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Conveyancing in Atherton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/18

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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What causes the purchase conveyancing process to take so long?

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Conveyancing may be delayed, Homeward Legal, however, do our best to minimise their cost whenever possible by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. Reasons for delay can include a slow firm acting for the lender.

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What particular searches should the conveyancing solicitor in Atherton carry out for a Atherton house?

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The normal conveyancing procedure is to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), Environmental and Coal Mining (Con29M) and, depending on certain criteria, particular searches, like HS2 report.

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

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Most importantly, contacting a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor is the key to a fast completion. There are, in addition, a range of things you as the purchaser could do to get moving sooner, including, confirming your mortgage offer, answering any queries raised by your conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible and calling or emailing your conveyancing solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays.

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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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We are buying on a Atherton former industrial site. Can the topsoil still be contaminated?

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With this region's industrial history in parts of Atherton, soil contamination is unavoidable. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contamination.

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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.

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My wife and I are intending to buy in Atherton, and need to know if there are many designated conservation areas.

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Buyers in Atherton should be aware of several local conservation areas. The solicitor handling your purchase can advise further and confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.