Why does conveyancing for a sale require weeks?
The Waolstenholme conveyancing process may potentially be delayed even in the best of circumstances. Sometimes, the causes are out of your solicitor's control, Homeward Legal, however, do our best to reduce their impact if it can be achieved. Reasons for delay include slow solicitors acting for the other side.
What is the council tax on a Sixties converted Band F property in Waolstenholme?
The respective council tax band should conventionally be detailed in the conveyancing report on title, and by the local authority. Up-to-date charges for residents of Waolstenholme are set out online at the Rochdale council site. At the time of authoring (17 January 2013) the different rates are:
- Band A - £988.00
- Band B - £1,153.00
- Band C - £1,318.00
- Band D - £1,482.00
- Band E - £1,812.00
- Band F - £2,141.00
- Band G - £2,471.00
- Band H - £2,965.00
We are buying on a brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like uranium?
Steps are taken on a local and national level to identify and resolve topsoil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as water contaminants such as bleach and asbestos, will be included in an environmental search.
We are buying in Waolstenholme, and have a conveyancing quote from you. Could there be any hidden fees?
No. We do not hide any hidden charges for your legal work. Our quotes offer an single, accurate price the legal costs for your sale or purchase.
If I’m putting my furniture and other things in storage, will the process take longer?
There shouldn’t be any reason why your move would take longer than a standard removal if you are pitting your belongings into storage. In fact, in some instances, it might be beneficial for the chain and your completion on the sale, since you are likely to incur fewer delays in the process because you can put your furniture and other things in storage before the event.
Whatever your plans, it’s worth mentioning them to your conveyancing solicitor so that they know the logistics on the day of completion, and may even be able to provide advice and pointers on what to consider before the day to ensure things move more smoothly.
If there are outstanding works approved in the planning consent, can I still use it?
Generally speaking, planning permission legally has to have an expiry date, which is usually for a period of three years from approval for the building work to start (and not necessarily complete, unless the consent has a suitable caveat).
This means that the consent is against the property and the intended construction rather than the person who made the application. As such, if the planning consent remains within the expiry period, the agreement is transferrable to the new owner of the property.
Your solicitor will be able to provide further advice, once enquiries with the local authority have been satisfactorily completed as part of the conveyancing.
For a fast completion to buy a £545,000 residence, how could we speed up our conveyancing process?
Crucial to fast conveyancing is to instruct a proactive conveyancer. Furthermore, there are a number of things you can do to get moving sooner, including, calling or emailing your conveyancer, and chase them if you suspect any delays, responding to all correspondence via the fastest means and organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage.
Is a postage, photocopying and phone calls fee a fee or disbursement?
Every disbursement and fee should be clearly stated on a quote, with no additional charges of any kind in the small print. This cost is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in a quote for your conveyancing.