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Buying and Selling Property in Manchester

Conveyancing Solicitors in Manchester

 

Buying or selling any property is an incredibly significant step and it is essential that you instruct an experienced team of legal professionals to protect your interests and make sure that everything runs smoothly. You will want to avoid the numerous delays that can be typical if the process is not managed properly so you will need a team of legal specialists who you can rely on to deliver on their promises.

At Clifford Johnston & Co. we are renowned for being pro-active, effective and thorough and are recognised as experts in our field. We are proud to have been accredited by the Law Society as part of their Conveyancing Quality Scheme, which is testament to the level of expertise and service that we provide. We are delighted to be endorsed, not only by the industry, but also by our clients, who frequently recommend us to others and we pride ourselves on delivering a friendly and professional service that see clients return to us time and time again.

Talk to a Manchester property conveyancing solicitor today on 0161 246 2042 or use the enquiry form at the bottom of this page to get in touch by email.


 

Horup Khan, the Conveyancing Solicitor at the Manchester office has said:

“As a resident of the South Manchester area, I have had the pleasure to see the growth of this areas over the last few decades. The diversity and influx of people and investors in to South Manchester has created a phenomenal demand for properties. This is also helped with the new Metrolink connecting the whole of Manchester, making travel easier. With the introduction of HMO Licences many properties are fetching premiums beyond the market value. The introduction of Article 4 direction and Licencing of properties has created a demand for properties particularly around Rusholme and Fallowfield which are heavily student dominated. 

As families have been pushed away from inner circle Manchester, this has created huge demands in the more affluent areas of Didsbury, Chorlton, Burnage, Withington, Whalley Range and Sale. Combined with excellent schools, transport links and local bars and restaurants more and more people are seeking to bring up their families in these surroundings.    

Working for a local high street firm, with emphasis on my clients needs I feel I am best placed to guide my clients during this complex and stressful process. My knowledge of the conveyancing process and the area has ensured my clients and investors when making a purchase whether it is as a family home or investment, it is an investment tailored to their individual need. My working relationship with the local agents and financial advisors based in South Manchester and beyond is becoming stronger annually since I joined the firm in 2014. My clients, agents and financial advisors are instructing me for further transactions and recommending me to act on behalf of their families and friends.


 

Our Manchester office is based in Burnage, and with more than 30 years’ experience of delivering conveyancing services across the city, our exceptional local knowledge and contacts place us at the forefront of the industry making us the number one choice for conveyancing services in the area.

Living and working in Manchester

Manchester is a vibrant, diverse and multi-cultural city, steeped in history and cultural heritage. It has an estimated population of more than 530,000, while the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester is home to more than 2.55million residents.

Known for its industrial, sporting and musical success, the city is also a thriving hub for business, media, financial services, scientific research and technology. All of this, coupled with a pulsating nightlife, an extensive retail offer, a wealth of museums, galleries and theatres and a profusion of bars, cafes and restaurants, makes for a desirable and exciting place to live and work.

The surrounding suburbs of Didsbury, Chorlton, Withington and Sale, to name but a few, are extremely sought after, boasting numerous parks and green spaces, good transport links, excellent schools and thriving communities and high streets. Affectionately known as the ‘capital of the north’, it is not difficult to see why Manchester is such a popular choice for home buyers and business investors alike.

The property market in Manchester

Although house price increases are slowing significantly across the country, Manchester is in fact bucking the trend, with the future looking particularly bright for those wanting to buy and sell here.

The buoyancy of the housing market in the city is due to a number of factors including a good choice of entry-level housing stock,  a booming local economy and the creation of thousands more jobs each year as a result of business start-ups, relocations and expansions into the city.

Residential property prices

(*figures correct as of September 2019)

The average price of a house in Manchester currently stands at £188,411. A terraced property will cost you an average of £143,885 while a flat or apartment is priced at an average of £173,192.

For those looking to get onto the property ladder, it is good news that prices start at around £50,000 for a 1-bed flat in Manchester, although there are shared ownership schemes available in some areas, providing more options and helping to stretch budgets further.

Prices in particularly affluent areas of south Manchester, including Chorlton, Didsbury, Withington and Sale, are well above the city average however.

