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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Local Walkden attractions

Worsley Court House English Heritage and Bolton Museum & Art Gallery Art Gallery are in Walkden.

Walkden is inside 1 mile of junction entry 2 Northbound of the M61.

Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport is 4 miles from Walkden. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 23 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 13 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 12 miles and Eccles Airport is 4 miles away. Walkden's nearest train station is Walkden.

Farnworth, Royal Bolton is a relatively close hospital to Walkden.


How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Walkden?


The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many homeowners paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many conveyancers advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs are often hiding in the terms and conditions. Extra charges should be reasonable and clear. Any disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on the quote. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.


What do we need to calculate stamp duty?


SDLT in Walkden will depend on the valuation. On a £844000 residential property in Walkden, stamp duty will be £33760.*

*This information accurate as of March 2013


We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how do we arrange a fast completion in Walkden?


It is a truism that a fast completion is essential to instruct a experienced property lawyer. When finding a property lawyer, consider these questions: Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Was there a delay delivering a quote? Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact


Do we need a chancel search if I plan to buy in the parish of Walkden?


A conveyancing lawyer may suggest a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the property being bought is located. Chancel repair dues can be collected on new owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.


Do you have low cost solicitors that do the conveyancing of property auction properties in Walkden?


Our company is very capable working with auction buyers and sellers. It is not uncommon for unusually constructed buildings are included at property auctions and these demand increased inquiries. Lawyers therefore encourage buyers to select a good conveyancing lawyer well before the actual auction for a thorough review of the auction pack.

Subsequently, immediately after the property auction date a prepared property lawyer is fully prepared to carry out the transaction in under 28 days, a requirement of auction conditions.


I am on a very tight budget , Can doing the conveyancing on a DIY basis without a Walkden solicitor possibly save any money?


If you are so inclined have a go you can conceivably take care of the legal process without engaging a trained conveyancing solicitor in Walkden .

Naturally conveyancing professionals would argue that DIY conveyancing would be a hazardous method as DIY lawyers will not be covered by acceptable insurance cover which every solicitors practices are bound to have.


How much will fee for my searches come to?


The cost of searches in Walkden does vary appreciably. They are charged 'at cost'.


What actions can I take to bypass paying out for stamp duty on buying a house in Walkden?


Stamp Duty Land Tax commonly must be paid for houses over £125,000. Stamp duty reduction scheme should not be considered when purchasing in Walkden. These schemes are highly expensive and often likely to fail. There have been a number of government initiatives, such as disadvantaged area relief. A conveyancing solicitor should confirm whether you are eligible.