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Conveyancing in Congleton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

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.

How much is the council tax on a Fifties detached Band E house in Congleton?

A.

You should be contain the property's council tax band with the report on title.

The latest council tax rates for Congleton are listed on the Staffordshire Moorlands local authority site. At the time of authoring on 25 September 2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £970.00
  • Band B - £1,132.00
  • Band C - £1,293.00
  • Band D - £1,455.00
  • Band E - £1,778.00
  • Band F - £2,102.00
  • Band G - £2,425.00
  • Band H - £2,910.00

Q.

In about four weeks we are likely to be moving from our period home in Congleton into a new flat in Chester what is the right point to choose a home removal company?

A.

We would tend to encourage sellers delay booking a removals company until after contracts have exchanged because in all probability a definitive home moving date will not have been agreed. A portion of removals firms add an additional a cancellation levy . For a local company A Small Man With A Big Van, 37 Havannah St, Congleton, CW12 2AH on 01260 273317 or Coopers Removals And Storage, 104 West Road, Congleton, CW12 4EU Phone: 01260 299532.

Q.

How is stamp duty determined in Congleton, how much should it be on a £623000 home?

A.

The Stamp Duty you will owe depends on the value of the house or flat. Stamp duty will be £24920 on a £623000 house or flat.

Q.

Is titanium top-soil contamination likely in Congleton?

A.

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.

Q.

How can a Congleton conveyancing solicitor advise me on the risk of floods to properties in Congleton?

A.

An integral step in the conveyancing protocol of buying a property involves the conveyancing lawyer carrying out conveyancing and environmental searches that set out specific information with respect to Congleton flooding. A substantially more specialist set of searches (e.g Homecheck) will typically be advised by your conveyancing solicitor in Congleton if in the event that the environmental search identify a potential flood risk to the property.

Q.

Do your panel of solicitors manage the conveyancing for property auction properties in Congleton?

A.

All of our property conveyancers frequently handle the legal work for auction buyers and sellers. We consistently encourage auction buyers to select an affordable solicitor well before the auction to allow for a thorough review of the sellers pack.

Subsequently, immediately after the day of bidding your chosen property lawyer will be able to concentrate on speedily concluding the transaction in 4 weeks as typically required .

Q.

As a result of the flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England we are concerned that environmental searches may not be sufficient?

A.

Environmental searches handled by a Congleton lawyer will include a far more detailed Landmark flood search if required.

If you are concerned why not try to contact a local resident.

 
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