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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Manchester Q & A's

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Updated: 16/01/17

Regional travel information

In reference to the 2011 census Manchester has a residential population 1,167,402 people spread over an area of 38,799 hectares (95,874 acres) meaning a residential population density 30.1 people per hectare (12.2 per acre).

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Manchester attractions

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Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester Aviation Museum and Manchester Ordsall Hall English Heritage are close to Manchester.

Manchester's nearest airport is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport (6 miles). Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 8 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 8 miles and Eccles Airport is 6 miles away. Deansgate train station is almost 1 mile from Manchester.

Manchester is nearby at about a mile and a half of Junction 3 Westbound of the M602.

The most convenient hospital for Manchester is University Dental Manchester.

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I am looking for the cheapest conveyancing solicitors. How do I get a quote?

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Numerous firms purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional costs are often hiding in the terms and conditions. The quote should list third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid. Additional costs which are listed in terms of engagement should be clearly defined.

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Which local authority is responsible for Manchester?

  • The authority for central Manchester is located at Manchester City Council, Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA Tel: 0161 234 5000.

    With a property's full postcode, you can use this tool to find the correct local council: https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

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    Will we need to get a chancel search? We are buying close by a church in Manchester.

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    Property owners in a neighbourhood near church property in the locality must contribute towards the cost of repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Manchester Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Church properties in the area include Cathedral, Christ Church, Brunswick, Church of the Apostles and Emmanuel Gorton.

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    Are any of the council-protected Manchester conservation areas at risk?

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    A recent assessment of the state of the Manchester's conservation areas was undertaken on behalf of English Heritage. This information is currently accessible online at their website.

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    Why could Manchester conveyancing require weeks?

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    The conveyancing process can be lengthy. We know how distracting such delays can be and aim to reduce their effect wherever possible. Reasons for delay include problems with arranging a mortgage.

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    What environmental concerns can impact land in Manchester. Will they be properly investigated?

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    A wide range of contaminants may impact land, such as local historic industrial processes. An environmental search will give more detail.

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    In Manchester, is topsoil remediation of contaminated land an option?

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    If property in Manchester has been contaminated, remediation is possible is some cases. Contact a local firm , e.g. Kennedy T K, Hazelbottom/Smedley Lane, Manchester, M8 8UJ for more insight.

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    What is the council tax on a Forties mid-terrace home in Manchester?

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    Frequently the report on title will supply the relevant council tax band.

    Up-to-date rates for homes in Manchester are tabled at the Manchester local authority site. Currently, 01/09/2012, rates for all bands 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

 
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