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Conveyancing in Hanley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

Living in the area? ;

The closest station to Hanley is Etruria and Hanley's nearest airport is Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport. Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 24 miles away.

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Local Hanley attractions

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The Potteries Museum & Art Galleries Aviation Museum and Wetley Rocks Cellarhead Environmental Centre are close at hand to Hanley.

The nearest hospital to Hanley is University Of North Staffordshire Stoke.

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

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The confusion over this matter catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional costs may be added into small print, left unregarded by busy buyers Any charges should be reasonable. They be applicable solely where the conveyancer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your conveyancing quote ought to list third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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What does a Hanley property lawyer do if the house we want to buy is within a local authority conservation area and has unbecoming windows fitted?

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Your property solicitor will make enquiries to ascertain whether the property is within a conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the appropriate permission from the Stoke-on-Trent authority.

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As a consequence of the major flooding last year in the Midlands we are questioning if flood searches may not be thorough enough?

Conveyancing and environmental searches carried out by your lawyer in Hanley should include a far more in depth search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

You can always speak to a local resident for that added local information.

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We are buying a an extended flat in a designated conservation areas, how does one find more details on the state of upkeep of the conservation area?

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Local conservation areas are created by the local Stoke-on-Trent planning authority, who oversee things like whether trees can be cut down to the prevention of ugly highway signs.

English Heritage maintain a detailed list about the condition of conservation areas along with the trend of the area.

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If I am buying a Hanley home on the same road as a parson's close, will you need a chancel search?

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In Hanley, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the cost of repairs to a medieval church. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Hanley Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Hanley Church of England properties include All Saints, Church Without Walls and St Luke.

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Are there many lenders with Hanley offices?

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The Homeward Legal group have worked with all the major lenders serving purchasers in Hanley. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Aynsley Insurance Brokers, 67 Piccadilly, Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent, ST1 1HR, Cheque Centre, 24-26 Old Hall St, Stoke-On-Trent, ST1 3AN, and Century 21, 13 Hartshill Rd, Stoke-On-Trent, ST4 7QT.

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We are buying on a Hanley former industrial site. Is the top-soil potentially contaminated?

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With this region's industrial history in parts of Hanley, top-soil contamination is impossible to completely avoid. The local authority for Hanley will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

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Could the conveyancing take into account any supplementary hidden costs?

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No. We do not charge any additional fees for standard conveyancing work. It may be that your solicitor recommends some additional work, a deed of easement. Your solicitor can advise you of these.