Conveyancing in Wirral Q & As

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Conveyancing in Wirral Q & As

You will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work on your behalf, when buying or selling or a home in Wirral.

Our panel of solicitors at Homeward Legal has many years’ experience of conveyancing in Wirral and across Merseyside. Our highly proactive working methods mean we complete your move in the shortest possible time.

Transport and public service information if you’re buying or selling residential property in Wirral

  • Add your content...By road: Wirral is served by the M53, M56 and A540.
  • By rail: The principal train stations are Birkenhead Central, Ellesmere Port, and New Brighton (Wallasey).
  • By air: Liverpool John Lennon Airport is approximately 15 miles, and Hawarden Airport is approximately 28 miles from Wirral.
  • Hospitals: Arrowe Park, Arrowe Park Road, Upton, Birkenhead CH49 5PE;
  • Ellesmere Port, 114 Chester Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6SG;
  • Victoria Central, Mill Lane, Wallasey, CH44 5UF.
  • Council: Wirral Council (
  • Attractions: Lady Lever Art Gallery, Spaceport, Mersey Ferry, Wirral County Park, Hilbre Islands, and Wirral Transport Museum.

How do I find a cheap solicitor in Wirral to sell a residence?

There are many firms that offer so-called cheap conveyancing with enticing quotes. However, there are often fees hidden in the small print of the terms of engagement, which inexperienced and busy homeowners might miss. Homeward Legal never hide any costs, and our quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.

We are purchasing a house in Wirral. Do we need 'conveyancing searches'?

These searches are enquiries requested by the buyer's property lawyer via specific agencies. Searches cannot be used in place of a building survey and will not identify structural issues (for example, rotten roof timbers). Such issues are in the purview of the survey.

Is Homeward Legal able to move fast on the conveyancing for property auction properties in Wirral?

Yes. Homeward Legal specialises in auctions and frequently do the legal conveyancing for both buyers and sellers at auction. It is crucial for auction buyers to formally instruct a suitable lawyer as fast as possible to allow for a thorough investigation of the legal papers for the lot well in advance of the property auction. Homeward Legal’s specialist solicitors have in the past been instructed by numerous successful bidders at local auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London. Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions, and Drivers Norris.

What search enquiries will a conveyancing solicitor conduct for a property in Wirral?

As part of the customary legal procedure performed by your appointed conveyancing solicitor, the following searches will be obtained:

  • Local Authority (personal or official)
  • Drainage Search (Con29DW)
  • Environment Search
  • (and occasionally) less common searches, (e.g. a Subsidence report).

Should I read about DIY conveyancing when buying a home? Would it be an unrealistic idea to carry out the conveyancing on my own?

There are no legal reasons at all why you as a buyer should not look after the conveyancing work yourself. That said, a lawyer is familiar with a huge array of actions (such as applying for office copies of lease and other land registration documents, or notifying all parties of exchange), many of which require training and experience. Were you to take on the work yourself, there is a real risk of significant delay in completing the conveyancing. Moreover, legal practices are obligated to carry personal indemnity insurance cover to protect you in the event of any negligence.

For fast conveyancing to buy a £317k residence, what can we do to speed up the process?

Crucial to making the buying process faster is appointing a proactive property lawyer like those on Homeward Legal’s solicitor panel. You should also consider the following:

  • Do they use email, telephone and fax as the preferred mode of communication?
  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
  • How soon will they order searches?
At Homeward Legal, our conveyancing solicitors always use email, fax and the phone rather than letters, since the use of technology is faster than the traditional methods. Use the online quote calculator or give us a call on 0800 038 6699 to talk about obtaining a fixed-fee quote.

As a consequence of the widespread flooding in September 2012 in Northwest England, I am wondering if conveyancing searches will be thorough enough to identify the risk of flooding for the purchase of my house in Wirral?

Conveyancing searches conducted by the property solicitor in Wirral will always include an environment search that will look at the history of flooding in the area to identify the level of risk. Should the level of risk dictate it, a more in-depth flood search will be ordered. If you are still concerned, it might be worth trying to contact a close neighbour to the property you are buying, or obtain advice from a local Merseyside flood damage business, such as: Concept Solutions, 8 Riverbank Close, Lower Heswell, Wirral, CH60 8PP (Tel: 0151 933 9911).

How many weeks will conveyancing take, on average? I am buying a flat in Wirral.

Generally speaking, the number of weeks required to transfer property can vary enormously, influenced by several disparate issues affecting the property (including the failure of third parties to answer queries promptly, or someone in the chain awaiting confirmation of a mortgage offer). The average falls somewhere between a month and twelve weeks. With Homeward Legal's Wirral property experts, your sale, purchase or remortgage receives fast and efficient service, who will endeavour to complete the transaction within 6 weeks. Contact us on 0800 038 6699 to obtain a fixed-fee quote with a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.