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Conveyancing in Knutsford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Regional travel information

The closest station to Knutsford is Knutsford. The nearest airport to Knutsford is Manchester Terminal 2 Airport (6 miles). Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 21 mile s, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 7 miles, and Eccles Airport is 12 miles away.

Knutsford is roughly a mile and a half of junction entry 19 Southbound of the M6.

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Local Knutsford attractions

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Tatton Park National Trust Gauntlet Falconry Birds of Prey Centre and Knutsford Gauntlet Bird of Prey Bird of Prey Centre are easily accessible from Knutsford.

The closest hospital to Knutsford is Knutsford Community.

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Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a £784k house? We are trying to find fixed rate Knutsford conveyancing.

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Many law firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees may be added into small print which homeowners may have not read carefully 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 can we do to avoid paying stamp duty land tax?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable for home purchases priced at over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Homeward Legal do not advise buyers get involved with any stamp duty avoidance, as such schemes are expensive and often likely to fail.

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Is a house survey required when we are buying a home?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggest that you arrange an inspection. There can be many concerns that can affect a property, that will not be addressed during the conveyancing process, such as cracks around door frames or dry rot.

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How soon do I need to get a solicitor to act on our sale?

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The straightforward answer is, instructing as early as possible is better. Instructing your solicitor sooner could mitigate the chance of your transaction stalling.

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Do we need to use the conveyancing suggested by my estate agent in Jarrow?

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It is common practice for agents to endorse a conveyancing firm. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, there is a risk that the agent may suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.

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We are using a lender based in Cheshire, and need to know which Knutsford lenders you can work with. Which panels are your solicitors on?

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We are able to work with all the major lenders providing financing to home purchasers in Knutsford. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Knutsford include Manchester Building Society, 53-55 King St, Knutsford, WA16 6DZ, and Exclusive Mortgages, 1B Princess St, Knutsford, WA16 6BY. The lawyer handling the work for your Knutsford purchase or sale should be able to state specific lenders' requirements.

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Is homewardlegal.co.uk set up to complete within 28 days of exchange on the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Knutsford?

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In fact we specialise in auctions and do frequently carry out work for auction buyers and sellers. Homeward Legals panel of conveyancing lawyers have previously acted for many vendors at national and local residential property auctions such as Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Shrewd bidders know to appoint a Knutsford property conveyancing lawyer as soon as possible to allow for a detailed review of the legal papers for the lot prior to the day of bidding. Subsequently, immediately after the auction day arrives your instructed property lawyer will be prepared for rapidly completing the transaction within the usual 28 days as usually required .

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In regards to the major flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England, I am apprehensive that environmental searches aren't detailed enough?

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Flood risk searches carried out by your conveyancing solicitor in Knutsford will also include the more detailed flood search if the risk is deemed significant.

If you are still concerned consider contacting a neighbour.

 
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