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Conveyancing in Seaforth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/07/17

Seaforth key data:

The nearest train station to Seaforth is Waterloo Mersey. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 11 miles from Seaforth. Blackpool International Airport is 22 miles and Howarden Airport is 21 mile away.

The most convenient hospital for Seaforth is Nightingale Liverpool.

Q.

I need to find a property lawyer that offers cheap conveyancing. What do I need to check for?

A.

Many online and high street conveyancers claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement which unwary homeowners fail to check. The disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on your conveyancing quote. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

In relation to the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England, we are apprehensive that conveyancing searches may not be thorough enough?

A.

Property environmental searches applied for by a conveyancer in Seaforth will include a more specialist search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.

If you remain still apprehensive you could make enquiries with a neighbour.

Q.

We are buying on a newly development brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

A.

Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Seaforth, but contaminated land areas are labelled as such if the danger to the environment is judged to be too great. Metal contamination of topsoil in Seaforth is more likely to occur near factories and other industrial sites. Data on other contaminants, like chlorinated solvents and groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.

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I am completing next April, what should be determined for stamp duty?

A.

The Stamp Duty you must pay is based on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £37720 on a £943000 residential property.

Q.

Is a managing agent fee a disbursement or a fee?

A.

Some solicitors attempt to pass off extra costs as necessary disbursements. It may be unclear if a cost is a fee or not, and if it ought to be included. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote.

Q.

Of large Seaforth mortgage lenders, who have joined your panel?

A.

Homeward Legal can work in conjunction with most lenders registered with the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Seaforth, like First Advice Mortage Services, 1-11 Mersey View, Liverpool, L22 6QA, Davenport Wilson, 35 Liverpool Road North, Liverpool, L31 2HB, and Maritime Mortgage Services, 41A Liverpool Rd South, Liverpool, L31 7BN.

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When buying a period building in one of the conservation areas, where does one find details relating to the standard of repair of the conservation area?

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Conservation areas are set up by the local authority (Sefton) who regulate everything from street furniture to the stoppage of street clutter. English Heritage have created records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in addition to the exposure to a worsening of the condition of the area.

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What sort of flood plain searches in relation to the uncertain risk of possible flooding to properties in Merseyside will the property lawyer in Seaforth actually do?

A.

A vital step in the conveyancing procedure involves your conveyancing lawyer applying for property conveyancing searches that go in some details about the potential risk of flooding in Seaforth. A substantially more thorough flood risk search, such as the Landmark search, may be suggested by a qualified conveyancing solicitor in Seaforth if in the event that the initial searches reveal a risk of flooding.

 
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