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Conveyancing in Waolstenholme Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/17

Waolstenholme is less than three miles off the M66 junction entry 1 Southbound.

The closest airport to Waolstenholme is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport (13 miles). Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 19 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 19 miles and Eccles Airport is 13 miles away. The closest train station to Waolstenholme is Castleton.

Bury, Fairfield General is the nearest hospital to Waolstenholme.

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We are trying to find affordable conveyancing. How do we get a quote?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many property lawyers advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However additional costs are often hiding in small print that unknowing buyers have not reviewed Additional charges which are listed in the terms should be fair and clearly defined. Any disbursements ought to be defined on any quote for conveyancing in WaolstenholmeOur quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Do we need to opt for the property solicitor suggested by our estate agent in Horwich?

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If you choose a conveyancer referred through this route, you your agent may be able to use their influence to reduce delays in the conveyancing process. However, if they are paid a referral fee, some agents may 'recommend' the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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Is it recommended that I get a chancel search if I am buying a Waolstenholme property near a church furlong?

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The outcome of a landmark case in 2003 reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must contribute towards church repairs. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Waolstenholme Parochial Church Council enforce liability.

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What actual property will a conveyancer in Waolstenholme apply for on a Waolstenholme property?

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Standard conveyancing protocol is to get these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental and Coal Mining, and possibly specific local Waolstenholme searches, like a Planning report.

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Are your recommend solicitors set up to handle fast completions on the conveyancing for auction properties in Waolstenholme?

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Indeed we are familiar with local and national auctions and commonly take instructions from buyers and sellers at auction. It is a smart decision to appoint a good lawyer as rapidly as they can to allow sufficient time for a detailed review. in advance of the date of the auction.

Thereafter, following the auction day arrives you are the lawyer is geared up to finish the legal process inside 28 days as usually required by the terms of sale.

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Which local authority is responsible for Waolstenholme?

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Waolstenholme is located in Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, PO Box 39, Municipal Offices, Smith Street, Lancashire, OL16 1LQ, contact: 01706 647 474

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What is the council tax on a Sixties converted Band F property in Waolstenholme?

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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

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What length of time will I account for conveyancing often take, on average?

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The time required to buy or sell a property can vary, according to a handful of considerations including if it is a leasehold property being transferred. Nationally, the average is up to twelve weeks, we however work for a deadline of six weeks.

 
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