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Conveyancing in Whitefield Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

The closest airport to Whitefield is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport. Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 13 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 13 miles and Eccles Airport is 7 miles away. Whitefield's closest station is Clifton.

Whitefield is very close at 1 mile of junction entry 17 Westbound of the M60.

Radcliffe, Bealey Community is the closest hospital for Whitefield.


How do I get a discount conveyancing quote in Whitefield?


Many online and high street solicitors offer cheap conveyancing, but additional fees will be included in the terms. Extra fees should be clearly defined. They only come into force where your solicitor is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.


Would ordering a building survey be required if we are purchasing property in Whitefield?


It is highly recommended that all purchasers in Whitefield book a building survey if you are planning to buy in Whitefield. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of concerns that can affect a property, which include wet rot.


Which local authority looks after Whitefield?


Whitefield is located in Bury Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0SW, phone: 0161 253 5000


Do your lawyers get involved in the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Whitefield?

Our property lawyers often handle the legal work for bidders at auction. We consistently advise purchasers to appoint a conveyancing lawyer in advance of the date of the auction to allow sufficient time for a thorough review of the lot. Q.

How does my conveyancer in Whitefield investigate the risk of possible flooding in Whitefield?


A vital step in the legal due diligence process of purchasing a property involves your solicitor carrying out property environmental searches that go in specific information with regard to Whitefield flooding. Additionally your solicitor in Whitefield might advocate a significantly more specialist search.


When my partner and I are buying a Whitefield property near a church constructed around the 13th Century, do you need a chancel search?


Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Whitefield Church council. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Whitefield churches where a chancel search may be appropriate include All Saints, Stand and St Andrew.


We are going to buy a converted flat in a conservation area in Whitefield, how does one locate more information about the current standard of repair of the conservation area?


Local conservation areas are specified by Bury who administer conservation area concerns from whether trees can be cut down to the prohibition of modern telephone boxes.

English Heritage administer records on the state of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability to the area falling into disrepair.


We are purchasing a £344000 Whitefield home, how is stamp duty tax calculated?


The Stamp Duty you will owe is calculated based on the valuation. It will be £10320 on a £344000 home.*

*Source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, January 2013