Litherland Conveyancing: FAQs
Our clients often have lots of questions about moving home in Litherland, and about the conveyancing process in general. Below is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions:
Buying property in Litherland
How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council in 2022?
Litherland is situated in Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are:
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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Litherland?
Searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Litherland conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
I am buying a leasehold property in Litherland - what do I need to know?
Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and marriage value issues.
Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
Selling property in Litherland
Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?
Yes, it can take much more time to complete the legal work on a leasehold house or flat,compared to the sale of a freehold property.
The buyer's conveyancer must review several leasehold-related documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by your lawyer to get these documents together.
Your solicitor should commence this as soon as possible, because this paperwork could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond.
Remortgaging in Litherland
I am remortgaging a property in Litherland - do I need a solicitor?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The base rate is now at 1.25% (June 2022). A good Litherland remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.
Transferring equity in Litherland
How do I transfer equity in my Litherland home?
When a joint owner of a property gives or sells their share in the property to a new owner or owners, this is called a transfer of equity. A solicitor can carry out the legal work required for this transfer, including any Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) paperwork. Your conveyancing solicitor can carry out transfer of equity (and remortgage) work for a fixed, low fee.
Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Litherland
Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?
A key difference between conveyancing fees and disbursements is who they are paid to.
Legal fees are paid to your solicitor for the work they do, whereas disbursements are paid through your solicitor to third parties like local authorities.
How much should I be paying in conveyancing legal fees in 2022?
Hidden fees and potential additional costs could unexpectedly add to your final conveyancing bill, so when you are comparing Litherland conveyancing quotes, you should check what each quote does include. If a fee is included in one online quote but not another, check the small print.
If you are buying a leasehold property, with Help to Buy, or a share of freehold, check if there is an additional charge for this extra work.
General Litherland property lawyers FAQs
Are Litherland conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Litherland offer services on an hourly basis.
Some property lawyers work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your property transaction goes through.
If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with a No Move, No Fee guarantee.
How we can help you
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Litherland and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.
We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.
- No Move, No Fee Guarantee
- Fixed fee conveyancing service
- Litherland experts
- CQS-accredited panel solicitors
All-inclusive quote from £384 inc VAT