By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Working together is the secret to less stressful home move."
If you are buying a home, or selling a flat, or wanting to remortgage, then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have many years of experience in Widnes and across Cheshire. With our results-driven, speed-focused conveyancing methods, it all means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Property lawyers who undertake all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed cost.
If your Cheshire move does not complete you will not be charged any property legal fees.
With area conveyancing experience, our property lawyers will guide you through the whole of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Widnes is served by the A557, A562 and A5300. By rail: The nearest train station is Widnes. By air: Widnes is closest to Liverpool John Lennon Airport (7 miles), Hawarden Airport (25 miles), and Manchester Airport (26 miles).
Hospital: Halton General, Hospital Way, Runcorn, WA7 2DA. Council: Halton Borough (www3.halton.gov.uk).
Attractions: Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Pickerings Pasture, Victoria Park, Gladstone Memorial Fountain, Spike Island Nature Reserve, and Widnes Market.Q.
The conveyancing process may take more time than planned, even where there is no chain to consider. Unfortunately, on occasion, the reasons are beyond a solicitor's power. Homeward Legal seeks to reduce their consequences wherever possible by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
The best advice is to put off booking a removal firm until such time as both sides have firmed up your home-moving date, which occurs once exchange of contracts has completed. Once you are ready to appoint a firm, you could try:
In some cases, lenders have decided to reduce the number of solicitor firms on their approved panel. For property buyers, this can result in significantly increased legal costs. However, Homeward Legal is able to act on behalf of most lenders, thereby eradicating the possibility of extending your legal bill.Q.
Many estate agents have arrangements with solicitors whereby they refer work to them. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, the agent may prefer to suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, and not the most appropriate choice for your needs. Talk to our experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs and to receive your free, fixed-fee quote.Q.
To be brutally honest, a lot of Cheshire conveyancers are very slow, and this usually adds even more anxiety to the stressful rigmarole of buying or selling a home. In addition to utilising cutting-edge productivity systems, we always assign you to a carefully selected property lawyer qualified to communicate with the whole chain (such as lenders and other solicitors), in order to fulfil a fast sale.Q.
Your conveyancing report on title will give you the appropriate Halton council tax band and rate. The latest tax rates for residents of Widnes are set out online at the Halton local authority site (a link to the homepage is in the public service information at the head of these FAQs). For the 2017/2018 tax year, the rates were:
Retrieved on 6 April 2017Q.
A property solicitor is required to verify if the property is inside a designated conservation area, and, if so, whether any alterations have the required consent. If there is no evidence of the consents, your solicitor can advise you on the next steps, including taking out indemnity insurance (to protect you if you have to reverse the building alteration), or requesting retrospective planning permission.Q.
Our solicitors at Homeward Legal never hide any extra fees for any reason. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, which makes a ‘quote’ appear attractive. As a result, you may face a much greater total fee when you have completed. To discuss your needs and to obtain your free, fixed-fee, ‘No Move, No Fee’-guaranteed quote from Homeward Legal, contact our team on 0800 038 6699. Or try our online quote calculator.Q.
Usually a conveyancing report on title will give the appropriate Halton council tax band. The latest tax rates for residents of Widnes are set out online at the Halton local authority site. Currently (05 September 2012) rates are:
For the majority of buyers and sellers, the length of time taken to sell or purchase a residence does vary, with reference to several considerations including cases where a property has a mortgage. With our specialist solicitors, each client is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.Q.
Many estate agents have arrangements with solicitors whereby they refer work to them. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, the agent may prefer to suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most appropriate choice.Q.
Flood searches carried out by a solicitor in Widnes will include a more thorough Landmark flood search if the risk warrants it.
If you remain worried why not approach a next door neighbour or local Cheshire flood damage business - for example: Colin Bain Painting & Decorating, 6 Camberwell Park Road, Widnes, WA8 3EQ Tel: 0151-420 3323.Q.
Our solicitors never hide any hidden extra charges. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.Q.
It is well established that buying faster is the key to instruct a proactive conveyancer. There are a range of things you, as the purchaser, can do to get moving sooner. These include:
An experienced lawyer will conduct standard protocol environmental searches that should include Widnes flood risk area information. A more in-depth flood search, such as the Homecheck search, could be advocated by the property solicitor in Widnes if the results of the enviro. search suggest a potential flood risk to the Fifties home.