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Conveyancing in Moston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Local area transport and health service information

Moston is nearby at 1.5m of junction entry 21 Westbound of the M60.

Dean Lane station is around a mile from Moston. Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport is 9 miles from Moston. Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 11 miles s, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 11 miles and Eccles Airport is 9 miles away.

Booth Hall Childrens Manchester is the most convenient hospital for Moston.

Q.

We need to find fixed rate Moston conveyancing. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

A.

This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many law firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges may increase the final invoice. Additional charges should be reasonable and clear. They only come into force where your solicitor must complete work beyond standard conveyancing for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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Are Moston any areas of conservation going to constrain us?

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The streets and neighbourhoods in or near Moston include several conservation areas. Your lawyer will provide more details and address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.

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Where do I go about find out if the Moston conservation area I am buying in is being neglected?

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Conservation areas in Moston are specified by the local Oldham planning authority, who police the state of the area including things like poorly maintained roads, addition of unsympathetic windows and building materials.

Following a campaign, English Heritage administer information of the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability of the area.

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Can you confirm which Moston lenders your lawyers are able to work with. Whose panels are you on?

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Most lenders in Moston are on our Moston solicitors' panel. Moston lenders and mortgage specialists include S & J Mortgage Centres, 75 Cheshire St, Market Drayton, TF9 1PH, Vale Royal Mortgages & Insurance, High St, Winsford, CW7 2DP, and Bridgeways, Station Rd, Scholar Green, Stoke-On-Trent, ST7 3JZ.

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At what point is it appropriate to get a solicitor to handle our transaction?

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The short answer is, earlier is preferable, as the legal work can start straight away. Promptly instructing a firm for your Moston transaction can limit the risk of the transaction falling through.

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How do you work out stamp duty rates, what should we budget for a £152000 property?

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SDLT is dependent on a small range of considerations, including the purchase price. On a £152000 property, stamp duty will be £1520.*

*Accurate as of 17/02/2013

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Is gazumping prevalent in Moston?

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Gazumping describes circumstances where a house seller accepts the 1st buyer's offer, only to reject it in favour of a better offer. This may happen weeks into a sale. There is almost always a chance of being gazumped. Instructing a proactive solicitor as soon as possible is a key first step to reducing this risk.

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Is contaminated land in Moston an issue?

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Numerous of contaminants could impact property in Moston, such as civil aviation activity in the area and sand or gravel pits. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.

 
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