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Reasons to use our Moreton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Moreton conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Moreton conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Moreton is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 The organisations identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 4 Moreton property lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 Moreton conveyancers work in partnership with Moreton estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Moreton since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Moreton

My partner and I are approaching an exchange on a flat in Moreton and my parents have sent the ten percent deposit to my solicitor. I am now advised that as the deposit has been received from someone other than me my solicitor needs to make a notification to my lender. Apparently, in also acting for the bank he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I advised the mortgage company regarding my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?

Your lawyer is obliged to clarify with the bank to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only reveal this to your lender if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

It is is a decade since I purchased my home in Moreton. Conveyancing lawyers have recently been instructed on the sale but I am unable to find the title deeds. Is this a major issue?

You need not be too concerned. Firstly the deeds may be with the lender or they could stored with the solicitor who handled your purchase. Secondly the chances are that the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Moreton involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is not registered it is more tricky but is resolvable.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Moreton I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Moreton suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be an issue. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

Is it possible to transfer to a new conveyancer as I need to retain one who is on the Britannia conveyancing list. I was using a local conveyancing solicitor in Moreton round the corner but she is not approved by Britannia

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Moreton on the Britannia panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we list do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Moreton. In utilising search facility on this page, you can scrutinise charges for conveyancing solicitors in Moreton and throughout England and Wales.

Jane (my partner) and I may need to let out our Moreton basement flat temporarily due to a career opportunity. We instructed a Moreton conveyancing firm in 2003 but they have closed and we did not think at the time seek any advice as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

A lease governs the relationship between the landlord and you the flat owner; specifically, it will indicate if subletting is banned, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The rule is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. The majority of leases in Moreton do not prevent strict prohibition on subletting – such a clause would undoubtedly devalue the property. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a duplicate of the sublease.

I invested in buying a studio flat in Moreton, conveyancing having been completed 3 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar properties in Moreton with over 90 years remaining are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2086

You have 64 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £15,200 and £17,600 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

We have just found out that one of the directors of the solicitors handling the purchase conveyancing in Moreton is related to the owners that we are purchasing from. Is this permitted?

As long as there is no conflict of interest this is permitted. If you are requiring mortgage finance then the bank may have a say as many mortgage companies have specific requirements on this. For example for RBS - Virgin One as of 5/5/2022, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

No, your firm may not act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower. However, your firm may act if a separate fee earner or separate partner within the firm acts for us.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Moreton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Moreton with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Moreton. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • J P Almond & Co, 23 Market Street, Wirral, Merseyside, CH47 2BG
  • The Hetherington Partnership Limited, 32 Market Street, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside, CH47 2AF
  • Valentine Duggins Solicitors, 101 Wallasey Road, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 2AA
  • Robert Bingham Limited, 26-28 Liscard Crescent, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 1AE
  • Kirwans, 363 Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH42 8PE

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Moreton regulated by the CLC

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

Planning law solicitors in Moreton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Moreton with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Moreton
  • Brunswicks Law Limited, 24 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6AY
  • H J Walker Sibia, 59 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5AT
  • Weightmans Llp, 100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9QJ
  • Hill Dickinson Llp, No. 1 St. Paul's Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9SJ
  • Brabners Llp, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 3YL

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

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