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Conveyancing in Hale Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/04/18

Commuting to Hale? ;

The closest airport to Hale is Manchester Terminal 2 Airport (3 miles). Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 22 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 4 miles, and Eccles Airport is 7 miles away. Hale's closest train station is Hale at 1 mile s.

Drivers are well served with Hale ideally situated with very good road access nearby at within 2m of the M56 Junction 7 Eastbound.

The nearest hospital is St Annes Altrincham.

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How do I find the best rates for conveyancing for a £147k property?

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Many home owners seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many conveyancers purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Excited home owners, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Additional costs should be fair. They be applicable solely where the lawyer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What specific searches should a Hale property lawyer get when buying a Hale building?

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The routine conveyancing protocol is to get Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search, Environmental and Coal Mining Search and perhaps less common searches such as Commons Registration Search.

Q.

My estate agent has offered the conveyancing. Will it be easier to use this firm?

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Estate agent referrals are a not uncommon route to find a solicitor, however, these referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as an agent may select the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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Which Hale mortgage lender panels are you a member of?

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Most lenders in Hale are on our Hale solicitors' panel. Hale lenders and mortgage specialists include Cheshire Building Society, 203 Ashley Rd, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9SQ, Mortgage Matters, 8 Stockport Rd, Altrincham, WA15 8ET, and Mortgage Matters Partnership, 7 Ambassador Pl/Stockport Rd, Altrincham, WA15 8DB.

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Will my solicitor in Hale conduct personal or official searches on my home purchase?

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Your conveyancing solicitor will make a recommendation about the ideal type of search, depending on issues like lender requirements. For personal searches, the conveyancing solicitor may consider a search agent wit local experience for example Scout Legal Services a trading name of Mrs T Hinde, 58 Stanhope Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 3JL Tel: 0161 929 6936 Fax: 0161 929 6937

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What is the council tax on a Sixties converted house in Hale?

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Usually the conveyancing report on title will supply the relevant Trafford council tax band. Correct charges for residents of Hale are tabled on the Trafford council site. At the time of authoring on 30/10/2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £869.00
  • Band B - £1,014.00
  • Band C - £1,159.00
  • Band D - £1,303.00
  • Band E - £1,593.00
  • Band F - £1,883.00
  • Band G - £2,172.00
  • Band H - £2,607.00

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What are Hale's 'conveyancing searches'?

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Conveyancing searches are a prescribed set of enquiries requested by the conveyancer with local and national organisations, for example a mining search. These searches do give much needed information and context, but will only cover legal facets of the purchase.

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At what point do I need to find a conveyancing solicitor?

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The short answer is, the sooner the better, as the legal work can begin very early in the process. Early instruction of a solicitor to act on your Hale sale or purchase for a purchase may mean that your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed, or, if you are selling a property, paperwork can be prepared, even before a buyer is found.