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Conveyancing in Southport Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Blackpool International Airport is 9 miles from Southport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 23 miles and away. Southport's closest station is Southport.

Southport, Southport & Formby General is the most convenient hospital for Southport.

Q.

Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? We need fixed rate conveyancing.

A.

Many property lawyers advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra charges are often hiding in small print. Excited buyers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Your quote must also state costs to be paid to third parties, such as the Land Registry, (disbursements).

Q.

Does your solicitors company manage the conveyancing for property auction properties in Southport?

A.

Homeward Legal is able to act for buyers at auction. Usually specialist auction lots are included at property auctions and these necessitate deeper review by the conveyancer Conveyancers therefore strongly suggest that buyers formally appoint a qualified lawyer prior to the auction day to allow time for a full review of the legal pack. Thereafter, following the auction, the property lawyer should be ready for swiftly get through the conveyancing process in less than 28 days, a normal requirement of auction conditions.

Q.

In 1 month we are looking to be finally moving from our terraced building in Southport to a new dwelling in Sefton at what stage to book a house removal firm?

A.

The ideal way is for home movers to delay arranging removals until such time as both sides have firmed up an absolute move date that generally occurs once signing of contracts. If you are looking for a local company try Southport & Formby Ltd, 55 Hoghton St, Southport,

PR9 0PG Telephone: 01704 501222 or McDowell Removals & Storage, Isle Of Wight/Stamford Rd, Southport, PR8 4EX on 01704 567411.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Southport?

A.

Southport is located in Sefton Council, 324- 342 Stanley Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 6ET, contact: 0845 140 0845

Q.

When in the conveyancing process is it appropriate to arrange a solicitor to act for us?

A.

With few exceptions, the faster you instruct the better, as the legal work can begin immediately. Some authors suggest waiting before instruction until an offer has been firmly agreed, but you will then be at a serious disadvantage in the event of a contract race, or buyer eager to move quickly.

Q.

What will the council tax cost for a Sixties Band G apartment in Southport?

A.

The relevant band will frequently be detailed within the conveyancer's title report, as well as by the local authority. Council tax charges for Southport are detailed online at the Sefton council site. Currently, 18 August 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £997.00
  • Band B - £1,163.00
  • Band C - £1,329.00
  • Band D - £1,495.00
  • Band E - £1,827.00
  • Band F - £2,159.00
  • Band G - £2,491.00
  • Band H - £2,990.00

Q.

We are using a local lender in Merseyside, and need to know which Southport lenders you can work with. Whose panels are your solicitors on?

A.

Of lenders with local offices nearby Southport, we in conjunction with most. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Southport include Britannia, 20 London St, Southport, PR9 0UE, Harrison Business Finance, 15 Hoghton St, Southport, PR9 0NS, and Southport Investment Bureau, 70 Sandon Rd, Southport, PR8 4QD.

Q.

For our lender, we have chosen the Co-operative Bank, what do I need to know?

A.

Until recently, solicitors could carry out mortgage-related work for most lenders. Buyers need to be aware that, recently, a number of lenders have decreased the number of firms on their approved panel. This can mean increased conveyancing costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal, fortunately, are able to act for most mortgage lenders.

 
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