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Conveyancing in Atherton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 27/04/17

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.


How do we find low cost conveyancing in Atherton?


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.


We have a requirement to exchange contracts on the conveyancing on our jointly owned leasehold flat within 6 weeks, are you fast Atherton solicitors ?


Homeward Legal takes an extremely speed focused style to completing the necessary legal work for customers to meet the sellers needs.

We only work with solicitors that work fast and will always communicate by phone and email up the buyer and seller chain . Additionally Homeward Legals property lawyers are actually chosen because they use state of the art software and technology systems to finish the legal work to your time frame.


Should we get a chancel search if I plan to buy in the parish of Atherton?


The conveyancing lawyer might recommend that a chancel search be taken out. In older areas of Atherton, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the current owners of a building where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs)

may have spared previous owners or tenants, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.


What average time will it take my designated lawyer to handle all of the conveyancing formalities on a semi detached Victorian property we are intending to buy?


It can take anywhere between around a month and twelve weeks, which can be hampered by a number of factors e.g. the speed of the vendors lawyer, or whether your solicitor has to act for your lender. Our chosen property lawyers are extremely proactive and endeavour towards completing as speedily as possible.


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


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
  • 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


What causes the purchase conveyancing process to take so long?


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.


Is contaminated land in Atherton a concern?


A wide range of contaminants caused by natural causes may seriously affect residential property in Atherton . Contaminants like local historic industrial processes will be investigated during the conveyancing process. Contamination can be caused by Atherton waste sites, including Garnet Fold, Over Hulton, BL5.


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


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.