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Conveyancing in Greater Manchester Q & A's

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Updated: 10/01/18

Greater Manchester attractions

Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester Aviation Museum and Manchester Ordsall Hall English Heritage are in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester's closest train station is Deansgate and the nearest airport to Greater Manchester is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport. Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 8 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 8 miles and Eccles Airport is 6 miles away.

Greater Manchester is roughly 1 1/2 mile off the M602 Junction 3 Westbound.

The most convenient hospital is University Dental Manchester.

Q.

Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? We are looking for fixed rate conveyancing.

A.

Confusion over this matter catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, however extra fees may be added into the terms of engagement. Busy, stressed homeowners ignore these terms at their peril. A conveyancing quote should list applicable disbursements. Extra fees which are listed in the terms needs to be reasonable. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

Q.

As a consequence of the flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England we are anxious that flood searches aren't sufficient?

A.

Property environmental searches carried out by your conveyancing solicitor in Greater Manchester will also include a far more detailed Landmark flood search if the risk is deemed significant.

If you are still concerned you can always call a close neighbour.

Q.

Which parts of Greater Manchester are secured by a conservation area?

A.

Buyers in Greater Manchester should be aware of numerous local conservation areas. Stalybridge Town Centre, Urmston Barton-upon-Irwell and Altrincham Ashley Heath are among the conservation areas in Greater Manchester. A lawyer will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works for affected areas in Greater Manchester.

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Does my lawyer in Greater Manchester report back to me about the amount of council tax to be paid for a Band B house prior to exchanging contracts?

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Your solicitor will consult with the council to ascertain the up to date council tax charges which will be detailed in the report on title. The latest tax charges for residents of Greater Manchester are set out in detail online at the Salford local authority site. At the time of writing, 19 June 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,016.00
  • Band B - £1,185.00
  • Band C - £1,354.00
  • Band D - £1,523.00
  • Band E - £1,862.00
  • Band F - £2,200.00
  • Band G - £2,539.00
  • Band H - £3,047.00

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Is it advisable to get a chancel search if we are buying on the same street as rectory grounds in Greater Manchester?

A.

Owners of property in Greater Manchester may be subject to chancel repair liability. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. Your solicitor can provide more details.

Q.

I must to exchange contracts on the sale of a maisonette very quickly - are you fast property lawyers in Greater Manchester ?

A.

Our chosen solicitors adopt a completely take charge approach to fulfilling the conveyancing and title transfer to meet the sellers requirements.

Having implemented leading edge information technology and integrated systems .

We always allocate you a regulated solicitor who will communicate with the complete buyer and seller property chain like mortgage lenders, for a quick move.

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How long should I expect it to take my conveyancer to exchange all of the conveyancing formalities on a detached house?

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The legal process can take anywhere from around a month and 3 months, contingent on various things e.g. the speed of the vendor's property solicitor, or the time taken getting replies to enquiries.

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Which local authority is responsible for Greater Manchester?

  • Greater Manchester intersects with the following local authorities: Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1RU, phone: 01204 333 333
  • Bury Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0SW, phone: 0161 253 5000
  • Cheshire East Council, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HZ, phone: 0300 123 55 01
  • Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 1UG, phone: 0161 770 3000
  • Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, PO Box 39
  • Municipal Offices, Smith Street, Lancashire, OL16 1LQ, phone: 01706 647 474
  • Rossendale Borough Council, Town Centre Offices, Lord Street, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 7LZ, phone: 01706 217 777
  • Salford City Council, Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5DA, phone: 01617 944 711
  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Edward Street, Stockport, SK1 3XE, phone: 0161 480 4949
  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Council Offices, Wellington Road, Ashton- under- Lyne, OL6 6DL, phone: 0161 342 8355
  • Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0TH, phone: 0161 912 2000
  • Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1 1YN, phone: 01942 244 991
  • Gwynedd County Council, Council Offices, Shirehall Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1SH, phone: 01766 771 000
  • Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND, phone: 0345 678 9000