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Conveyancing in Ellesmere Port Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/04/17

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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We are intending to buy a property in the parish of Middlewich. Do we need a chancel search?

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Your conveyancing solicitor may suggest a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the house being bought is found. Although some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, it is not possible to be certain that a parish which has not imposed liability will continue to be free from liability. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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Is your solicitor team set up to 1 month completions on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Ellesmere Port?

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In fact we put together legal documentation for vendors and do frequently work for sellers at auction. Conveyancers strongly advise auction buyers to select a suitable conveyancing lawyer in advance of the property auction date to allow enough time for a detailed review of the legal papers.

Following the auction day arrives the solicitor will be focused on finishing the purchase in a as tight time frame as conventionally required .

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

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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Should we opt for a property lawyer that usually works with by the estate agent?

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Both agents and mortgage brokers will push a solicitors firm. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, some agents choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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Will we need searches for chancel liability? I am buying a Ellesmere Port property on the same street as a church built in the 16th Century.

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Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Ellesmere Port Church council. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Ellesmere Port church lands include St Thomas & All Saints.

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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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What will the Ellesmere Port property solicitor do when the property we want to buy is located in a conservation area and has ill-suited windows added?

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The local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by your Ellesmere Port conveyancing solicitor in the process of the conveyancing will identify whether the Ellesmere Port property a conservation area and any evidence of local authority approval for alterations will be requested.

 
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