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Main reasons to let us assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Eccleston and St Helens

  • 1 Eccleston and St Helens solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally results in a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Our site is the only site that enables you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Eccleston and St Helens will be carried out by a law firm on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Eccleston and St Helens
  • 5 Regardless other lawyers tell you it may be necessary to visit your conveyancer to execute contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add the postman into the equation.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Eccleston and St Helens since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Eccleston and St Helens

I plan on buying a leasehold flat in Eccleston and St Helens. My Conveyancer has never been on on the lender conveyancing panel. Can I still continue with my Eccleston and St Helens conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the mortgage company panel?

One must use a conveyancer to complete the legal work required when you require a mortgage to purchase your property. They will carry out all the necessary investigations on the property, make sure that you’re registered as proprietor and ensure that all the required mortgage documentation is in order. You may appoint a Eccleston and St Helens conveyancing practitioner of your choice. Nevertheless, if the conveyancer appointed is not on the bank conveyancing panel additional fees will arise as separate legal representation will be need by the lender. Lender panel applications may be submitted, so where your solicitor has not historically applied for membership they should do so.

Can you help? My Eccleston and St Helens lawyer is advising me that he has toorder Eccleston and St Helens conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Lloydsconveyancing panel. Do I not have any options here?

Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are taking a mortgage with a lender your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook specifications . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Eccleston and St Helens conveyancing searches.

I am planning to acquire a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Eccleston and St Helens who is on the Platform Home Loans Ltd approved. Can you recommend a local firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Platform Home Loans Ltd in certain locations such as Eccleston and St Helens. We dont recommend any particular firm.

This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as FTB of a garden flat in Eccleston and St Helens. Do I collect the keys to the premises on the completion date from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Eccleston and St Helens?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Eccleston and St Helens. Your solicitors will arrange to send the completion advance to the seller's conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be invited to pick up the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

I'm the sole recipient of my late mum's will and I have everything in my name now, including the house in Eccleston and St Helens. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in March. I want to move. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', meaning my property ownership could be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the house in March. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?

The CML handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be impacted by that. Some lenders would take a pragmatic view as this clause is principally there to pick up on subsales or the quick reselling of properties.

I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in October 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Nationwide are being problematic. The Eccleston and St Helens solicitor who is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Nationwide are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Nationwide have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Nationwide have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nationwide may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

4 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Eccleston and St Helens concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Eccleston and St Helens. Before diving in I require certainty as to the remaining lease term.

If the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Eccleston and St Helens - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I invested in buying a 1 bedroom flat in Eccleston and St Helens, conveyancing was carried out 4 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable properties in Eccleston and St Helens with an extended lease are worth £211,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease terminates on 21st October 2092

With just 68 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £9,500 and £11,000 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Eccleston and St Helens regulated by the SRA

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

  • Haygarth Jones, 109-111 Corporation Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1SX
  • J Keith Park Solicitors, Claughton House, 39 Barrow Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1RX
  • J Keith Park Solicitors, Barrow House, Barrow Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1RX
  • Nicholas John Hall Limited, Barrow House, 26 Barrow Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1RX
  • Frodshams Solicitors Limited, 17/19 Hardshaw Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1RB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Eccleston and St Helens regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Eccleston and St Helens practicing in commercial conveyancing in Eccleston and St Helens. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Haygarth Jones, 109-111 Corporation Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1SX
  • Frodshams Solicitors Limited, 17/19 Hardshaw Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1RB
  • Barrow And Cook Solicitors Limited, 5-7 Victoria Square, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1HH
  • Tickle Hall Cross, Carlton Chambers, 25 Hardshaw Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1RP
  • St Helens Law Limited, 19-27 Shaw Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1DF

Eccleston and St Helens commercial property solicitors draw on a wide range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Commercial development (from overage and options through to site acquisitions and construction) Property finance for investment and development loans for banks and borrowers Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Lease renewals and variations Property finance transactions, including sale and leaseback

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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