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Conveyancing in Leigh Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/10/17

Local services information and addresses ;

The closest train station to Leigh is Hagfold, approximately 3 miles away. Leigh's nearest airport is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 18 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 14 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 14 miles and Eccles Airport is 6 miles away.

Leigh Infirmary Wigan is a nearby hospital for Leigh.

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We need an affordable conveyancing quote. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

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Both high-street and online firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing, but additional fees may be added into the terms. Extra charges should be reasonable. They come into force only if the conveyancer is required to complete extra work on your behalf, 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 can affect land in Leigh. Are these checked for thoroughly?

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Numerous of contaminants caused by natural and human-influenced issues may impact property, and an environmental search will confirm if a home may be affected by contaminants in the area like proximity to scrap yards or other land contamination.

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What does 'gazumping' really mean?

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Gazumping takes place when a seller accepts the 1st buyer's offer and then rejects it, opting for a higher offer. This could occur even months into a sale. The danger of gazumping is present in any transaction. Instructing your solicitor as early as possible to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

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For a residence valued at £228000. What should be determined for SDLT?

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Stamp Duty will depend on the valuation. It will be £2280 on a £228000 home.*

*Source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, January 2013

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Environmental searches may be conveyancing protocol but when one considers current events e g the serious flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England are they still appropriate to investigate enough about the Leigh flood risk area?

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Property environmental searches handled by the Leigh conveyancing solicitor should also include a far more in depth flood search if it is felt necessary.

If you are worried you might try to contact a future neighbour or nearby Greater Manchester flood repair expert - like Rainbow International, Unit 9 Commonwealth Cl, Leigh, WN7 3BD Tel: 01942 606160.

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What can the cost of conveyancing searches total?

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The cost of conveyancing searches can vary substantially, depending on the searches required by your lender. The most frequently used searches include an environmental search.

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Which Leigh lender panels are your solicitors on?

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Of lenders with offices around Leigh, we closely with many. Leigh lenders and mortgage specialists include Cheshire Building Society, Spinning Gate, Leigh, WN7 4PG, Mortgage People Ltd, 7 Ranworth Dr, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 2SY, and Mortgage Advice Bureau, Wilco House/65 Church St, Leigh, WN7 1AZ. The lawyer handling the work for your Leigh purchase or sale can address any specific requests your lender may have.

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What type of local environmental checks as respects the uncertain risk of a flood at Greater Manchester will the conveyancer in Leigh be able to apply for?

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A key component in the legal due diligence procedure carried out when buying a property involves the lawyer carrying out environmental searches that give you detail regarding Leigh flood risk.