By Frances Traynor
23rd March 2018
"The team to depend on throughout your move."
When buying, selling or remortgaging a property in Stockport, you will need to appoint a property lawyer to take care of legal work for you.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have years of experience helping home buyers and sellers in Stockport and throughout Greater Manchester.Our pragmatic approach often means we move you in the shortest possible time.
Solicitors who handle all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed cost of conveyancing.
You will not be charged any property legal fees for buying and selling a home, if for any reason your Greater Manchester move does not complete.
With their local conveyancing expertise, our solicitors will guide you through the whole of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
When you buy, remortgage or sell a Stockport property, a property lawyer must be instructed to take care of the legal work on your behalf.
Homeward Legal’s property solicitors have had years of helping home-buyers and -sellers in Stockport and around Greater Manchester. Our proactive, pragmatic approach means we often move you in the shortest possible time.
Home-buyers and -sellers necessarily preoccupied with the process of moving should be clearly aware of the fact that several firms advertise so-called cheap conveyancing. But extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. These types of charges need to be clear to the homeowner and transparent in the quote in order to be fair about the final bill. At Homeward Legal, we never hide any costs, providing a clear statement of your legal costs for standard conveyancing quotes. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to receive a fixed-fee quote.
Mortgage lenders have panels of solicitors, who carry out the legal work on their behalf as part of the process of offering a mortgage to you as a home-buyer. Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', which means that their legal costs might be passed on to you. At Homeward Legal, we are able to act on behalf of many UK mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum. Contact the team for more advice and to obtain a fixed-fee quote, backed up with a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.
The appointed conveyancing solicitor in Stockport will order environmental searches as standard for your property. This will identify the level of risk of flooding that might exist, and, should this risk be deemed significant enough, a more in-depth search (via Landmark) will be ordered. If you are still anxious about this issue, why not contact a local resident, perhaps a future neighbour? Or contact a local Greater Manchester flood damage expert (e.g. Building & Development Projects Ltd., 29 Siskin Road, Stockport, SK2 5JX (Tel: 0161 483 5811)).
The property lawyer will contact the Stockport local council to identify the applicable council tax charges. This information will appear in the title report, written by the solicitor for you. The correct rates for residents of Stockport are listed on the Stockport Council website. For the 2016/2017 period, the council tax charges are as follows:
Instructing an experienced, proactive conveyancer is critical to speeding up the conveyancing process. In addition, you should also consider the following points:
Homeward Legal's solicitors never hide any hidden extra costs to carry out standard conveyancing. Homeward Legal’s quotes are laid out in a clear and concise manner so that you are aware of all the fees and costs of disbursements up front. Try using our quote calculator.
Given the region's industrial and agricultural history in parts of Stockport, soil contamination is impossible to avoid completely. The local authority for Stockport will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination (see the public service information section above).
Homeward Legal highly recommended that you instruct a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors member to write a report on the state of the property you are buying. There are a range of defects that may have a major negative impact on a property (e.g. unsafe chimney circulation or insect infestation). A conveyancing solicitor will be unable to address these as they are not part of the legal process.