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Conveyancing in Prescot Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Prescot information:

Prescot station is approximately 1 mile from Prescot and Prescot's closest airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (7 miles). Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 23 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 23 miles, Howarden Airport is 20 miles and Eccles Airport is 18 miles away.

Prescot is close at under 1m of junction entry 2 Southbound of the M57.

The nearest hospital is Whiston.

Q.

How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Prescot?

A.

The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many buyers paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often extra fees may be added into the small print. Extra costs included in terms of engagement needs to be fair and clearly defined and come into force only if the lawyer must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

What will the council tax cost on a investment Band an apartment in Prescot?

A.

Your relevant band should, more often than not, be highlighted in the title report along with the local authority. Correct charges for Prescot are listed at the Knowsley local authority site. At the time of writing, 17 November 2012, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £995.00
  • Band B - £1,160.00
  • Band C - £1,326.00
  • Band D - £1,492.00
  • Band E - £1,824.00
  • Band F - £2,155.00
  • Band G - £2,487.00
  • Band H - £2,984.00

Q.

Can you confirm which Prescot lenders your conveyancing solicitors work with. Which panels are your solicitors on?

A.

The Homeward Legal partnership have worked alongside most lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Prescot, including Destiny, 10 Leyland Street, Prescot, L34 5QP, and Goldsmith Mortgage Services, 10 Derby St, Prescot, L34 3LG.

Q.

At what point is it appropriate to instruct a conveyancer in Prescot?

A.

In the vast majority of cases, the sooner you instruct a solicitor, the better. Promptly instructing a firm for your Prescot transaction for a purchase may mean that you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process.

Q.

What is gazumping?

A.

This occurs when a house seller accepts an offer, only to refuse it in favour of a greater offer. It could occur weeks into a transaction. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of being gazumped. Instructing your solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer is a key first step to reducing this risk.

Q.

Will the charges for our conveyancing conceal any hidden charges?

A.

Homeward Legal will not charge any additional costs to transact a property. On occasion, a separate piece of work is also advised, . Any such fees would not be charged until you were made aware of the circumstances.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Prescot?

A.

Prescot is located in Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Customer Contact Centre, Municipal Buildings, Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby, L32 1TX, Tel: 0151 489 6000

Q.

Prescot conveyancing solicitors order varied searches if instructed by a home purchaser - which specific searches?

A.

When you are taking out a mortgage the mortgage lender expects these searches - Local Authority, Drainage Search and Environmental, and, depending on certain criteria, specific local Prescot searches such as Cheshire Brine Search.

 
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