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Conveyancing in Gatley Q & A's

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Updated: 28/04/17

Read all about the Gatley area ;

Gatley is about half a mile of junction entry 2 Eastbound of the M56.

The closest train station to Gatley is Gatley and the closest airport to Gatley is Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport. Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 3 miles and Eccles Airport is 8 miles away.

Alexandra Cheadle is a relatively close hospital.


We are trying to find a solicitor that offers cheap conveyancing. What do I need to check for?


The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many property buyers and sellers paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many firms offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional costs can increase the final invoice. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.


Will the conveyancing charges include any extra fees?


Homeward Legal do not charge any hidden extra fees. It may be that a large volume of additional work is necessary, for shared ownership. You will be made aware of any such fees before they are incurred.


How is stamp duty rates worked out, how much will it be on a £792000 house?


The Stamp Duty that is payable depends on the purchase price. It is £31680 on a £792000 Gatley home (correct March 2013).


There is a lot of online help on handling the legal work as a buyer and seller of a maisonette. Would it be wise to enact the conveyancing myself ourselves?

Legally speaking there is no reason at all why a home buyer cannot embark on the legal work on your own.

However, a conveyancing solicitor handles a huge number of activities such as raising additional enquiries and verifying identities of transacting parties many of which require a qualified solicitor. Additionally legal practices are compelled to pay for suitable indemnity insurance to insulate you from any professional carelessness.


Which local authority is responsible for Gatley?


Gatley is located in Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Edward Street, Stockport, SK1 3XE, Tel: 0161 480 4949


Do I need to get a house survey for our home purchase?


We strongly recommend that you book an inspection. It is a fact that there are a wide range of defects which can negatively affect a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address. These include insect infestation.


Can we find out whether the residence we are buying is in a designated conservation area?


The areas located near Gatley include numerous areas of conservation. You may wish to contact the local authority if you have specific questions, but your solicitor will investigate this in detail.


Does the Gatley conveyancing solicitor in form me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band A flat prior to exchange of contracts?


The property lawyer will contact the Stockport local authority to ascertain the up to date council tax charges which will then be added to the conveyancing report on title. Up-to-date charges for Gatley are detailed on the Stockport local authority website. Currently, 28 December 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,040.00
  • Band B - £1,213.00
  • Band C - £1,387.00
  • Band D - £1,560.00
  • Band E - £1,907.00
  • Band F - £2,253.00
  • Band G - £2,600.00
  • Band H - £3,120.00