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Conveyancing in Failsworth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

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The closest station to Failsworth is Failsworth. The nearest airport to Failsworth is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport (10 miles). Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 11 miles s, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 11 miles and Eccles Airport is 10 miles away.

Failsworth is close at roughly 1 mile off the M60 junction entry 21 Westbound.

Booth Hall Childrens Manchester is the closest hospital to Failsworth.


How do we get the best conveyancing rates in Failsworth for a £370,000 property?


Both high-street and online law firms claim to offer cheap conveyancing, but extra fees will be included in the terms of engagement that unknowing sellers and buyers have not reviewed We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.


The residence being purchased is on a brownfield site. Is the top-soil possibly contaminated by waste minerals like manganese?


Government policy is in place to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as water contaminants such as solvents and industrial storage, will be included in an environmental search.


To complete on our purchase ASAP, how do we ensure a fast conveyancing transaction in Failsworth?


Contacting a proactive conveyancer is crucial to a fast transaction. Consider the following when selecting:

  • Do they use email?
  • Do they use email?
  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?


Which lenders in Failsworth do you work with?


The Homeward Legal group have solicitors who have experience working with the majority of lenders serving home purchasers in Failsworth.

Failsworth lenders and mortgage specialists include P M D Leasing Ltd, Admiral House/Parsons St, Oldham, OL9 7AH.


Should I read about handling the legal side of home moving when selling a flat. Would it be practical to do the all of the legal work on our own?


If you want to try, you can practically look after the greater majority of the legal process without using a trained Failsworth conveyancing solicitor .

However solicitors would argue that this is a potentially hazardous endeavour as DIY conveyancers do not have the critical cover that solicitors firms are compelled to carry.


Does the Failsworth lawyer inform me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band F cottage before completing on the purchase?


Your property solicitor will consult with the appropriate council to reveal the correct council tax rates, which will be added to the conveyancing report on title.

The latest tax charges for residents of Failsworth are listed on the Oldham council site. Currently (02 June 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,032.00
  • Band B - £1,204.00
  • Band C - £1,375.00
  • Band D - £1,547.00
  • Band E - £1,891.00
  • Band F - £2,235.00
  • Band G - £2,579.00
  • Band H - £3,095.00


Do we need a chancel search? We are purchasing a Failsworth home on the same street as an ecclesiastical parish.


Chancel repair liability can require some property owners to contribute towards the cost of repairs to older church buildings. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Failsworth properties is likely to exist. Your conveyancing lawyer will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Church lands in the area where a chancel search may be necessary include Holy Trinity, St John and The Holy Family.


How is Stamp Duty Land Tax measured and how much do we need to pay on a £397000 property?


Stamp Duty will depend on a small number of factors, primarily the property's purchase price. For a property valued at £397000, the SDLT rate is £11910.*

*This information correct as of 17/02/2013