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Transfer of Equity in Seaforth

A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Seaforth Q & A's

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Updated: 21/10/16

Seaforth key data:

The nearest train station to Seaforth is Waterloo Mersey. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 11 miles from Seaforth. Blackpool International Airport is 22 miles and Howarden Airport is 21 mile away.

The most convenient hospital for Seaforth is Nightingale Liverpool.


I need to find a property lawyer that offers cheap conveyancing. What do I need to check for?


Many online and high street conveyancers claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement which unwary homeowners fail to check. The disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on your conveyancing quote. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.


What issues assist with aiming for a fast completion?


The key to a faster move is to employing a proactive and experienced solicitor. There are various jobs you, as the purchaser, can do to speed up your conveyancing. These include:

  • keeping in regular contact with your solicitor
  • promptly answering your solicitor's questions
  • if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can


What will the council tax cost for a residential Band D apartment in Seaforth?

Your council tax band will normally be highlighted as part of the conveyancer's title report, as well as by the local council Up-to-date rates for Seaforth are detailed online at the Sefton local authority website. At the time of writing on 11 February 2013 rates are:

  • Band A - £997.00
  • Band B - £1,163.00
  • Band C - £1,329.00
  • Band D - £1,495.00
  • Band E - £1,827.00
  • Band F - £2,159.00
  • Band G - £2,491.00
  • Band H - £2,990.00


Is contaminated land an issue in Seaforth?


Residential property in Seaforth would be contaminated by a range of natural and human-influenced issues. Issues including hazardous and regulated installations and landfill sites will be reported on in environmental search results.


When buying a period building in one of the conservation areas, where does one find details relating to the standard of repair of the conservation area?


Conservation areas are set up by the local authority (Sefton) who regulate everything from street furniture to the stoppage of street clutter. English Heritage have created records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in addition to the exposure to a worsening of the condition of the area.


Holmesdale Building Society will be our mortgage lender, what do I need to check?


A small number of lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, potentially creating greater conveyancing costs for buyers. We will act on behalf of the majority of lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.


Is a managing agent fee a disbursement or a fee?


Some solicitors attempt to pass off extra costs as necessary disbursements. It may be unclear if a cost is a fee or not, and if it ought to be included. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote.


I've had a quote from you. Could there be any hidden fees?


No. Homeward Legal do not charge any extra, hidden costs whatsoever. Your quote for conveyancing in Seaforth is an accurate price.