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Reasons to use our Birkenhead conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Birkenhead lawyer are the key to a successful Birkenhead conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 Solicitor conveyancing firms have valuable personal links with Birkenhead selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Birkenhead
  • 4 Birkenhead property lawyers work in conjunction with Birkenhead estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress all the way along
  • 5 Personal touch together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Birkenhead home moves can be made a lot more protracted due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Birkenhead since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Birkenhead

My previous conveyancer has quoted £1400 for freehold conveyancing in Birkenhead. I’m hoping to sell a Georgian property for £275,000. Are the quoted fees excessive? Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Birkenhead?

The charges are a bit high. If you shop around you might shave off some of the expense by as much as £125. That being said, you mightlive to regret choosing an an unknown conveyancer. Don't forget to ensure the firm can act for your bank. Do make use of our search tool to find a Birkenhead conveyancing company on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Birkenhead.

Please could you recommend a Bank of Scotland allowed Birkenhead conveyancing conveyancer who can have us moved in within 28 days? Would it be better to use a high street Birkenhead solicitor or an online conveyancer?

We can recommend some very good Birkenhead conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Birkenhead. Approach some well established firms and ask to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a costs illustration. Explain your deadline together with your reasons and get a commitment on your deadline. Select the one that appears most efficient.

Can I be sure that the Birkenhead conveyancing solicitor on the Nationwide panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Birkenhead seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor handling your conveyancing.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Birkenhead off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Nationwide. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.

I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Birkenhead. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their conveyancing practitioner. I paid an advanced payment of £150. Soon after, the conveyancer called me to say that they were not on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Yorkshire BS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could impact a commercial site in Birkenhead?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Birkenhead will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Birkenhead. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Birkenhead.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Birkenhead it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Birkenhead commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Birkenhead.

I own a leasehold house in Birkenhead. Conveyancing and Britannia mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Birkenhead who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

First make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Birkenhead conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I purchased a studio flat in Birkenhead, conveyancing was carried out in 1999. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Birkenhead with an extended lease are worth £255,000. The ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2096

With only 73 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

We are in the throes of a leasehold sale of a flat in Birkenhead. Conveyancing lawyers are doing their job but we are being charged a fortune by the landlord. To date we have issued a cheque for £295.50 for a leasehold management pack and then a further £118 for supplemental queries supplied by the purchaser's solicitor.

Neither you or your conveyancer will have any control over the extent of the bill for this information however the typical fee for the information for Birkenhead leasehold property is £355. When it comes to Birkenhead conveyancing deals it is customary for the vendor to pay for these costs. The freeholder or their agents are not duty bound to answer these 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 legislation that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. There is no set time frame by which they are obliged to provide the information.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Birkenhead regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Birkenhead but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Brunswicks Law Limited, 24 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6AY
  • Percy Hughes & Roberts, 19 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6AY
  • Haworth & Gallagher, 39 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5BP
  • Fph Law, 11-12 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6AX
  • Jackson Lees, 44-45 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, CH41 5AR

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Birkenhead

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Birkenhead with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Kjp Law Limited, First Floor, Birkenhead House, 17-21 Price Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6JN
  • Norman Jones Solicitors, 27 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6AZ
  • Percy Hughes & Roberts, 19 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6AY
  • Haworth & Gallagher, 39 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5BP
  • Fph Law, 11-12 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6AX

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Birkenhead regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Birkenhead but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Kennan Kay Kerr Legal Services Llp, 246 Stanley Road, L20 3ER

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