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Prescot Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Prescot conveyancing is Lack of Planning Permission
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 75 days for conveyancing in Prescot
  • 3 June was the busiest month and May was the next busiest month while March was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Prescot
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Prescot that are buy to let is 50%
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Prescot since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Prescot

What tips do you have for searching for commercial conveyancing in Prescot?

First ask relatives who they would recommend.

Option 2 is to search the web for conveyancing in Prescot. Pick up the phone to a couple or more firms from the list and invite them to forward you their conveyancing fees and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will oversee your conveyancing in advance ofcommitting.

Third is to use our search tool to help you find the right solicitors taking into account your individual expectations including location,deadlines, complications and who your intended lender is. Resist the temptation to go for low cost conveyancing in Prescot

Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Prescot even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance if I intend to buy a shop in Prescot with a loan from Nottingham Building Society?

Our comparison service is mainly there to help choose domestic conveyancing solicitors in Prescot but we have listed at the bottom of this page some Prescot commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the solicitors directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Nottingham Building Society

I happen to be the only recipient of my late mum's will with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Prescot. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in February. I now wish to sell up. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship will be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the house in February. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be caught by that. How sensible a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the lender as this requirement chiefly exists to capture subsales or the flipping of properties.

Are all Prescot Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the UBS conveyancing list of approved firms?

Some major banks and building societies now use CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our home loan from Nottingham as we intend to carry out renovations to our home in Prescot. Do we need to choose a bricks and mortar Prescot solicitor on the Nottingham conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Nottingham would not normally require firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Prescot with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not move on the amount so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The estate agent advised me not to tell my lawyer about this deal as it will impact my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Prescot ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks will refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold home.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can check via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Prescot. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Am in the process of purchasing my 1st house in Prescot. Conveyancing lawyer already chosen. The broker suggested that a survey is not needed as the house is just 17 years old.

The bare minimum you need a Home Buyer's Report. As the property is over 10 years old the property will not benefit from a warranty, so you don't want to take a risk. Where a property of this age shows no signs of defects a Home Buyer's report could be sufficient. They will highlight any obvious problems and recommend further investigation if relevant. Where there are any indications of material issues get a comprehensive structural survey.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Prescot

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Prescot with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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

Home buying in Prescot is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Checking the title to the property
  • Conducting Prescot conveyancing searches for the title
  • Reviewing draft sale agreement and other papers collated by the owner’s lawyer
  • Submitting enquiries with the owner’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the purchase contract
  • Going through replies given by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (if applicable)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; reporting to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the new ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

Prescot commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a variety of aspects of commercial property law

    Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals Land use planning and environmental issues Subletting, licences and sharing occupation General advice on title or other property issues Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities

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

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