The average house price in leafy Didsbury is currently £385,615 but prices can easily reach more than £1million for large detached properties. The area is a popular option for house buyers with its many parks, bustling high street, and number of good and outstanding primary schools including Beaver Road, Cavendish Community Primary School and Broad Oak Primary School.

The fashionable suburb of Chorlton is not far behind, with the average amount paid for a house here costing £339,034, while you can get slightly more for your money in nearby Withington, where house prices are priced at an average of £237,440, while still offering similarly styled character properties.

Sale is another desirable area of Greater Manchester, where schools operate under Trafford Council’s grammar school system. Trafford’s schools consistently dominate the national league tables, with Sale Grammar recently rated the best state-funded school in Greater Manchester. The average price of a house here currently stands at £313,123 and while some good sized semi-detached properties are available for around this price, a large detached home can cost anything upwards of £435,000. At the top end of the market you can expect to pay between £700,000 and £900,000 for an immaculate character property, while some properties reach the £1million mark.

Another increasingly popular location for house buyers is Burnage, which is nestled between Didsbury and the Stockport suburb of Heaton Mersey. It is a favourite with both families and commuters due to its convenient location and proximity to both the train and tram lines for quick city centre and airport access. The average property here costs £216,897 but prices start at £130,000 for a 2-bed apartment. The top end of the market sees 4 and 5-bed properties priced at around £400,000.

Commercial property prices

Manchester is an ever-popular choice for businesses and investors alike. Although prices are rising, they are generally more affordable than in the city’s southern counterparts and the employment rate here is higher than many other cities, indicating good, economic growth. Manchester’s transport links are second to none, with excellent train, tram and bus networks taking you everywhere you need to go. It is well connected to the UK’s motorway network and is a short journey by road or rail to Manchester Airport. Fibre optic broadband is currently being installed throughout the city, which is a massive draw for businesses and investors, while the all-important after-work culture is thriving with pubs, bars and restaurants to be found in abundance.

From industrial units and warehouses to sleek office space and trendy shops, Manchester has it all when it comes to commercial property stock.

Some small shops, bars and offices can be purchased for under £200,000 but prices in the city centre typically start at around £500,000 for stylish office space in a central and convenient location. Prices quickly jump up however and many commercial properties including large retail units, large warehouses, redevelopment opportunities and leisure facilities can command seven figure sums, including 87 sq. ft. of land with planning permission for 45 apartments, which was recently on the market in a central location for an asking price of £9,500,000.

How Clifford Johnston can help

From first time buyers to seasoned property investors, the conveyancing specialists at Clifford Johnston & Co. have the skills and experience required to successfully handle your transaction, manage any issues swiftly and effectively and to progress everything as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Buying a new home is a momentous occasion so you will only want the best legal experts to handle the process and ensure your interests are protected, any pitfalls are avoided and you can complete and collect your keys at the earliest opportunity.

Our full complement of residential conveyancing services includes:

  • Sales and purchases
  • Local searches
  • Contracts
  • Leases
  • Re-mortgages
  • Right to Buy
  • Shared ownership

We also handle commercial property transactions of all sizes, frequently managing:

 

  • Sales and purchases of commercial property
  • Leases including negotiations, renewals and transfer of leasing rights
  • Statutory Agreements

We understand that it is your home or business that is in our hands and will go above and beyond to deliver excellent results. We will work with a commitment and dedication that is second to none and will only be a phone call away whenever you need us. We pride ourselves on our excellent communication and will provide clear and helpful advice at all stages. We are both friendly and professional and our consistently excellent results and first class service is the reason why we continue to be the premier choice in Manchester, for anyone needing the help of leading conveyancers.

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With offices in Burnage and nearby Heaton Moor, we are proud to have helped clients to move house, expand businesses and make profitable investments across Manchester for more than three decades. We are thorough, transparent and effective with an exemplary track record of delivering the best for all our clients so you can rest assured that your property transaction is in safe hands.

Our in-depth understanding of the local property market, economy and demographics of Manchester and the surrounding areas enables us to provide a level of service seldom found elsewhere.

Our property conveyancing service is provided on a strictly no move, no fee basis so that if your sale or purchase does not proceed for any reason, you won’t be liable to pay any legal costs.

For professional, legal advice from solicitors in Manchester that you can trust, contact a member of our team today by phone on  0161 246 2042 or email to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation and to learn more about how we can help you.

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