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Conveyancing in Oxton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 05/12/16

Local travel information:

Birkenhead Park train station is almost a mile from Oxton and Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 9 miles from Oxton. Howarden Airport is 15 miles away.

Oxton is very close at nearby at 1 mile off the M53 junction entry 3 Northbound.

The most convenient hospital for Oxton is Ashton House Birkenhead.

Q.

Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? I am trying to find discount conveyancing.

A.

Lack of clarity over this topic catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many law firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra fees can increase your final bill. Charges found in your solicitor's terms should be fair and only apply in cases where the conveyancer must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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Does my assigned conveyancing solicitor in Oxton inform me about the cost of council tax on a Band B apartment before exchange?

A.

Your conveyancer will write to the appropriate Selby local council to discover the current council tax rates, which will then be written in the conveyancer's title report. Correct rates for homes in Oxton are tabled online at the Selby council website. Currently (27 August 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,020.00
  • Band B - £1,190.00
  • Band C - £1,361.00
  • Band D - £1,531.00
  • Band E - £1,871.00
  • Band F - £2,211.00
  • Band G - £2,551.00
  • Band H - £3,061.00

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What type of conveyancing searches in respect to the uncertain risk of flooding in the Merseyside region will my conveyancer in Oxton be able to apply for?

An important part of the conveyancing protocol involves the conveyancing solicitor making an application for conveyancing searches (environmental) that provide you with details about the Oxton area flood risk.

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What can the fees for our searches total?

A.

Searches range in cost, subject to which searches have been ordered. The most generally useful searches include an environmental search and a mining search.

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I am buying a 1950s house in the boundary of conservation area in Oxton, how do we find information on the current standard of repair of the area?

A.

Local conservation areas are created by Selby who police everything from the upkeep of public spaces to the halting of neglected buildings.

Following a campaign, English Heritage have created information on the condition of conservation areas in Oxton and across England as well as the trend of the area.

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We are buying on a former industrial site. Is the soil possibly contaminated?

A.

Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Oxton. Data on many contaminants, such as ammonia, will be included in an environmental search.

Q.

Why does conveyancing for a Oxton property purchase take such a long time? We had a rather slow firm the last time we moved.

A.

The legal work undertaken to transfer a property in Oxton could take more time for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, these delays are unhappily beyond the solicitors' influence. Homeward Legal aim to minimise the consequences of these delays whenever possible by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. Common delays include issues elsewhere in a chain.

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Do we need to use the solicitor that usually works with by our agent?

A.

The agent will often recommend a conveyancer, however, such referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best value for you.

 
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