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The city of Liverpool has one of the largest economies in the UK.

Historically its growth came from its importance as a major port and trading city, and recent multi-million pound investments will ensure that the Port of Liverpool continues its expansion. Throughout the rest of the city significant regeneration since 2010 has made Liverpool an attractive place to set up home. This is reflected in its demographics, with just under half the population being under 30 years old.

With the new development at Liverpool Waters just getting under way, and a huge range of cultural and leisure attractions, the city continues to be a vibrant place to live and work.

Liverpool Conveyancing: FAQs

The legal process for buying or selling a home can be daunting. We have put together a list of questions that Liverpool conveyancing clients often ask us, to help you get your sale or purchase started. Please call us on 0800 022 4108 if you have anything you would like to discuss in more detail.

Buying property in Liverpool

I am buying a new build property in Liverpool - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for buying a new build in Liverpool can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Liverpool must be able to deal with things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and BLP.

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Liverpool City Council in 2022?

Liverpool is situated in Liverpool City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Liverpool Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,463.31
B £1,707.20
C £1,951.08
D £2,194.97
E £2,682.74
F £3,170.51
G £3,658.28
H £4,389.94

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Are you paying more Council Tax than you should be?

I'm buying a property in Liverpool - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the initial search results will recommend further searches such as a specialist environmental search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Liverpool purchase use our calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

Selling property in Liverpool

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time required by your lawyer to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property, so your solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found.

Read more:

Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Remortgaging in Liverpool

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Liverpool property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 1.25% (June 2022). A good Liverpool remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a 100% mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a flexible mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, we can help.

Get a remortgage conveyancing quote

Transferring equity in Liverpool

I am transferring equity in a Liverpool property - do I need a solicitor?

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.

Get a transfer of equity conveyancing quote

Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Liverpool

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

Legal fees, such as the equity loan fee and buy-to-let fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like Coal search fees or Lawyer Checker fee.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Liverpool home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Liverpool property lawyers FAQs

Are Liverpool conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Liverpool offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out what you will pay when your property sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Liverpool?

Almost all flats are leasehold. The conveyancing for leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold home because there is more work involved and more technical complexity exists.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Liverpool 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
  • Liverpool experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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