If Rochdale land is contaminated, can we have the soil cleaned up cheaply?
A degree of remediation may be possible, but costly. A local specialist including Jones C C Ltd, 37 Hutchinson Rd, Rochdale, OL11 5TX can provide more details.
How long can conveyancing legal work take, in your experience? I already have an offer.
The number of weeks needed to buy or sell a property varies, with reference to a number of considerations, for example, whether the property being bought or sold is leasehold. Homeward Legal work hard to ensure your transaction is undertaken with the utmost care and speed.
Is a Professional Indemnity fee a disbursement or fee?
It may be unclear whether an item on your quote is a disbursement or fee. This cost,e.g., is a fee not a disbursement, and will normally be included in a quote.
What should I do about the transfer of ownership of the utility billing?
It is the responsibility of the former owners to inform the utilities firms (gas, electricity, water, etc.) that they are moving.
You should give your current suppliers at least 48 hours’ notice that you’re moving home and, when you leave your old property, you should take all the necessary readings and send them to your old supplier(s) along with your forwarding address, so that they can send you a final bill and sort out any credit you might be owed.
You should give your new utility suppliers at least 48 hours giving your personal details for the new property. When you move into your new property, you should take all the readings again and send them to the new suppliers so that they have a record of where to start the bills running.
We are intending to buy a house in Rochdale. Will a chancel search be necessary?
The solicitor could recommend a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have taken the decision to exact chancel repairs on owners, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish which has not imposed liability will not continue to be so, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.
Which local authority looks after Rochdale?
Rochdale is located in Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, PO Box 39, Municipal Offices, Smith Street, Lancashire, OL16 1LQ, phone: 01706 647 474