In November 2010, Fridaysmove -approved Solicitor Catherine Williams handled the Conveyancing in Rochdale for a property located on Broad Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 and valued at £173, 500.
The standard drainage and water search that was carried out revealed that the property connected to a private sewer. Private sewers are often shared and the cost of maintenance is the joint responsibility of the properties that drain into it. It is important for your Conveyancing Solicitor to highlight this information to you as many home owners are unaware when their property drains to a private sewer and can therefore be unwilling to contribute to the cost of maintenance and can result in neighbour disputes.
The home is in the local authority district of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council at the Municipal Offices, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1LQ. The results of the local area and environmental searches indicated that the property is situated near to a coal mining area; Catherine ordered a further coal mining search which provides more detailed information of past mining activity to establish whether the property is on land which is at risk from mining subsidence.
The searches also showed that the property is located within 50 metres of potential flooding and a professional report was needed to rule out any risks to the home itself. The report also provides additional data and information about flooding in the area.
Acting on behalf of the other side was North Ainley Halliwell Solicitors at 34 / 36 Clegg Street, Rochdale, OL1 1PS.
The following planning permissions were listed on the local search results:
89/080852 - Internal alterations
84/071133 – Bathroom
As these permissions were more than 20 years old, Catherine was not too concerned about obtaining completion certificates for these works as any potential breaches would no longer be enforceable.
The estate agent handling the sale was the Ryder and Dutton branch at 132 Yorkshire Street, Rochdale, OL16 1LD.
Fridaysmove thanks Ryder and Dutton and North Ainley Halliwell for their expertise and cooperation in handling this property transaction which completed on the 26th of November 2010.
If you are buying or selling a property in Rochdale and would like to instruct a Solicitor to handle the Conveyancing aspect of the transaction, call Fridaysmove at 0330 660 0286.