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Conveyancing in Birkenhead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/04/17

Moving to in the Birkenhead area? Handy local services facts and figures ;

The closest station to Birkenhead is Birkenhead Central, approximately 1 mile away. The closest airport to Birkenhead is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (8 miles). Howarden Airport is 16 miles away.

Birkenhead is about 2m of Junction 1 of the M53.

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Local points of interest in Birkenhead

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Liverpool Tate Liverpool Art Gallery and Liverpool The Bluecoat Gallery Art Gallery are close to Birkenhead.

The closest hospital is St Catherines Birkenhead.

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How do we find low cost conveyancing in Birkenhead?

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This catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many property lawyers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges are often hiding in the terms and conditions that homeowners often do not check. Any disbursements to be paid ought to be defined on the conveyancing quote Any charges found in the solicitor's terms ought to be reasonable and clear and only come into force where your solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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I am on a short deadline, needing ensure a fast conveyancing transaction, what can we do to speed up the process?

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The key to fast conveyancing is to employing a proactive lawyer. Consider the following when selecting:

  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
  • How soon will they order searches?

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The web is awash a growing number guidebooks all about doing the legal work yourself for example A Practical Approach to Conveyancing by Robert Abbey and Mark Richards . Do we necessarily need to instruct a property solicitor in Birkenhead for my home move?

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There are no reasons why a home seller cannot look after the conveyancing without the help of a trained solicitor in Birkenhead. In reality however, a solicitor

in Birkenhead carries out a huge array of exercises e.g. chasing replies to requisitions and identifying the most appropriate searches many of which are more safely handled with appropriate a skilled professional.

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Do we need a property survey for this property purchase?

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It is strongly advised that all purchasers order a RICS survey when buying in Birkenhead. There can be many issues that can negatively affect a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address. These can include poor drainage and cracks around door frames.

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Which of the Birkenhead mortgage lender panels are you on?

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The Homeward Legal group have worked with the majority of lenders financing Birkenhead homebuyers. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Alliance, 1 Smm Business Pk/Dock Rd, Birkenhead, CH41 1DT, Abacus Mortgage Advisers Ltd, 14 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, CH41 6AX, and Buyer Guide Mortgages, Gallagher House/10 Market St, Birkenhead, CH41 5ER. The Birkenhead solicitor handling the work for your sale or purchase can carry out any relevant lender-imposed searches or checks.

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We ideally need to exchange contracts on the conveyancing process on our refurbished share of freehold flat very quickly, are you a fast solicitor in Birkenhead ?

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Homeward Legal adopts a speed focused modus operandi to finishing the conveyancing process as quickly as possible.

We only introduce you to conveyancing lawyers who are client focused and will always communicate through every part of the buyer and seller chain . Moreover , Homeward Legals solicitors are selected because they always use cutting edge software technology to exchange on the property sale to your time frame.

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The owner has unfortunately added inappropriate dormer windows on the flat which we think might infringe on Flaybrick Cemetery Bidston conservation area guidelines.

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A lawyer will verify whether the property is within a designated conservation area and whether any alterations have the essential permissions from the local planning authority.

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Does our Birkenhead conveyancing solicitor report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band A house before exchange of contracts?

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Your conveyancer will write to the governing Liverpool local council to ascertain the applicable council tax charges which will be set out in the conveyancing report on title.

Council tax rates for properties in Birkenhead are tabled on the Liverpool council website. At the time of writing on 27 January 2013 band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,017.00
  • Band B - £1,187.00
  • Band C - £1,357.00
  • Band D - £1,526.00
  • Band E - £1,865.00
  • Band F - £2,204.00
  • Band G - £2,544.00
  • Band H - £3,052.00

 
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