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Conveyancing in Chorlton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/01/18

Relevant regional public transport and services facts and figures ;

Commuters are well served with Chorlton situated with good major road access very close at 1.5m of the M60 Junction 6 Westbound.

Chorlton's nearest airport is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport (5 miles). Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 25 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 6 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 6 miles and Eccles Airport is 5 miles away and Manchester United Football Club Halt train station is almost a mile from Chorlton.

The nearest hospital is Stretford Memorial Manchester.

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We are looking for low cost conveyancing. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

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Many online and high street firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any extra charges listed in your solicitor's terms needs to be clearly defined and only be applied if your lawyer must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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My partner and I are buying in Chorlton. How can we find out if the residence is in a designated conservation area?

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Buyers in Chorlton should be aware of numerous local conservation areas. A solicitor will discuss the relevant responsibilities for affected areas in Chorlton.

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Is contaminated land an issue in Chorlton?

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Property in Chorlton would be contaminated by a range of natural causes, like sand or clay quarries. An environmental search can give more clarity.

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Which actual property conveyancing searches will the Chorlton conveyancing solicitor apply for when instructed on a Chorlton flat?

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The common legal protocol will be to get the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environment Search and Cheshire Brine Search as well as any specific local searches, like a Official Search of Whole or Part without Priority (OS3).

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How can I go about determine if the Chorlton conservation area is being neglected?

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English Heritage, a government body, maintain records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in England. Local conservation areas are nominated by the local Cheshire East planning authority, who are responsible for conservation area concerns from including things like street posts, the painting of houses and paths and footpaths.

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What average time will it take our assigned lawyer to finish all of the legal process for a flat in a property we are buying?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between one month and 3 months dependent on any number of issues e.g. the efficiency of the seller's property solicitor, or the time taken getting replies to enquiries.

Our lawyers are focused on communication you moving home in as little time as realistically possible.

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Is preparation of title repair or a indemnity policy a fee or disbursement?

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A good quote will clearly list all disbursements and fees. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your conveyancing quote.

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What can the fees for my searches total?

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The cost of conveyancing searches does vary noticeably, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements. These searches are charged 'at cost'.