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Conveyancing in Garston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 01/12/16

Read about the Garston area ;

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 2 miles from Garston. Howarden Airport is 13 miles and Eccles Airport is 23 miles away. Liverpool South Parkway station is approximately 1 mile from Garston.

Sir Alfred Jones Memorial Liverpool is the most convenient hospital.

Q.

There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? We are looking for fixed rate Garston conveyancing.

A.

Numerous firms advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees will be included in the terms and conditions. Additional fees should be reasonable. They be applicable if your solicitor must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

Q.

Will the Garston conveyancing solicitor report back to me about the cost of the council tax on a Band D maisonette prior to exchange?

A.

A property solicitor will speak to the appropriate Liverpool local council to discover the currently applicable council tax rates, which will be included in the conveyancer's title report. Correct charges for Garston are listed online at the Liverpool local authority website. Currently (31 July 2012) 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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Property solicitors in Garston conduct a number of conveyancing searches when they are instructed to act for a buyer, which specific ones?

When taking out a mortgage lender insist that the following for Garston: Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and perhaps specific local searches, which may include a Chancel.

Q.

In about 6 weeks we are likely to move from our semi detached building just outside Garston into our new maisonette in Formby what is the right point to select a removal company?

A.

Most property lawyers will advocate that you hold off until the point where exchange of contracts because commonly an agreed date wont have been decided. The greater majority of residential removals firms might charge a late cancellation fee

For a local company A & L Removals, 136 Banks Rd, Liverpool, L19 2QG Phone: 07519 434658 or Keith Walker, 90 Banks Rd, Liverpool, L19 8JZ Tel: 0151 291 6112.

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Is contaminated land an issue in Garston?

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Several contaminants may lessen the desirability Garston property, like sand or clay quarries. An environmental search can give more clarity.

Q.

We have taken out a conveyancing quote from you. Will there be any supplementary hidden charges?

A.

No. Homeward Legal will never charge any hidden extra costs for standard conveyancing. Some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. The final bill you receive may be much more.

Q.

What does 'gazumping' really mean?

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Gazumping occurs when an offer is, following agreement, later rejected by the house seller, opting instead for a second purchaser's offer. The risk of getting gazumped exists for almost any purchase. You should instruct a property solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to reduce the chance of gazumping.

Q.

Do I need a local property surveyor to review our property purchase?

A.

It is strongly recommended that most purchasers arrange a RICS surveyor to carry out a survey when you intend to buy in Garston. There are a range of defects that can negatively affect a property, which will not be covered by the legal work. These can include wet rot.

 
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