If you need help buying or selling a home in Liverpool, or you’re after assistance with re-mortgaging, transfer of equity or another property-related legal matter, we’re here for you. Our solicitors have expert knowledge of the local property market and offer a wide range of excellent value conveyancing services.
Buying or selling property
Our conveyancing solicitors understand that when you’re buying or selling a home, the stakes are high. There can be a lot of legal back and forth in these transactions and failing to take the appropriate steps at the right time can result in major problems. If you’re not careful, you could end up making costly mistakes and you may even find the transaction or property chain falls through. That’s why we offer comprehensive conveyancing services that cover all aspects of the buying and selling process.
The team can help you with:
Drafting and checking contracts
Regardless of whether you’re purchasing or selling a home, it’s essential that you’re satisfied with the terms of the contract. This document lies at the heart of the entire transaction, so there’s no room for mistakes. If you fail to spot something of importance, you could be left facing unwelcome surprises further down the line.
Fortunately, our specialist conveyancing lawyers are on hand to ensure this doesn’t happen. Experts in drafting property contracts and checking these documents over, they’ll help to ensure the contract you sign meets your requirements. They can also help you to negotiate different terms if you see something you don’t like. For example, if a survey reveals work is required on the property, our solicitors can help you to negotiate a lower sale price to take account of the money you’ll need to spend on the repairs.
Carrying out searches
When you’re buying a property in Liverpool, you can count on us to carry out all the relevant searches and checks on your behalf, including drainage, water, environmental and land charges. We’ll also do local authority searches looking into everything from the boundaries of the property and rights of way to planning permissions or constraints, as well as any disputes affecting the property.
These detailed checks will help to ensure you’ve a full picture of the property before you purchase it.
Once both the seller and buyer are happy with the terms of the transaction, we’ll liaise with the other party’s solicitor to set a date for contracts to be exchanged.
After the contracts have been exchanged, we’ll carry out any remaining financial checks and set a date for the deal to be completed. Our solicitors appreciate that timings are crucial at this stage and they’ll ensure everything happens in the right sequence and at the right time. They’ll also take care of the transfer of funds and, once the money has been paid and the keys handed over, they’ll inform the Land Registry. In addition, if you need to pay stamp duty, our lawyers will arrange for this to happen.
Our conveyancing solicitors can assist you with re-mortgaging too. Our team will represent you when speaking to your lender, helping with:
- Explaining the terms of the new loan offer
- Proof of identify
- Property searches
- Checking the title deed
- Requesting a redemption statement
- Final checks and completion
- Handling the transfer of funds
Other conveyancing services
In addition to these services, we can help you with any of the following:
- Portfolio investment purchases
- Shared ownership, including staircasing transactions
- Transfers of equity/ deed of gift
- Off-plan/ new build purchases
- Lease extensions
- Equity release
- Acquisition and disposal of residential property development sites
- Shared equity schemes, such as Help to Buy
- Ground rent sales
- Variations of leases and variations of restrictive covenants
- Reconstruction of titles if deeds can’t be found
- Deeds of easements
As part of our commitment to honesty and transparency, and to ensuring our clients know exactly what to expect when they come to us for help, we offer fixed price quotes for our conveyancing services. This means that you’ll know how much you need to pay from the outset, so there won’t be any unwelcome surprises further down the line.
To find out how much our services cost, simply get in touch with our team and explain your circumstances and what you need our help with. We’ll then provide you with one comprehensive price for the work required to complete your property transaction.
Experience you can trust
Our property solicitors have vast experience in all areas of property law and are perfectly placed to help you achieve your goals. As part of one of the UK’s largest law firms, with offices across the country, they’re renowned for their impressive attention to detail and client care. They’ll keep you updated at every stage so you know exactly what’s happening at all times. They’ll also communicate with you in plain language, avoiding any unnecessary jargon.
To discover more about the services we offer and how we can assist you, contact us today. You can reach us on freephone 0808 175 8000 or you can complete an online form and we’ll call you at a time that’s convenient.