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Conveyancing in Congleton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/01/18

Helpful local transport and services information

The nearest station to Congleton is Congleton, almost a mile away. The closest airport to Congleton is Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport. Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 15 miles and Eccles Airport is 23 miles away.

Congleton War Memorial is a nearby hospital.

Q.

I need fixed rate conveyancing. What should I check?

A.

Numerous firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra fees are frequently hidden in the small print.

Q.

Which local authority looks after Congleton?

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Congleton is located in Cheshire East Council, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HZ, phone: 0300 123 55 00

Q.

We are buying a property where the seller has unfortunately fitted unsuitable roof aerials on the flat which I think may infringe the Wood conservation area rules.

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Your property solicitor should ascertain if the property is affected by a conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have the appropriate consent.

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Will I need to get a chancel search? I am buying in Congleton.

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Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Congleton Church council. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Congleton property, but an

indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. The solicitor performing your conveyancing will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Congleton church properties where a chancel search may be appropriate include St James the Great, St Peter and St Stephen.

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When in the process should we speak to a solicitor to act on our sale?

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Simply, instructing as early as possible is better, as conveyancing involves several tasks which may begin straight away. Promptly instructing a firm for your Congleton transaction can reduce any chance of the other side pulling out.

Q.

We have found a growing number on and offline books giving details on doing the legal work yourself. Do I actually need a Congleton property lawyer ?

A.

Technically, there is no reason why you cannot complete the legal work yourself.

However, a lawyer in Congleton juggles a long list of exercises such as raising additional enquiries or notifying all parties of exchange some of which are more safely handled with appropriate experience. However solicitors firms are required by the SRA to have the correct insurance to insulate you from any failures on the part of the solicitor.

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Is titanium top-soil contamination likely in Congleton?

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The risks posed by soil contamination to Congleton inhabitants are usually low. Metal contamination of soil in Congleton is more likely to occur near disused factories or waste management sites. Data on other contaminants, like trichloroethylene and groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.

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What does my searches cost?

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The cost of conveyancing searches for a Congleton purchase can vary, subject to which searches have been ordered. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and are charged at cost.