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Conveyancing in Rochdale Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Local information:

Rochdale is close at inside 2m of the M62 junction entry 20 Eastbound.

Rochdale's nearest airport is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport (14 miles). Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 18 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 18 miles and Eccles Airport is 14 miles away. Rochdale's nearest station is Castleton at 2 miles.

Rochdale, Highfield is a nearby hospital.

Q.

How do I get a cheap solicitor in Rochdale to sell property?

A.

Many online and high street conveyancers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any additional costs listed in the terms should be reasonable.

Q.

Is a Professional Indemnity fee a disbursement or fee?

A.

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.

Q.

What searches should a Rochdale solicitor carry out when buying a Rochdale property?

A.

The normal procedure is to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environmental and Coal Mining and, depending on certain criteria, unique particular for example Land charges full Search.

Q.

At what point should we instruct a solicitor to handle our transaction?

A.

Whether buying or selling, the sooner you instruct a firm, the better. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor early can limit the risk of your transaction stalling.

Q.

Is contaminated land in Rochdale a problem?

A.

Residential property in Rochdale is contaminated by numerous natural causes and human activities. Issues including proximity to waste sites will be investigated during the conveyancing process. Contamination can be caused by Rochdale waste sites, including Arundel Avenue, OL11 1QL.

Q.

How can I find if any of the protected Rochdale conservation areas are in a vulnerable state?

A.

A recent inventory of the state of conservation areas is noted by English Heritage and this details are available at the English Heritage website: Middleton Town Centre is listed as very bad with low vulnerability and condition improving significantly, Castleton (South) is listed as very bad with medium vulnerability and no significant change, Birtle with Rochdale Borough is listed as very bad with medium vulnerability and condition improving significantly. Call 01706 924352 for more information.

Q.

Would you address taking action to avoid paying stamp duty?

A.

Stamp duty reduction scheme must be treated with caution, as such schemes are costly and very risky.

Q.

Is it insensible to do the conveyancing myself on our own.

A.

If you wish to have a stab you can feasibly take care of the majority of the if not all of the your own conveyancing without approaching an experienced property lawyer in Rochdale. Essentially DIY lawyers are not covered by appropriate insurance that solicitors are duty bound to pay for.

 
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