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Conveyancing in Hulme Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/18

Hulme points of interest

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

Hulme's nearest airport is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport (6 miles). Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 7 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 7 miles and Eccles Airport is 6 miles away. Hulme's closest train station is Deansgate.

Hulme is close at inside 2m of the M602 Junction 3 Westbound.

The nearest hospital for Hulme is Bridgewater Manchester.

Q.

How do we get a cheap solicitor quote for selling a new build house?

A.

Various property lawyers promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra charges are often hiding in small print. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

When in the process do we need to instruct a solicitor to handle our sale?

A.

The straightforward answer is, the earlier, the better. Some sources recommend postponing instruction until the offer is accepted, but you will then be at a serious disadvantage in the event of a contract race, or buyer eager to move quickly.

Q.

We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, can we aim for fast conveyancing in Hulme?

A.

Key to a fast transaction is to use a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor. There are numerous tasks you, as the purchaser, can also do. These include:

  • calling or emailing the conveyancing solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays
  • answering any queries raised by the conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible
  • ordering a property survey early in the transaction
  • Q.

    We are buying on a brownfield site. Is the topsoil likely to be contaminated?

    A.

    Though the dangers are usually minor, contaminated land areas are labelled as such if the danger to the environment is judged to be too great. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as groundwater contaminants like detergents.

    Q.

    How much is the council tax on a Fifties terraced property in Hulme?

    A.

    Ordinarily, a title report will provide the relevant Manchester council tax band. The latest tax rates for residents of Hulme are tabled online at the Manchester council site. At the time of writing (02/09/2012) the different rates are:

    • Band A - £885.00
    • Band B - £1,032.00
    • Band C - £1,180.00
    • Band D - £1,327.00
    • Band E - £1,622.00
    • Band F - £1,917.00
    • Band G - £2,212.00
    • Band H - £2,654.00

    Q.

    Is contaminated land a problem in Hulme?

    A.

    Numerous of contaminants may spoil property. Contaminants including sand or gravel pits or nearby electrical substations should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

    Q.

    Myself and my partner are buying in Hulme. How do I check if the house is in a designated conservation area?

    A.

    The streets and neighbourhoods located near Hulme will include several areas of special architectural or historic interest designated as conservation areas. These restrictions can make repairs more costly or time-consuming, but the benefits will include confidence that property will retain its value. Your solicitor will advise further.

    Q.

    How can I ascertain whether the designated conservation area is being neglected?

    A.

    Conservation areas are nominated by Manchester who administer everything from including things like new developments, satellite dishes and the upkeep of public spaces. English Heritage, a government body, have assembled information on the state of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability of the area.