By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Working together is the secret to an easier property transaction."
Do you want to sell or buy a property or remortgage your home? Then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work on your behalf.
The property lawyers at Homeward Legal have many years of conveyancing experience in Bury and around Greater Manchester. Our proactive, speed-focused approach means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Solicitors who handle all the conveyancing work for your move for a fixed price.
If your Greater Manchester house move does not complete we do not charge you any conveyancing solicitors fees for buying and selling a home.
With Bury conveyancing experience, our solicitors will guide you through the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Bury is served by the M66, A56 and A58. By rail: The nearest train station is Bury Interchange. By air: There are four airports easily accessible from Bury: Manchester Airport (25 miles away), Liverpool John Lennon Airport (39), Leeds Bradford Airport (44), and Blackpool Airport (47).
Hospital: Fairfield General, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD. Council: Bury (www.bury.gov.uk).
Attractions: Fusilier Museum, Bury Bolton Street Station, Bury Museum, Clarence Park, and Manchester, Bolton and Bury Reservoir.Q.
The property lawyer will make a recommendation about your ideal route through the conveyancing process, depending on a few factors like local authority turnaround times. For personal searches, a lawyer might look for a search agent with local experience (for instance, Legal Brokers Ltd., 1 Turton Road, Tottington, Lancashire, BL8 4AW (Tel: 01204 888600)).Q.
The solicitors in the Homeward Legal group have worked with the majority of lenders with offices in and around Bury. A number of mortgage specialists operate in the town, such as:
The conveyancing process can take anywhere from one month to twelve weeks, with an average being around eight weeks for most solicitors’ firms. The speed of the conveyancing can be hampered by various things, like the promptness of the sellers’ solicitor, or the number of people in the chain. At Homeward Legal, our highly proactive conveyancing solicitors are focused on you moving home in as short a time as possible, with a target of completing within six weeks. Try our online quote calculator. Or give our team of experts a call on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote, backed up by our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rate depends on several factors but principally on the property’s price if it is over £125,000. In the example cited, the duty owed on a property bought for £646,000 would be £22,300. Note that the government’s housing policies may change the rate or the trigger value. You might wish to use a stamp duty calculator like the one at www.stampdutycalculator.org.uk.Q.
Flood-risk investigations are carried out as part of the standard environmental searches, performed by your lawyer in Bury. If the data returned indicates a significant risk, the solicitor may request a more in-depth Landmark flood search. If you are still anxious about the flood-risk, you could either try contacting a next-door neighbour or a local Greater Manchester flood-damage business, like Bell Warehouse Systems Ltd., Europa House, Barcroft Street, Bury, BL9 5BT (Tel: 0161 447 8817).Q.
Homeward Legal adopts a take-charge style to completing the legal work for sellers as quickly as possible. With Homeward Legal, conveyancing property
lawyers will always attempt to communicate up the buyer and seller chain and use the latest case management and technology systems to push through the property sale swiftly. Give Homeward Legal’s team a call on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your conveyancing requirements and to obtain a free fixed-fee quote.Q.
Homeward Legal supports the position of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, which advises property-buyers to order a structural survey. There can be many unforeseen issues with a house that might affect the purchase, such as insect infestation, falling roof timbers, broken drainage and so on. These are not part of the remit of the conveyancing process, so it makes sense to instruct a building surveyor for your peace of mind.Q.
If you wanted to try the conveyancing yourself, there is no legal impediment or restriction why you shouldn’t be able to take care of the greater part of it without the help of a proficient Bury lawyer. However, Homeward Legal would strongly advise against it, because the complexities of some of the tasks may lead you to incur delays which could jeopardise your entire move. Critically, DIY lawyers are not covered by the relevant professional indemnity insurance, which qualified legal practices always have. Why not call our expert conveyancers at 0800 038 6699 for your free, fixed-fee quote, backed up by our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee?Q.
The Homeward Legal group have worked with the majority of lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Bury, such as Bank, 11 Union Arcade, Bury, BL9 0QF, Access 2 Mortgages, 64 Royds St, Tottington, Bury, BL8 3NH, and Mortgages 4 U, Po Box 547, Bury, BL8 9HD.Q.
Whichever Bury parish in which you are purchasing, a conveyancing lawyer is likely to recommend a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have opted to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will continue to be free from liability. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.Q.
In general, there is no strict definition of 'fixtures and fittings'. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.Q.
Chancel repair can require some Bury home owners to fund maintenance of local churches. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Churches in the local area where a chancel search may be necessary include All Saints, St Paul, St Peter and St John w St Mark.Q.
Flood risk searches carried out by the lawyer in Bury will include a more in depth Landmark flood search if required.
If you are anxious you could attempt to contact a next door neighbour or local Greater Manchester flood damage business, like Bell Warehouse Systems, Bell Warehouse Systems Ltd Barcroft St Europa House, Bury, BL9 5BT Tel: 0161-447 8817.Q.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors advise that Bury buyers book a building survey. There can be a wide range of problems which can affect a property, such as chimney defects or severe weathering. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.Q.
The most recent estimation of the state of repair of conservation areas is recorded by English Heritage - the following information is currently to be found at the English Heritage website- Bury Town Centre is recorded as poor with high vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Walmersley is recorded as very bad with high vulnerability and improving.