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Conveyancing in New Brighton Q & A's

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Updated: 14/04/17

Local points of interest in New Brighton

Waterloo Christ Church Old Church Churches Conservation Trust and Liverpool Walker Art Gallery are easily accessible from New Brighton.

New Brighton is within a couple of miles off the M53 Junction 1.

New Brighton train station is about a mile from New Brighton. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 10 miles from New Brighton. Blackpool International Airport is 24 miles and Howarden Airport is 19 miles away.

The nearest hospital is Victoria Central Wallasey.

Q.

Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? We are trying to find an affordable New Brighton conveyancing quote.

A.

Both high-street and online solicitors promote 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra fees may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement which unwary buyers and sellers fail to check. Additional charges which are listed in terms of engagement needs to be fair.

Q.

We have had a conveyancing quote from you. Might there be any hidden charges?

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Our solicitors never charge any additional fees regardless of circumstances. Some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes, which they will not be bound to.

Q.

Bookshops and the web both have an abundance of useful handbooks giving details on doing the legal work yourself. That being the case, do I need to instruct a solicitor in New Brighton for my home move?

A.

Should you desire t do so, you can definitely take care of the legal process without external help from an instructed conveyancer in New Brighton.

All solicitors would suggest that this choice is a very risky route t take as have a go conveyancers are taking risks without the critical indemnity insurance which qualified solicitors practices must obtain.

Q.

Can you recommend how we avoid paying for SDLT?

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Homeward Legal firmly advise against any form of stamp duty mitigation scheme. These schemes are costly and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

Q.

Conveyancing solicitors in New Brighton conduct a variety of conveyancing searches if instructed by a purchase client - which actual searches?

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If taking out a mortgage the mortgage lender mandates a solicitor to get at least the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search and perhaps specific local New Brighton searches, which may include a Anti Money Laundering Search.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Thirties semi-detached Band C home in New Brighton?

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Your appropriate band will, more often than not, be detailed within the report on title along with the local council. The latest tax charges for homes in New Brighton are set out online at the Wirral local authority site. At the time of writing on 07 June 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £981.00
  • Band B - £1,144.00
  • Band C - £1,308.00
  • Band D - £1,471.00
  • Band E - £1,798.00
  • Band F - £2,125.00
  • Band G - £2,452.00
  • Band H - £2,942.00

Q.

With a £620,000 property ready to buy, and no chain, how do we get fast conveyancing?

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It is a truism that finding a proactive property lawyer is essential to fast New Brighton conveyancing. There are several things you as the buyer can do to accelerate the legal work. These include:

  • getting your mortgage offer in place
  • requesting status updates from the property lawyer regularly
  • promptly completing and return any forms

Q.

We are buying on a newly development former industrial site. Is vanadium topsoil contamination likely?

A.

New Brighton industry, agriculture and the natural environment can cause soil contamination. Also considering issues such as water contaminants such as petrol and food-processing waste, contaminants affecting New Brighton property will be factored into an environmental search.

 
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