Conveyancing Solicitors in Crosby

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Conveyancing in Crosby

Conveyancing describes the work a solicitor does to transfer the legal title of a property from a seller to a buyer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Crosby, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Crosby and Sefton clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Birkenhead, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral

Crosby Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Crosby

A town in Merseyside, Crosby is known for its beach, home to Antony Gormley's 'Another Place' sculptures. Popular residential areas include Blundellsands and Brighton-Le-Sands. Crosby has several railway stations, providing links to Liverpool. Crosby has a population of approximately 52,000.

Crosby house prices

The average price paid for a property in Crosby between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Crosby (2023/24)

Crosby is in Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,486.74
B £1,734.53
C £1,982.32
D £2,230.11
E £2,725.69
F £3,221.27
G £3,716.85
H £4,460.22

What will my solicitor do?

During a property purchase, your conveyancer will take care of the technical side of the transaction. This means performing due diligence on the property, including obtaining searches from authorities including Sefton Council, raising questions for the seller's solicitor and reviewing contracts of sale.

Crosby conveyancing solicitors may also undertake searches for flood risk and historic industrial activity.

Buying with a mortgage?

When buying with a mortgage, it is normal for your solicitor to also act for your mortgage bank.

Your transaction could take weeks longer if your lawyer is not on your mortgage provider's panel.

Over 100 building societies, banks and lenders have approved our chosen partner solicitors, so we can help you complete your Crosby transaction smoothly.

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Conservation areas

When you buy a flat or house in a conservation area, your property lawyer will need to check for planning approval issues, e.g. solar panel restrictions or an unapproved loft conversion. Conservation areas in Crosby and the Sefton local authority include:

  • North Meols
  • Sefton Village
  • Homer Green

Listed buildings

There exist around half a million listed buildings across the country, and around 590 of which are in Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Crosby include:

  • 52 And 54 Waterloo Road, Crosby, Sefton
  • Ennis Cottage, 58 And 58A, Waterloo Road, Crosby, Sefton
  • Christ Church, Waterloo Road, Crosby, Sefton
  • Boundary Wall And Gateways To Christ Church Churchyard, Waterloo Road, Crosby, Sefton
  • 2-12 Wellington Street, Crosby, Sefton

Listed buildings come with complex rules that the owner must adhere to. Examples of the duties faced by listed property owners include consent required for energy efficient alterations, and an obligation to maintain and preserve the property to prevent deterioration. Our expert solicitor panel will clarify the legal duties your ownership will impose.

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New Build Conveyancing

The legal work for purchasing a new build in Crosby is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Crosby must be able to deal with things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, investigating road and drainage issues and specific lender requirements.

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Selling a house or flat in Crosby

At the start of the property selling process in Crosby, your conveyancer will assemble all essential documents, including title deeds and the various property information forms, and help you fill out these forms.

The solicitor's role involves resolving any potential issues, answering enquiries from the buyer's solicitor and redeeming the mortgage.

By taking action to coordinate with all stakeholders, like estate agents, landlords and lenders, your conveyancer will help make sure your sale is completed successfully.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Correct, it can take much more time to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold property, compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review several leasehold-related documents. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually the result of the time required by to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond, so the seller's solicitor ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer.

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

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Remortgage conveyancing

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

Make sure you verify your lawyer's lender panel membership before you instruct your solicitor.

Our partner panel solicitors are on the legal panels of over 100 mortgage lenders. Whether you are switching to an equity release mortgage from Leeds Building Society or taking out a home reversion mortgage from Investec Bank, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are inheritance tax (IHT) planning, gifting a share of a property or changing the legal ownership structure, you will need to transfer equity.

Your property lawyer will deal with the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Crosby?

Some of the fees included in conveyancing quotes can be unfamiliar, especially for first time buyers.

Conveyancing fees

These fees are what your conveyancer charges you for the tasks they complete during your transaction. The quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Disbursements

The conveyancing quote should also include any disbursements, which are third-party costs, such as Stamp Duty, property searches and a chancel liability search.

Check for additional fees

Some firms may include additional charges in the small print, resulting in a final bill that is higher than the original quote. When you compare conveyancing quotes, watch out for undisclosed fees missing from the original quote.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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