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Conveyancing in Didsbury Q & A's

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Updated: 19/10/17

Transport and public service information if you’re buying or selling residential property in Didsbury -

By road: Didsbury is served by the M60, A5103 and A5145. By rail: The nearest train station is East Didsbury. By air: From Didsbury, the nearest airports are Manchester Airport (6 miles), Liverpool John Lennon Airport (36 miles), and Hawarden Airport (42 miles).

Hospital: Withington Community, Nell Lane, Manchester, M20 2LR. Council: Manchester City Council (www.manchester.gov.uk).

Attractions: Manchester United Museum and Tour Centre, Gallery of Costumes, Museum of Hatting, Parsonage Gardens, and Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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What causes sale-conveyancing work to take such a long time?

The legal work needed to sell or purchase a house or flat can be lengthy. Homeward Legal does the best job to minimise their impact whenever possible by driving the sale or purchase forward with proactive communication. For more information, try our quote calculator, or call our team of experts on 0800 038 6699 to obtain your fixed-fee quote.

As our move to Didsbury is an expensive business, we need to cut costs where possible. We’ve heard about schemes to avoid paying stamp duty, but how do we go about taking advantage of them?

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At what point do we need to instruct a conveyancer to handle our purchase in Didsbury?

With very few exceptions, the faster you instruct a solicitor the better, as conveyancing involves various tasks that can be performed immediately, thereby giving you a head start. Instructing your solicitor sooner can also limit the risk of your transaction stalling.

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Will the house's ‘fixtures and fittings’ form list things such as light switches?

House-buyers are often confused by the vagueness surrounding which fixtures and fittings will be included with a property. To avoid misunderstandings, a ‘fixtures and fittings’ form should be agreed. This will clarify precisely which items will be sold with the property. Generally speaking, ‘fixtures’ are items which are attached to walls, ceilings or floors, while ‘fittings’ are items that can be easily moved.

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Is gazumping common in Didsbury?

Gazumping occurs when the first buyer's offer is later rejected by the house-seller, in preference of a greater offer. The chance of gazumping exists for almost any purchase until the exchange of contracts, when the transaction becomes legally binding. Instructing a fast, efficient solicitor as soon as you can should help to mitigate this risk. Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 to find out more and to get your fixed-fee conveyancing quote

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What is the council tax on a terraced property in Didsbury?

Your appointed solicitor, as one of the common components of the conveyancing process, will contact the civic authority responsible for council tax (here Manchester City Council) to ascertain the precise band and the tax rates you will be required to pay. This information will be detailed in the report on title. For the 2016/2017 tax year, Didsbury’s rates were:

  • Brand A - £956.74
  • Band B - £1,116.19
  • Band C - £1,275.65
  • Band D - £1,435.12
  • Band E - £1,754.04
  • Band F - £2,072.95
  • Band G - £2,391.86
  • Band H - £2,870.24

Retrieved 11 March 2017

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Which mortgage lender panels in Didsbury are you on?

Most lenders in Didsbury are on our Didsbury solicitors' panel. Didsbury lenders and mortgage specialists include:

  • Barclays Bank PLC, 753-755 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 6RN
  • Clayton Hulme Patnership, 101a Lapwing Lane, Manchester, M20 6UR
  • Jordan Fishwick Financial Services Ltd., 757-759 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 6RN

The solicitor managing the legal work for your move should be able to carry out any relevant lender-imposed searches or checks.

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The estate agent we are using in Didsbury has recommended the property solicitor they normally work with. Do I need to instruct them?

It is common for agents in Penrith to endorse one or more conveyancing firms. However, such referrals must be carefully considered, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, and not the best value for you.

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How is contaminated land in Didsbury investigated?

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Land may have been contaminated by many natural causes, and factors such as petroleum and fuel sites should be reported on during conveyancing searches.

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Is gazumping common in Didsbury?

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Gazumping occurs when the first buyer's offer is, following agreement, later rejected by the house seller, in preference to a greater offer. The chance of gazumping exists for almost any purchase. Instructing a fast, efficient solicitor as soon as you can should help to mitigate this risk.

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What type of analysis into the risk of flooding to properties in Greater Manchester will the conveyancing solicitor in Didsbury check out for a Sixties property I am going to purchase?

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A qualified residential property lawyer will conduct standard formal environmental searches, which include Didsbury area flood risk information.

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The property seller appears to have installed unsympathetic cladding on the property in Didsbury which we think might break local conservation area criteria

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The property solicitor to see whether the property is affected by a conservation area and whether any alterations have required permission from the local authority.

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Property environmental searches are based on past records and given climate change such as the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England are they in fact the ideal way t advise us sufficient information about the risk of flooding in Didsbury?

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Conveyancing searches (environmental) handled by your property solicitor in Didsbury will include a more detailed flood search if the risk warrants it.

If you remain concerned it may be worth trying to contact a local resident.

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Are there many areas of conservation in Didsbury?

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The neighbourhoods in or near Didsbury will include a range of areas of historical merit recognised as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local council for further information, but your property solicitor will investigate this in detail.

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In a few weeks I am preparing to move out of our semi detached home near Didsbury into a building in Chorlton cum Hardy , what is the best point to select a removals firm?

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Your solicitor would usually encourage buyers and sellers delay organising removals until the point where exchange of contracts has been notified as typically a final moving date wont have been formalised. Usually house removals firms will levy a late cancellation levy . Try AMS Removals, 232 Palatine Rd, Manchester, M20 2WF Telephone: 07515 651871.