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Conveyancing in Atherton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/10/17

Intending to moving to Atherton? Some pertinent nearby travel and public service information

Motorists are well catered for with Atherton situated with very good motorway access roughly 2 miles of Junction 5 Southbound of the M61.

Atherton's closest station is Atherton and Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport is 6 miles from Atherton. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 20 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 15 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 15 miles and Eccles Airport is 6 miles away.

Leigh Infirmary Wigan is the nearest hospital to Atherton.

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How do we find low cost conveyancing in Atherton?

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Numerous firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often extra costs are often hiding in the small print. Additional charges found in the terms needs to be reasonable and clear. Any disbursements must also be stated on a conveyancing quote. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Which mortgage lenders in Atherton do you work with?

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Of lenders with offices nearby Atherton, we with all the major companies. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Atherton include Mortgages At Home, 12 Marnland Gr, Bolton, BL3 4UJ, Express Mortgage Services Ltd, 2nd Floor/Wigan Investment Centre/Waterside Dr, Wigan, WN3 5BA, and Mortgage Direct Ltd, Hazlemere/70 Chorley New Rd, Bolton, BL1 4BY.

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Which local authority looks after Atherton?

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Atherton is located in Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1 1YN, Call: 01942 244 991

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What is the council tax on a mid-terrace property in Atherton?

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Customarily the conveyancing report on title should give information the relevant Wigan council tax band.

The latest council tax charges for residents of Atherton are set out in detail on the Wigan local authority website. At the time of writing (11 December 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £913.00
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  • Band B - £1,065.00
  • Band C - £1,217.00
  • Band D - £1,369.00
  • Band E - £1,674.00
  • Band F - £1,978.00
  • Band G - £2,282.00
  • Band H - £2,739.00

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If we are purchasing a flat conversion near a 1700s glebe in Atherton, is it necessary that I get a search for chancel liability?

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Some owners in Atherton can be required to pay for repairs to nearby church land. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Atherton properties is likely to exist. Atherton church properties which may give rise to chancel liability include St George, St Georges, St John the Baptist and St Philip.

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Is your solicitor team set up to move quickly on residential property auction conveyancing in Atherton?

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The legal team are familiar with local and national auctions and regularly carry out work for buyers and sellers at auction. It is a shrewd move for buyers to decide on a good property conveyancing lawyer as quickly as they can for an investigation of the property's legal title well before the day of the auction.

Immediately following the date of the auction your lawyer is totally prepared for speedily finishing the conveyancing in the limited time as typically required by the terms if sale.

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I am planning on buying a 1950s flat in a conservation area. Where can I find information on the current state of repair of the conservation area?

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English Heritage, a government body, have created records of the state of repair of conservation areas. Conservation areas in Atherton are specified by the local authority (Wigan) who preside over things like property boundaries to the prohibition of ugly shop fronts.

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My mortgage lender is Co-operative Bank - what do I need to consider?

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Prior to recent changes, solicitors could carry out mortgage-related work for most lenders. Recently, a number of lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal will act for many lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay any additional legal fees to your lender's solicitor.