By Frances Traynor
9th January 2018
"A legal team you can depend on throughout your move."
Are you buying or selling your home? Or are you remortgaging? Then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have years of experience in Ellesmere Port and across Cheshire. Our pre-emptive, speed-focused conveyancing methods mean we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our conveyancing solicitors perform all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed rate.
We do not charge you any solicitors fees for buying and selling a property, if your Cheshire house move does not complete.
With local conveyancing experience, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Ellesmere Port is served by the M53, M56, A41 and A5117. By rail: The nearest train station is Ellesmere Port. By air: Ellesmere Port is closest to Hawarden Airport (11 miles), Liverpool John Lennon Airport (23), and Manchester Airport (32).
Hospital: Ellesmere Port, 114 Chester Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6SG. Council: Cheshire West and Chester (www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk).
Attractions: Rivacre Valley Country Park and Nature Reserve, Gowy Meadows, National Waterways Museum, Stanney Woods, Blue Planet Aquarium, and Hooton Park Trust.Q.
Regrettably, it is common practice for some firms to hide fees in small print of their terms and conditions, making their ‘quote’ appear very attractive, only for the bill to be far higher than you anticipated. Our solicitors never hide any extra fees. A Homeward Legal conveyancing quote is a single, accurate, fixed fee. Try our quote calculator or talk to our friendly experts on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote.Q.
Your conveyancing solicitor may suggest a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the house being bought is located. Although some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to demand chancel repairs from the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, it is not possible to be certain that a parish that hasn’t imposed it yet will continue to be free from liability. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend indemnity insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.Q.
Residential property may have been contaminated by many environmental factors over the years, due to both historical and current causes. Issues like the proximity of waste disposal sites and environmental radon sources will be detailed in the results of the environmental search performed by your conveyancing solicitor and set out in the report on title. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Hooton Road, Hooton, CH66 7NB.Q.
From a legal standpoint, there is absolutely no reason why a seller can’t do the conveyancing themselves. In reality, however, a solicitor in Ellesmere Port handles a significant number of tasks (including approving completion statements, or checking that the contract package is in order), some of which needs experience or training. Nonetheless, solicitors’ practices need to carry professional indemnity insurance to protect you in the event of any losses you encounter, and this is something you won’t have. Give Homeward Legal’s conveyancing solicitors a call on 0800 038 6699 for your free, fixed-fee quote, and to discuss your needs.Q.
Our conveyancers at Homeward Legal take a very proactive approach when completing the transfer of title for home-sellers. Homeward Legal’s solicitors’ approach to conveyancing is different from others, because we have invested in new document and form assembly systems. More importantly, we always give you a lawyer trained to communicate end-to-end throughout home buyer and seller chain.Q.
Comparing conveyancing quotes is not always easy, given the different terminology that solicitors use, which makes it quite confusing. This cost is a fee and not a disbursement. As such, it should be included in your conveyancing quote as part of the fee. Homeward Legal’s quotes are clearly laid out and transparently identify what constitutes the solicitor’s fee
(which is fixed) and what compromises the various disbursements, so that you always know how much your final bill will be. Our team of conveyancing experts are waiting to talk to you on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Your conveyancing lawyer will make an application for standard formal environmental searches that will include historical flood-risk data for the Ellesmere Port area. Should the results raise concerns about the level of risk, a further, more in-depth search can be instigated, which is a disbursement passed on to you at cost.Q.
Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between a month and twelve weeks. The length of time taken is contingent on a number of things (e.g. the speed of the seller's conveyancer, or re-negotiations following a building survey). Key to speedy conveyancing, though, is to appoint a diligent, focused solicitor, like the ones we have at Homeward Legal, as early as possible. To discuss your needs and to obtain your fixed-fee, ‘No Completion, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
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.Q.
Regrettably, it is common practice for some firms to hide fees in small print. Our solicitors never hide any hidden extra fees. A Homeward Legal conveyancing quote is an single, accurate fee.Q.
The band should conventionally be identified as part of the report on title, and by the governing local authority. The correct rates for properties in Ellesmere Port are listed on the Cheshire West and Chester local authority site. At the time of authoring, 07 November 2012, band rates are:
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 .Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
The legal work needed to sell or purchase a home may be held up even in the best of circumstances. Some delays are beyond the conveyancing solicitor's influence, we, however, work hard to lessen their consequences by driving the sale or purchase forward. Delays may include waiting for a mortgage offer.