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Reasons to use our Sefton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Regardless alternative lawyers say it just might be necessary to visit your conveyancer to execute contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 2 Sefton conveyancers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Sefton
  • 4 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing bank approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Sefton registered with the SRA or CLC.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Sefton 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 will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sefton since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sefton

Me and my fiance are buying a 1 bedroom apartment in Sefton with a mortgage. We like our Sefton lawyer, but the lender says she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the lender panel solicitors or continue with our Sefton conveyancer and pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. This feels very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Sefton conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must vacate my let out flat in Sefton by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. Is it possible to complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to find short term accommodation?

It is unwise to give notice for your letting unless exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not previously done so, speak to your lawyer and ask them to they seek the assistance the owners lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work to achieve

Is it the case that all Sefton CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Santander conveyancing list of approved practices?

Some major lenders now utilise CQS as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their approved list of firms.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Sefton. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. HSBC have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with HSBC your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing instructions contained in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for HSBC. The CML Handbook stipulates minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to HSBC where a lease does not meet these requirements. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to Sefton.

I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in February 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Yorkshire BS are being problematic. The Sefton solicitor who is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Yorkshire BS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Yorkshire BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Yorkshire BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Yorkshire BS 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.

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Sefton. Now, I need the files but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Sefton of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Are there any apps to help locate a Sefton law firm on the HSBC Bank conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am willing to travel upto 25miles to meet the solicitor.

You can use the tool on this page. Please choose the bank and your location and you will see a number of Sefton conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have detailed some Sefton conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can ring them to check whether they are on the HSBC Bank approved list

I’m about to sell my ground floor apartment in Sefton. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have recently had a half-yearly maintenance charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the invoice as you normally would because all ground rent and maintenance payments will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I bought a 1 bedroom flat in Sefton, conveyancing was carried out 3 years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Comparable properties in Sefton with a long lease are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease ceases on 21st October 2088

With just 64 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £14,300 and £16,400 as well as professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Sefton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Hal Emmett & Co, 57 Liverpool Road North, Liverpool, Merseyside, L31 2HF
  • Black Norman Solicitors, 67 - 71 Coronation Road, Crosby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L23 5RE
  • Thos R Jones & Son, 4 Sefton Road, Litherland, Liverpool, Merseyside, L21 7PG
  • Sharman & Son, 4 Coronation Road, Crosby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L23 3BJ
  • Minards Pavlou, 65-69 College Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L23 0RN

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Sefton regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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

Whether you are going through a divorce or separation or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Sefton includes some of the following tasks:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the bank (if relevant)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the transfer of ownership and the home loan (where appropriate) at the HMLR.

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

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