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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

Oldham travel information:

According to the UK 2011 census, Oldham's residential population is 462,833 spread over an area of 37,327 hectares meaning a residential population density 12.4 people per hectare.

Commuters are well served with Oldham having very convenient motorway access approximately 1 1/2 mile of the A627M.

The nearest train station to Oldham is Oldham Werneth and Oldham's nearest airport is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport. Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 14 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 14 miles and Eccles Airport is 13 miles away.

Oldham, Royal Oldham is a relatively close hospital.


How do we get affordable conveyancing?


The confusion over this point catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many firms promote cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement, left unread by preoccupied home owners Applicable disbursements should be included on your conveyancing quote


Regarding the serious flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England, I am apprehensive that flood risk searches won't be detailed enough?


Environmental searches handled by the Oldham property lawyer should also include a far more rigorous Landmark flood search if the risk warrants it.

If you are still concerned try to approach a future neighbour or local Greater Manchester flood repair expert try: G Strothers, 5 Kiln Hill Close, Chadderton, Oldham, OL1 2RF Tel: 0161-620 1002.


Is your panel of solicitors set up to handle fast completions on the conveyancing for auction properties in Oldham?


In fact we specialise in auctions and regularly do the legal work for sellers at auction. It is crucial bidders to formally instruct a fast conveyancing firm as

soon as they can to allow for a detailed investigation of the auction legal pack in advance of the property auction.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction, the solicitor must be focused on finalise the transaction in under 28 days after exchange, a normal requirement of terms and conditions of sale.


Will we need a house survey?


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors heavily advise that you instruct a home surveyor to carry out a survey. There are many defects that will impact a property, including roof spread. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.


The vendor has added dormer windows on the house in Oldham which might possibly defy local conservation area guidelines


The property solicitor is required to ascertain if your proposed purchase is inside a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the necessary consents from the Oldham council.


We want to exchange contracts on the legal process our property within 28 days, are you fast Oldham conveyancing solicitors ?


We maintain that our qualified and SRA regulated solicitors , by default, take a speed focused approach to completing the conveyancing work for customers

By utilising cutting edge fast response systems . We also provide you with sellers carefully selected property lawyer who will always communicate with all parties in the home buyer and seller chain like local councils, to reach a fast move.


Which actual conveyancing searches will my Oldham property lawyer order for a Oldham property?


The standard procedure is to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental and Coal Mining (Con29M) and, depending on certain criteria, unique particular e.g. a Chancel check Search.


Our mortgage lender is Ahli United Bank - is there anything we need to know?


Purchasers should be aware that some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, which may result in increased legal costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal, however, can act for all large CML-approved lenders.