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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Homeward Legal's panel of solicitors carry out remortgage conveyancing for Westhoughton clients every week.

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Conveyancing in Westhoughton Q & A's

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Updated: 21/10/14

Westhoughton's closest airport is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 20 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 17 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 17 miles and Eccles Airport is 8 miles away and the closest station to Westhoughton is Westhoughton, approximately a mile away.

Motorists are well served with Westhoughton being well placed with very good motorway access very close at about 1.5m of Junction 5 Northbound of the M61.

Lostock, The Beaumont hospital is relatively close to Westhoughton.

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I need a cheap solicitor to buy a new build home. because we are on a limited budget.

A.

Many firms purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms which property buyers and sellers may have not read carefully Any additional charges listed in your solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should also be clearly stated on your conveyancing quote. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Are there many areas of conservation in Westhoughton?

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Locales deemed to be of architectural or historic interest, such as model housing estates, will be designated as conservation areas. A lawyer will discuss the relevant responsibilities for affected areas in Westhoughton.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Fifties mid-terrace Band G property in Westhoughton?

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As a rule the report on title should provide the relevant Bolton council tax band. The correct charges for Westhoughton are tabled at the Bolton local authority website. At the time of writing, 18 June 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £943.00
  • Band B - £1,100.00
  • Band C - £1,257.00
  • Band D - £1,414.00
  • Band E - £1,728.00
  • Band F - £2,043.00
  • Band G - £2,357.00
  • Band H - £2,828.00

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Do you have good solicitors that advise on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Westhoughton?

Yes - Homeward Legal is very capable working with sellers at auction. Conventionally hard to value properties are listed at auction which need greater due diligence. We therefore strongly recommend buyers to instruct a good lawyer before the property auction to allow adequate time for an investigation of the auction pack.

Subsequently, immediately after the actual auction a conveyancing lawyer will need to be geared up to finish the legal work inside 28 days after exchange as required by the terms of sale.

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Doing ones own conveyancing without the aid of a Westhoughton conveyancing solicitor appears to be becoming possible when selling a home. However really be insensible ?

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Legally speaking there is absolutely no reason at all why a home seller cant go down that route and undertake the bulk of the legal process yourself.

That said, a conveyancing solicitor juggles a huge number of jobs including chasing replies to requisitions and checking the lease many of which are more safely handled with appropriate a qualified professional.

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I am planning on buying a sixties flat within a conservation area, where can I lay my hands on information on the state of upkeep?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage have put together information about the state of repair of conservation areas along with the exposure to deterioration or improvement. Conservation areas in Westhoughton are specified by Bolton who are responsible for things like public spaces to the inhibition of traffic signs.

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We are buying on a recently-developed brownfield site. Seemingly zinc (Zn) soil contamination may be an issue.

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Extensive measures are taken in all parts of Westhoughton and the UK to identify and resolve soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as hazardous gases.

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In what ways does the Westhoughton conveyancing solicitor advise us on the risk and history of possible flooding in the Westhoughton region?

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An essential part of the legal procedure involved in buying a home involves your conveyancing solicitor carrying out environmental searches that provide detail with regard to risk of flooding in Westhoughton. Also as an additional measure the lawyer in Westhoughton may suggest a more detailed (e.g. Homcheck) detailed local flood risk search.