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Conveyancing in Childwall Q & A's

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Updated: 20/07/17

Relevant nearby travel and services facts and figures -

Drivers are well served with Childwall being well placed with good motorway access under 1 mile of Junction 5 Westbound of the M62.

The closest airport to Childwall is Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Howarden Airport is 17 miles and Eccles Airport is 21 mile away. Childwall's closest station is Broad Green.

Broadgreen Liverpool is the nearest hospital to Childwall.

Q.

We need the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Childwall. What should be watch out for?

A.

Many online and high street property lawyers purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately additional fees will be included in the terms and conditions, left unregarded by busy buyers Additional fees should be reasonable and be applicable solely where your solicitor must complete work beyond standard conveyancing on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your Childwall conveyancing quote should also clearly state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.

Q.

Does our lawyer in Childwall tell me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band D property before exchange of contracts?

A.

A property lawyer will consult with the appropriate Liverpool local authority to discover the currently applicable council tax band and rates, which will then be added to the report on title. Up-to-date charges for residents of Childwall are set out in detail online at the Liverpool local authority site. At the time of writing (27 September 2012) the 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

Q.

How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates calculated, and what will it be on a £849000 residence?

A.

SDLT depends on the purchase price. For a property sold for £849000, the SDLT rate is £33960.

Q.

I am intending to buy in Childwall. Is it that important that 'conveyancing searches' are performed?

A.

Conveyancing searches are a commonly-used set of queries ordered by the purchaser's solicitor, which may include a gypsum search. Childwall purchasers should know that, searches consider facets affecting the legal title.

Q.

What factors can impact land in Childwall, and will they be properly investigated?

A.

Land in Childwall could be contaminated by a wide range of natural causes and human activities, and factors like waste disposal sites or hazardous and regulated installations will be investigated during the conveyancing process.

Q.

How do I hold off paying stamp duty tax?

A.

Homeward Legal do not recommend any form of stamp duty mitigation scheme, as such schemes are often uneconomical and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Childwall?

A.

Childwall is located in Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale St, Liverpool, L2 2DH, contact: 01512 333 000

Q.

Which elements are key to ensure a fast completion?

A.

Essential to fast Childwall conveyancing is to use a communicative solicitor. That said, there are several things you, as the buyer, could do to accelerate your conveyancing. These include:

  • quickly answering your solicitor's questions (by email if possible)
  • organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage
  • asking for property searches to be ordered immediately

 
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