracking the status of the mortgage application. Some online conveyancers also send automated text alerts when particular milestones in the conveyancing process are reached.
Whichever type of conveyancer you eventually choose to use, it’s important to compare service testimonials alongside comparing prices – look out for online reviews that will give you an insight into either great customer service or any issues people have encountered in the past. You can also use our online comparison tool to save money by comparing instant quotes from four conveyancing solicitors or licensed conveyancers.
How long will the conveyancing process take?
Many first-time homebuyers are surprised when they learn how long the process of purchasing a property can actually take, with the time frame from first viewing a potential new home to finally moving in often measurable in terms of months rather than weeks.
The conveyancing process
The time frame from first instructing a conveyancer to actually moving into your new home typically takes somewhere between eight and twelve weeks. However, it’s important to remember that this is just an average. If you’ve already got the ball rolling with your mortgage application and only straightforward “searches” (more on this below) are required, you may be able to move in more quickly. On the other hand, if either the property survey or the conveyancer’s searches throw up something unexpected, further work may be required and completion of the purchase could be delayed until any queries are resolved.
As part of the service they provide, your conveyancer is responsible for reviewing documents relating to the pending house purchase and providing you with the necessary legal advice. These documents will include the contract pack obtained from the seller’s solicitor, your mortgage offer (including its terms and conditions), and the property survey. Any one of these might bring up issues that need to be investigated and resolved before the purchase can proceed – for example, most surveyor’s reports specifically include legal notes intended for the conveyancing solicitor, relating to factors such as building control and planning issues, and guarantees.
A vital part of the conveyancer’s role is in carrying out “searches” relating to the property and grounds. These searches are usually carried out via the local authority and cover matters such as the property boundaries, rights of way, boundary disputes, planning constraints and so on. Depending on the location and the nature of the property itself (for example, its construction type or freehold/leasehold status) further non-routine searches might be called for. Searches can turn up information that will be vital to you as the future owner of the property – such as subsidence or flood risk – so the time and effort spent on this part of the conveyancing process is extremely important. Our article on how long do searches take explains more about local authority searches.
Do you need my original deeds?
What if I don't have the original deeds?
It’s not a problem.
Do you need monies on account?
Sale transaction – NO
Purchase transaction – Yes, but only for searches which need to paid to a third party.
Why is my conveyancing taking a long time?
A number of factors like third parties not providing information quickly etc
About GD Property Solicitors
GD Property Solicitors is the UK’s leading conveyancing service. Hundreds of satisfied clients trust us every single month. We are a law firm of the current times with large investments already made into technology based systems to make property transactions easy for our customers, with the mindset of putting our customers at the front of everything we do.
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So, if you’re trying to find a conveyancing solicitor in Manchester you can trust, look no further than GD Legal.
Our service is designed around you – so we believe you should be able to contact us in whatever way works best for you too. We offer live chat sessions or telephone calls 9am-5pm weekdays. Or you can email us at any time firstname.lastname@example.org and we will aim to get back to you within 24 hours. Prefer to write in? No problem at all -do it your way. And don’t forget, once we’re instructed as your property solicitors, you’ll receive constant updates – without having to chase! Get in touch today and discover more about how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you.
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