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Conveyancing in Leigh Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

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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The residence in Leigh being purchased is on a former industrial site. What should we do regarding caesium soil contamination?

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Restrictions exist to curtail topsoil contamination, but some existing contaminants can reside for decades after exposure. Metal contamination of topsoil in Leigh is more likely to occur near disused factories or waste management sites. Data on other contaminants, like groundwater contaminants like phenols, will also be included in an environmental search.

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What search enquiries will the Leigh conveyancer apply for when instructed on a Leigh home?

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Standard conveyancing protocol is to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search, Environmental and Coal Mining, and possibly area-specific searches, like a Official Search of Part with Priority (OS2).

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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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How can conveyancing work in Leigh go on for so long?

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The conveyancing process will sometimes potentially be delayed. We aim to lessen the impact of these delays wherever possible to do so by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. Delays may include waiting for responses from third parties.

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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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I am buying a converted investment flat in the middle of a conservation area in Leigh. Where can I find more information concerning the standard of repair?

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Local Leigh conservation areas are designated by the local Wigan planning authority, who govern everything from upkeep of paths to the inhibition of street posts.

English Heritage, a government body, have put together a detailed list of the state of repair of conservation areas as well as the trend.

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Which issues help with organising fast conveyancing?

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Contacting a proactive conveyancing solicitor is key fast conveyancing. When choosing a conveyancing solicitor, consider these points: Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Was there a delay delivering a quote? Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?

 
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