By Frances Traynor
18th October 2017
"A solicitor team to place confidence in during your move."
Selling a house? Buying a flat? Extending the leasehold on your current property? Then you will need to instruct a property lawyer to complete the legal side of things.
Homeward Legal's swift and proactive approach to conveyancing and the many years of experience by our panel of solicitors in St. Helens and across Merseyside means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our property lawyers carry out all the legal work for your move for a fixed cost of conveyancing in St Helens.
If for any reason your Merseyside house move does not complete you will not be charged any solicitors fees.
With St Helens conveyancing experience, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the whole of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: St. Helens is served by the M6, M57, M62, A58, A570 and A580. By rail: The nearest train station is St. Helens Central. By air: There are three reasonably accessible airports from St. Helens: Liverpool John Lennon Airport (14 miles), Manchester Airport (33), and Blackpool Airport (45).
Hospital: St. Helens, Marshalls Cross Road, St. Helens, WA9 3DA. Council: St. Helens Council (www.sthelens.gov.uk).
Attractions: World of Glass Museum, Northwest Museum of Road Transport, Clinkham Wood, and Taylor Park.Q.
No. In Homeward Legal’s conveyancing quotes, there are never any hidden costs. Unlike many other firms, who claim to offer the lowest conveyancing quotes, only for you to discover extras in the small print, with Homeward Legal, what you see is what you get. Homeward Legal’s quotes provide clear statements of your legal fees and disbursements for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to obtain a fixed-fee quote.Q.
Since the Law Lords took the decision that home-owners near to church property could be liable for paying the bills for the upkeep of the buildings, it’s possible that your new home is subject to these costly charges. However, the Parochial Church Council responsible for the rectory manor will have needed to register their interest in requiring nearby home-owners to pay the costs of the upkeep. This makes the chancel search a simpler process, and it may be advisable for your solicitor to order one. Your conveyancer should also be able to tell you which indemnity insurance options are available.Q.
Considerable measures are taken in and around St. Helens to remediate soil contamination, which may be the result of historical or current agricultural or industrial usage. Environment search results will factor in contaminants, including various metals, and others such as chlorine and groundwater contamination. Your solicitor will detail the findings of the search in the title report.Q.
There is no legal imperative for you to use a lawyer to cover the conveyancing and it is true that you could probably do most of it yourself. However, Homeward Legal would strongly advise that you don’t embark on this for two main reasons: first, you are probably inexperienced and some of the more complex and technical legal tasks may inject delays, which could jeopardise your entire move and leave you paying far more than you budgeted; second, and most critically, you will not have the personal indemnity insurance that all law firms are obliged to carry to protect you. Instead, why not call our team of experts at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your options and to obtain your fixed-fee quote matched with our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
An important component in the conveyancing procedure when purchasing a house involves a property lawyer conducting environmental searches, which will provide some details with regard to the local St. Helens flood-risk. If the level of risk is deemed significant, your solicitor can order a more in-depth flood-risk search.Q.
Of the lenders with local offices in and around St. Helens, Homeward Legal regularly works with all the major companies. Lenders and mortgage specialists in St. Helens include:
It is unfortunate that often solicitors are sluggish in completing their tasks, which brings huge amounts of additional stress to the legal process. Homeward Legal only ever introduce you to carefully-selected solicitors who will always communicate through every part of the buyer and seller chain, using phone, fax and email rather than the slower, traditional methods. In addition, our property lawyers are picked because they all use advanced, automated practice management systems to complete on your transaction as close as possible to your preferred move date. Give our experts a call on 0800 038 6699 to arrange your fixed-fee conveyancing quote.Q.
If you are applying for a mortgage, your lender will direct a solicitor to order at least the following searches:
We are auction specialists and do frequently handle the legal work for bidders at auction. It is critical to formally instruct their chosen lawyer as rapidly as possible to allow sufficient time for a thorough investigation of the legal pack well in advance of the property auction date. Post property auction a prepared lawyer will be geared up to conclude the conveyancing in less than 28 days, a normal requirement of conditions of sale.Q.
An important component in the conveyancing procedure of purchasing a property involves a conveyancing lawyer conducting environmental searches that provide some details with regard to the local St Helens flood risk.Q.
We do not advise purchasers undertake any stamp duty scheme. These schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later imposing penalties and investigating all your tax matters.Q.
Buyers need to be aware that, in some cases, lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, resulting in increased legal costs for buyers if their solicitor is unable to act both on their behalf, and for their lender. Homeward Legal can act on behalf of most lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.Q.
It is strongly advised that home buyers in St Helens arrange a home surveyor to carry out a survey. Numerous defects can affect a property. These can include dry rot.Q.
Considerable measures are taken in and around St Helens to remediate soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as chlorine and groundwater contamination.Q.
St Helens is located in St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, Contact Centre, Wesley House, Corporation Street, Merseyside, WA10 1HF, Call: 01744 456 789