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Conveyancing in Ellesmere Port Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/07/17

Helpful regional services information

Commuters are well served with Ellesmere Port being well placed with very good road access very close at around half a mile of Junction 9 Southbound of the M53.

Ellesmere Port's nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (4 miles). Howarden Airport is 9 miles and Eccles Airport is 25 miles away. Ellesmere Port's closest train station is Ellesmere Port.

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Local Ellesmere Port attractions

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Gt Saughall Cheshire Windmill, Blue Planet Aquarium Aquarium and Aeroplane Collection Aviation Museum are in Ellesmere Port.

The most convenient hospital is Ellesmere Port.

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How do we get a discount conveyancing quote in Ellesmere Port?

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Several firms purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing. However extra charges will be included in the terms of engagement. Additional charges found in the terms ought to be fair and clearly defined. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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What are fixtures and fittings?

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Property buyers will often be frustrated with the lack of formality around what fixtures and fittings should be included. The assumptions held by the parties may vary; this makes the completion of a fixtures and fittings form essential.

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What can we do to hold off paying HMRC stamp duty?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is due for property sold for over £125,000. Stamp duty avoidance should be treated with extreme caution, as such schemes are expensive and very risky.

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How soon do you need to instruct a solicitor in Ellesmere Port?

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The short answer is, instructing as soon as possible is wise. Some groups advocate holding off instruction until the offer is accepted, but delays can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in uncertain market conditions.

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How much will conveyancing searches be?

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Conveyancing searches ranges in cost, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements. Searches are paid to a third party.

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For fast conveyancing on the purchase of a £604,000 property, how could we accelerate our conveyancing process?

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Essential to faster conveyancing is to use a proactive conveyancer. 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.
  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?

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Platform Home Loans is our mortgage lender, is there anything we need to check?

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Until recently, most conveyancing solicitors were able to undertake legal work for a lender. Recently, a number of lenders have decreased the number of firms on their approved panel, potentially creating increased legal costs for property buyers. Homeward Legal can act for most lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay legal costs to your lender's solicitor.

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In respect of the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England, we are anxious that conveyancing searches might not be sufficient?

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A property lawyer in Ellesmere Port will consider apply for property conveyancing searches if the initial searches spots a significant risk of flooding in Ellesmere Port.

Why not get in touch with a neighbour or local resident to get further local information.

 
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