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Prescot Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 75% freehold and 25% leasehold conveyancing in Prescot for last year
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270
  • 3 Average time frame of 66 days for registration of title in Prescot
  • 4 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Prescot conveyancing is Restrictive Covenant
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £1,521

Examples of recent conveyancing in Prescot since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Prescot

My mortgage broker requires my Prescot lawyer’ panel member for the Nat West conveyancing panel. What is the best way to obtain this. I have tried my local Prescot branch but they have not got back to me yet.

Have you tried calling your Prescot conveyancing practitioner about this?. They should have a central record lender panel numbers.

My wife and I have a semi-detached Victorian house in Prescot. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Yorkshire Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Prescot and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing lawyer who completed the work.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Prescot with a loan from Clydesdale. The sellers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not to tell my solicitor about this deal as it may put at risk my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Prescot is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Prescot are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Prescot you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Prescot may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Prescot and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Prescot. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Prescot area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Prescot. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

Searching for a conveyancing solicitor in Prescot. I did have one sorted but he's not on the panel for Santander. It seems that these days most lenders only allow solicitors on their panel. Extremely frustrating restricting the choice for the paying public. Please can you refer me to a cheap Prescot conveyancer that will assist us as well as represent Santander?

The purpose of this site is restricted to being a directory service for lawyers who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Santander in certain locations for example Prescot . We dont recommend any specific lawyer.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Prescot

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Prescot practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Angels Solicitors, 17 Smithford Walk, Tarbock Green, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 1SF
  • Levins Solicitors, The Willows, 2 Rupert Road, Huyton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L36 9TF
  • Gary Williams Solicitors Limited, Grasmere House, 155 Leathers Lane, Halewood, Liverpool, Merseyside, L26 1XG
  • Mackrell And Thomas Limited, 144 Liverpool Road, Huyton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L36 3RG
  • Simply Social Housing Limited, Oid Bank House, 1a Deacon Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6EA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Prescot regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Prescot specialising in commercial conveyancing in Prescot. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Angels Solicitors, 17 Smithford Walk, Tarbock Green, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 1SF
  • Levins Solicitors, The Willows, 2 Rupert Road, Huyton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L36 9TF
  • Simply Social Housing Limited, Oid Bank House, 1a Deacon Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6EA
  • Byrne Frodsham & Co, 1-3 Deacon Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6EB
  • Nyland & Beattie, 61-63 Albert Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6JS

Home buying conveyancing in Prescot ordinarily consists of the following:

  • Conveyancer instructed by the buyer on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Prescot property searches with respect to the title
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation collated by the owner’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Submitting queries with the owner’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase agreement
  • Going through replies given by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (where applicable)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; reporting to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completion of and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the purchase and the mortgage (if applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

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