By Frances Traynor
24th April 2018
"Working together is the key to a smoother completion."
Are you remortgaging, buying or selling your home? Or simply wanting to release equity from it? Then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
The property lawyers on Homeward Legal's panel have years of conveyancing experience in Didsbury and across Greater Manchester. Our swift and pragmatic approach means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our conveyancing solicitors undertake all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed rate.
You will not be charged any solicitors fees for buying and selling a house, if for any reason your Greater Manchester house move does not complete.
With area experience, our solicitors will guide you through the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
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 SheltersQ.
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?Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
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 quoteQ.
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:
Retrieved 11 March 2017Q.
Most lenders in Didsbury are on our Didsbury solicitors' panel. Didsbury lenders and mortgage specialists include:
The solicitor managing the legal work for your move should be able to carry out any relevant lender-imposed searches or checks.Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
In Didsbury, some owners can be required to pay for maintenance of a church in the area. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Didsbury Church of England properties where chancel liability may apply include Christ Church, Barlow Moor Road, Emmanuel and St James.Q.
It can take anywhere from 1 month to 12 weeks, which can depend on any number of issues, like the efficiency of the seller's property lawyer, or the length of the chain.Q.
Homeward Legal will never charge any additional charges regardless of circumstances. You should be aware that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.Q.
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.Q.
A qualified residential property lawyer will conduct standard formal environmental searches, which include Didsbury area flood risk information.Q.
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, not the best value for you.