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Conveyancing in Bardsley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/04/17

Intending to relocate to the Bardsley area? Helpful local Bardsley public transport and services details:

Bardsley's closest station is Ashton-under-Lyne. The nearest airport to Bardsley is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport. Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 13 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 13 miles and Eccles Airport is 12 miles away.

Bardsley is nearby at about 1.5m of junction entry 22 Westbound of the M60.

Tameside General is the closest hospital for Bardsley.

Q.

How do we get fixed rate conveyancing?

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Numerous firms purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges are often hiding in small print. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Extra costs included in the terms should be reasonable and be applicable solely where your lawyer must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What average time will it take the property lawyer to handle all of the conveyancing formalities on a terraced period house we are buying in Bardsley?

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The process can take anywhere between a month and twelve weeks, based on a number of factors e.g. the speed of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or renegotiations. Our conveyancing solicitors are highly results-focused completing the legal process as soon as possible.

Q.

Will my Bardsley conveyancing solicitor report back to me about the cost of council tax on a Band E house before completing on the purchase?

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A property solicitor will speak to the Oldham local authority to ascertain the up to date council tax band and rates, which will be detailed in the title report. Up-to-date rates for

Bardsley are listed at the Oldham council website. As at (21 October 2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,032.00
  • Band B - £1,204.00
  • Band C - £1,375.00
  • Band D - £1,547.00
  • Band E - £1,891.00
  • Band F - £2,235.00
  • Band G - £2,579.00
  • Band H - £3,095.00

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The web is full of a growing number very helpful articles on the subject of DIY conveyancing. Do we need a Bardsley lawyer for my move?

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There is no argument why you cant conduct the legal work unaided. That said, a property lawyer carries out a significant number of skilled tasks such as chasing any outstanding docs or handling retentions most of which need a qualified professional. In any event however, legal firms must get the appropriate indemnity cover to insulate you in the event of any errors.

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Which local authority is responsible for Bardsley?

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Bardsley is located in Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 1UG, Tel: 0161 770 3000

Q.

Do you advise taking steps to get out of paying out for stamp duty in Bardsley?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) commonly must be paid on home purchases sold for more than 125,000 pounds. We do not recommend purchasers undertake any form of stamp duty reduction scheme. These schemes are expensive and unreliable.

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What searches does the Bardsley property lawyer get for a Bardsley home?

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The regular conveyancing protocol is to obtain Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental and Coal Mining Search, and possibly area-specific searches e.g. a Coal and Brine.

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When should we find a solicitor to act on our purchase?

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Generally, the earlier in the process you can instruct a solicitor, the better, as there are several tasks that can begin immediately. Promptly instructing a solicitor for your Bardsley transaction for a sale allows prior to marketing the property, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers, whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.

 
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