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Conveyancing in Kidsgrove Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Local area transport information and addresses ;

Kidsgrove's nearest train station is Kidsgrove. The nearest airport to Kidsgrove is Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport (19 miles). Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 20 miles away.

Westcliffe Stoke is the closest hospital.


What are the best conveyancing rates for a £520,000 home?


Various firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing, however extra costs are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions which sellers and buyers may have not read carefully A quote should also state any disbursements. Any fees listed in terms of engagement should be clearly defined and only apply in cases where the conveyancer must complete additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Are any conservation areas in Kidsgrove likely to affect us?


These areas secure areas designated as being of 'special architectural and historic interest'. You may wish to contact the local authority for more information, but your lawyer will investigate the impact of conservation areas or other planning restrictions.


Are there many mortgage lenders with Kidsgrove branches?


Most lenders in Kidsgrove are on our Kidsgrove solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Bridgeways, Station Rd, Scholar Green, Stoke-On-Trent, ST7 3JZ, and Financial Care, 5 Lawton Heath Rd, Church Lawton, Stoke-On-Trent, ST7 3DR.


Environmental searches are conveyancing protocol but with climate change such as the widespread flooding in 2012 in the Midlands are they actually good enough to ascertain enough about the ever changing Kidsgrove risk of flooding?

The Kidsgrove property lawyer will consider get additional rigorous flood searches if the environmental conveyancing searches determine a significant risk local Kidsgrove flood risk.

It may be prudent to converse with a neighbour or local resident to get extra peace of mind.


Do you recommend taking precautions to circumvent paying stamp duty in Kidsgrove?


Stamp duty mitigation should not be considered. Such schemes are highly expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed and the total stamp duty tax may be payable, along with interest and penalties.


In 2 months we are hoping to be finally moving from our terraced building in Kidsgrove to a flat in Hednesford . What is the best point to appoint a removals firm?


The ideal approach is for home movers to avoid booking a removal van until such time as both sides have settled an absolute date that customarily occurs once final contracts are signed.

For a local Staffordshire firm Store Safe Self Storage Centres, Talke Retail Park Pit Lane, Talke Pits, Stoke On Trent, ST7 1UH Phone: 01782 365227 or Advance Removals, 121 High St, Harriseahead, Stoke On Trent, ST7 4JU Tel: 01782 513091.


Conveyancing solicitors in Kidsgrove order a variety of property conveyancing searches when acting for a property buyer - which actual searches?


If purchasing and getting a mortgage the mortgage lender will expect these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search, and perhaps less common searches, which might include Development reports.


The Kidsgrove residence being bought is on a brownfield site. Is cadmium (Cd) soil contamination likely?


The risks posed by soil contamination to Kidsgrove inhabitants are usually low. Metal contamination of soil in Kidsgrove is more likely to occur near ex-industrial sites or ex-landfills. Data on other contaminants, like groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.