By Frances Traynor
23rd March 2018
"Teamwork is critical for less stressful completion."
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 Completion, No Fee’-guaranteed quote from Homeward Legal, contact our team on 0800 038 6699. Or try our online quote calculator.Q.
Our CQS solicitors frequently get instructed by buyers at auction. We strongly advise purchasers to select an auction experienced lawyer well in advance of the actual auction to allow for an investigation of the legal papers for the lot. 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:
In theory there is absolutely no argument at all why a home buyer cannot handle the greater majority of the conveyancing without assistance. The truth is however that a Widnes lawyer is in charge of a large number of actions e.g. approving enquiries on searches and interpreting management accounts some of which require the relevant training.Q.
Conservation areas categorise areas of historic or architectural significance. These restrictions create additional maintenance and repair responsibilities, but the benefits will include an increase in local property values. Your lawyer will advise further.Q.
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.
The customary legal procedure will be to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental and Cheshire Brine Search (Coal Authority), and possibly less common searches, like a British Waterways.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.