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Conveyancing in Radcliffe Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Radcliffe travel information:

Kearsley station is approximately 2 miles from Radcliffe. Radcliffe's nearest airport is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport (7 miles). Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 14 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 14 miles and Eccles Airport is 7 miles away.

Radcliffe is very close at a couple of miles of junction entry 17 Westbound of the M60.

Radcliffe, Bealey Community is the nearest hospital to Radcliffe.

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How do I find fixed rate conveyancing in Radcliffe?

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Various firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra fees may inflate your final bill. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on your quote

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Is homewardlegal.co.uk geared up for move fast on residential property auction conveyancing in Radcliffe?

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The legal team specialise in auctions and often do the legal work for buyers and sellers at auction. Solicitors typically advise auction buyers to select a SRA regulated lawyer prior to the auction to allow sufficient time for a detailed review of the auction legal pack.

Immediately following the date of the auction, your property conveyancing lawyer must be ready for complete the legal side of things in less than 4 weeks as usually required by the standard auction conditions.

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My husband and I are purchasing a house in Radcliffe. Can we check that the house is in a designated conservation area?

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Buyers in Radcliffe should be aware of numerous local conservation areas. Conservation areas in Radcliffe include Ainsworth. Your lawyer will provide more details and discuss the relevant responsibilities, regarding specific conservation areas in Radcliffe.

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How do I guard against gazumping?

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Gazumping happens when an offer is accepted, and then rejected, by the seller, opting instead for another buyer's higher offer. Although being gazumped is less common in a declining market, there will always be a chance. Instructing a proactive solicitor as early as possible should help to mitigate this risk.

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In what ways does the Radcliffe property lawyer report on the risk and history of floods in Radcliffe on an investment property I am going to purchase?

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The conveyancing solicitor will apply for standard formal environmental searches that incorporate Radcliffe area flood risk information.

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We are buying on a Radcliffe brownfield land. Is the soil possibly contaminated by waste minerals like tungsten (W)?

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There are regulations in place in order to manage topsoil contamination. Also considering issues such as groundwater contamination, contaminants affecting Radcliffe property will be factored into an environmental search.

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Are any of the protected Radcliffe conservation areas are in a vulnerable state?

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A recent directory of the state of repair Radcliffes conservation areas is assessed by English Heritage ( a non departmental government body). This data are available at English Heritage - Ainsworth with Radcliffe is listed as poor with low vulnerability and deteriorating condition.

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What steps can we take to avoid paying out for stamp duty to the Revenue?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable on property valued at over £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation is not recommended. These schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty tax may be payable, along with interest and penalties. There have been a small number of legal initiatives, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas', and your solicitor will advise if these may apply.

 
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