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Conveyancing in Altrincham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/07/17

Intending to relocate to the Altrincham area? Pertinent nearby transport and public service facts -

The nearest train station to Altrincham is Altrincham and the closest airport to Altrincham is Manchester Terminal 2 Airport (4 miles). Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 22 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 4 miles, and Eccles Airport is 6 miles away.

Commuters are well served with Altrincham situated with very good motorway access nearby at roughly 3m of Junction 7 Eastbound of the M56.

The closest hospital for Altrincham is Altrincham General.


I am looking for affordable conveyancing in Altrincham , we are on a tight budget.


Many property buyers and sellers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many law firms advertise so-called cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional fees may be added into the small print. This small print is often not read by property buyers and sellers in a hurry. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid must also be stated on your quote Any additional charges found in your solicitor's terms needs to be clearly defined. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Which of the Altrincham mortgage lender panels are you on?


Homeward Legal work with the majority of lenders providing financing to Altrincham home purchasers. Altrincham lenders and mortgage specialists include Cheltenham & Gloucester PLC, 72 George St, Altrincham, WA14 1RF, and He2, St. Margarets Vicarage/Dunham Rd, Altrincham, WA14 4AQ.


How much is the council tax on a Forties converted house in Altrincham?

As a rule the report on title should give detail the appropriate Trafford council tax band.

Correct charges for Altrincham are set out in detail online at the Trafford local authority site. At the time of writing on 28/08/2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £869.00
  • Band B - £1,014.00
  • Band C - £1,159.00
  • Band D - £1,303.00
  • Band E - £1,593.00
  • Band F - £1,883.00
  • Band G - £2,172.00
  • Band H - £2,607.00


What length of time should I expect it to take my designated conveyancing solicitor to conclude the legal process on a terraced Regency house?


The process can take anywhere from 3 weeks and twelve weeks contingent on any number of factors such as the speed of the seller's property lawyer, or whether the property is leasehold, Freehold or share of freehold.

Our solicitors are notably results driven and endeavour towards exchanging as quickly as realistically possible.


Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Altrincham conveyancing faster?


As is often reported, instructing a experienced conveyancing solicitor is key fast conveyancing. When identifying an appropriate a conveyancing solicitor, consider these questions: Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed. Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?


Which local authority looks after Altrincham?


Altrincham is located in Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0TH, Call: 0161 912 2000


Is a contract race fee a disbursement or fee?


Fees and disbursements ought to be stated on your quote. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, but some solicitors do charge extra for this.


What are property searches?


These searches are an accepted set of questions undertaken on behalf of the purchaser, such as an environmental search. Searches are unable to address physical defects.