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Conveyancing in St Helens Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

The nearest train station to St Helens is St Helens Central, approximately a mile away. St Helens's nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (10 miles). Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 21 mile s, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 20 miles, Howarden Airport is 23 miles and Eccles Airport is 15 miles away.

The most convenient hospital is St Helens.

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What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £359,000 residence?

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Several conveyancers advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing, however additional charges may inflate your final bill. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

Q.

The agent has offered the law firm whom they usually use. Is it advisable to instruct them?

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An agent in Petts Wood will have influence over a conveyancing firm they refer a lot of work to, and can therefore induce a slow solicitor to work faster. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, some agents choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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Would you advise making the effort to hold off paying stamp duty on buying a house in St Helens?

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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.

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For fast conveyancing to buy a £521,000 property, what do we need to do?

Many buyers will, correctly, argue that contacting a proactive, diligent conveyancer is key a fast completion. Consider the following when selecting:

  • What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase.
  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
  • How soon will they order searches?

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Has soil in St Helens been contaminated by cadmium?

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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.

I f I read up on handling the legal work when buying and selling a maisonette - Would it be viable to carry out the conveyancing on a DIY basis without any help?

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There is absolutely no reason why a buyer cannot decide to do the greater majority of the legal work without the help of conveyancer in St Helens. That said, a conveyancer in St Helens handles a large array of jobs including checking redemption statements and locating planning docs most of which require a skilled professional.

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I am completing next September, what should be worked out for stamp duty?

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The SDLT payable will depend on the purchase price of the property. It is £56100 on a £1122000 home (source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, 15/01/2013).

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I am selling in St Helens, and have had a quote from you. Will I need to pay any extra costs?

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No. We will never charge any extra, hidden fees. Our conveyancing quotes offer an single, accurate price the legal costs for your move.

 
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