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Conveyancing in Royton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Local data:

Derker station is approximately a mile from Royton. Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport is 13 miles from Royton. Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 16 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 16 miles and Eccles Airport is 13 miles away.

Motorists are well catered for with Royton ideally situated with good motorway access very close at about 1 mile of the A627M.

Royton, Orchard House Day is the closest hospital for Royton.

Q.

On the purchase of a £113,000 home, what will be the fees? We are looking for a low cost conveyancing quote in Royton.

A.

Various firms promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional fees may be added into small print. The quote ought to define the disbursements to be paid.

Q.

In the next month we are likely to move out of our detached house near Royton to our next house in Rochdale what is the best point to book a removals firm?

A.

Most lawyers will advise that you wait organising removals until after the contracts have exchanged has been notified as usually an agreed home moving date wont have been firmed up. For a local Greater Manchester firm J T Removals, 4 Ashwood Drive, Oldham, OL2 5TW Call: 0161 345 3092.

Q.

As a result of the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England I am concerned that conveyancing searches aren't exacting enough?

A.

Flood risk searches carried out by a solicitor in Royton will include a more thorough search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

If you are still nervous you could attempt to get in touch with a future neighbour.

Q.

Does my assigned Royton lawyer report back to me about the cost of the council tax for a Band A maisonette before completion?

A.

A property lawyer will speak to the governing Oldham local authority to discover the correct council tax rates, which will be added to the title report. Council tax rates for residents of Royton are detailed on the Oldham local authority website. At the time of authoring (22 November 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,032.00
  • Band B - £1,204.00
  • Band C - £1,375.00
  • Band D - £1,547.00
  • Band E - £1,891.00
  • Band F - £2,235.00
  • Band G - £2,579.00
  • Band H - £3,095.00

Q.

It seems that cobalt (Co) soil contamination may be an issue in Royton. Please advise.

A.

Royton's local area has a history of contamination from industry and natural causes, like much of the UK. Metal contamination of top-soil in Royton is more likely to occur near waste treatment sites. Data on other contaminants, like groundwater contamination and industrial storage, will also be included in an environmental search.

Q.

Will we need a homebuyer report?

A.

It is suggested that you arrange a house surveyor to perform a survey. Buyers should be aware that there are many problems that can affect a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address, for example insect infestation or unsafe chimney circulation.

Q.

What will affect land in Royton?

A.

Land in Royton is contaminated by many natural and human-influenced issues, and an environmental search should reveal if a home may be affected by Royton contaminants like hazardous and regulated installations.

Q.

We are intending to buy a flat in a designated conservation areas, how does one get details about the current state of upkeep?

A.

English Heritage administer information on the state of conservation areas along with the vulnerability to standards slipping. Conservation areas are designated by the local authority (Oldham) who maintain conservation area concerns from public spaces to the obstruction of advertising hoardings.

 
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