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Conveyancing in Helsby Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/04/17

Commuting to the area? ;

Helsby station is approximately 1 mile from Helsby. The closest airport to Helsby is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (6 miles). Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 22 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 22 miles, Howarden Airport is 12 miles and Eccles Airport is 21 mile away.

Helsby is very close at a mile of junction entry 14 Eastbound of the M56.

Halton General is the neighbouring hospital.


How do I find a cheap solicitor in Helsby to own a flat?


Many online and high street firms purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any additional costs should be fair and reasonable and only apply to matters if the conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The disbursements to be paid must also be stated on a quote


What will a Helsby property lawyer recommend if the flat we are intending to buy is in a Cheshire West and Chester local authority conservation area which has conspicuous roof aerials added?


The local authority enquiries carried out by a property lawyer should see whether the property is inside a conservation area proof of council approval for changes to the property will be required.


How much can searches be?


With Homeward Legal, a client in Helsby is required to pay at most £249 for searches in Helsby. These searches are paid out to a 3rd party.


What will the council tax cost me for a Sixties Band H flat in Helsby?

The council tax band will usually be reported in the conveyancer's title report along with the governing local authority Council tax rates for properties in Helsby are detailed at the Cheshire West and Chester local authority site. At the time of authoring, 27 February 2013, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £993.00
  • Band B - £1,159.00
  • Band C - £1,324.00
  • Band D - £1,490.00
  • Band E - £1,821.00
  • Band F - £2,152.00
  • Band G - £2,483.00
  • Band H - £2,979.00


If Helsby land is found to be contaminated, can the soil be remedied?


Where land has been contaminated by industry or agriculture, remediation can often be possible. Contact Ideal Gardens, Chester Rd, Helsby, Frodsham, WA6 0QJ for more insight.


Is a Homebuyer Report sensible when buying a property?


Homeward Legal firmly suggest that the majority of buyers instruct a home surveyor. There can be a range of defects that affect a property, which include cavity wall tie failure or subsidence, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.


We have a property to purchase. How do we aim for a fast completion?


As is often argued, contacting a proactive, diligent property lawyer is the key to a fast transaction. There are a range of tasks you could do. These include:

  • calling or emailing the property lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays
  • promptly answering your property lawyer's questions (by email if possible)
  • arranging any finances require to complete the purchase


Why could the conveyancing process be so delayed?


The legal work needed to sell or purchase a property may be drawn out, we, however, endeavour to lessen their consequences wherever feasible.