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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in St Helens

Why would I use a St Helens conveyancing solicitors firm given that web based alternatives are easier on the wallet?

Its a good idea to get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in St Helens and you should seek an affordable quote but don’t become consumed with searching for the lowest priced St Helens conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a distressing move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from an experienced lawyer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of continuity that you will never get with an online conveyancer. He or She will update you as to progress and keep you informed. If you ever need to call the office you will be sure who you need to speak to and we'll ensure you are kept fully informed.

How does conveyancing in St Helens differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in St Helens contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because new home sellers in St Helens tend to purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in St Helens or who has acted in the same development.

What is different about your site and alternative online quote calculators when it comes to conveyancing in St Helens?

At this site get a conveyancing quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the issues for your conveyancing in St Helens. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not operate referral deals with solicitors. A large number of agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm who pay the most per referral, rather than the best value conveyancing in St Helens

I am 3 weeks into a residential purchase having been referred to a firm by the high street agent to carry out the conveyancing in St Helens. We are not happy. Can you help me find new conveyancers?

They would need to be really poor in order to consider replacing them. Has the mortgage been issued? In the event that it has you need to advise them of the replacement solicitor and have the offer are re-sent. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid escalating costs and complications. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. Our find a solicitor tool should help you find a bank approved conveyancer for your conveyancing in St Helens

All being well we will complete our sale of a £325,000 maisonette in St Helens in just under a week. The management company has quoted £360 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in St Helens?

St Helens conveyancing on leasehold flats ordinarily involves administration charges invoiced by managing agents :

    Answering conveyancing due diligence enquiries Where consent is required before sale in St Helens Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your lawyer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for St Helens leasehold premises is £350. For St Helens conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to supply answers.

I purchased a studio flat in St Helens, conveyancing formalities finalised 6 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable flats in St Helens with a long lease are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease ceases on 21st October 2074

With only 55 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £31,400 and £36,200 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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