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Conveyancing in Westhoughton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Westhoughton's closest airport is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 20 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 17 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 17 miles and Eccles Airport is 8 miles away and the closest station to Westhoughton is Westhoughton, approximately a mile away.

Motorists are well served with Westhoughton being well placed with very good motorway access very close at about 1.5m of Junction 5 Northbound of the M61.

Lostock, The Beaumont hospital is relatively close to Westhoughton.

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I need a cheap solicitor to buy a new build home. because we are on a limited budget.

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Many firms purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms which property buyers and sellers may have not read carefully Any additional charges listed in your solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should also be clearly stated on your conveyancing quote. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Will your Westhoughton conveyancing solicitor apply for official or personal searches on my home purchase?

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The conveyancer will brief you about the ideal type of search, depending on factors like local authority turnaround times. For personal searches, your property solicitor might perhaps look for a local search company like Local Authority Search Network Ltd, Direct House, 87 Church Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3RZ Tel: 01942 818100 Fax: 01942 810900

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If we are buying a Westhoughton house on the same road as a 14th Century 'parson's close', do I need to get a chancel liability search?

As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Westhoughton which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for upkeep of nearby church property. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. The solicitor acting on your behalf will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Westhoughton church properties include St Bartholomew, St George's (LEP) and St Thomas.

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Why could conveyancing seem to be so slow? Should we be worried?

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The conveyancing process in Westhoughton may endure stressful setbacks even in the best of circumstances. In some cases, the delays are out of the solicitor's hands, Homeward Legal, however, know the needless stress these can cause and strive to curtail the consequences of these delays by driving the transaction forward. Delays can include the length of time it takes for the managing agent or landlord to respond to queries.

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How much is the council tax on a Fifties mid-terrace Band G property in Westhoughton?

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As a rule the report on title should provide the relevant Bolton council tax band. The correct charges for Westhoughton are tabled at the Bolton local authority website. At the time of writing, 18 June 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £943.00
  • Band B - £1,100.00
  • Band C - £1,257.00
  • Band D - £1,414.00
  • Band E - £1,728.00
  • Band F - £2,043.00
  • Band G - £2,357.00
  • Band H - £2,828.00

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We are going to buy a property, and have a quote from you. May we be billed any hidden costs?

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No. We will never charge any hidden charges under any circumstances. Our quotes offer an honest and accurate price the legal expenses for your transaction.

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Which local authority looks after Westhoughton?

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Westhoughton is located in Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1RU, phone: 01204 333 333

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Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like sofas?

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Generally speaking, fixtures are fixed to the property and fixtures are easier to detach or remove. A fixtures and fittings form can avoid any disputes, stating what is included with the sale.

 
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