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Buying a house in St Helens

Located in Merseyside in the northwest of England, St Helens is a large town with a population in its borough of over 100,000. Boasting a strong location close to both Liverpool – just over 10 miles away – and Manchester – less than 25 miles – there is strong demand for housing in the area. Since 2002 My Home Move Conveyancing have been developing our knowledge and expertise of local property markets like St Helens, meaning we can offer our clients in the area an outstanding specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service. When considering the sale or purchase of property in St Helens, you must obtain the services of a lawyer to carry out the legal work on your behalf. My Home Move Conveyancing offer our clients in the St Helens area an award winning level of customer service, creative use of technology and specific detailed knowledge of the local market. Our conveyancing service comes for a fixed fee and with no hidden extra costs to worry about, so you can budget for exactly what you’ll pay from the outset. If you don’t end up moving, you won’t have to pay us anything. We will assign you a dedicated conveyancer who will take care of all aspects of your case from start to finish, providing you with a consistent point of contact and regular updates on your progress. At My Home Move Conveyancing we offer assistance to homebuyers across St Helens, from the town centre with its shopping opportunities and lively weekend nightlife to the pleasant Eccleston suburb and the Sutton area with its access to St Helens Junction railway station.

Local statistics

The average house price in St Helens is £96,554. During the past year most sales involved semi-detached properties, which went for an average of £125,975. Terraces fetched an average of £78,297, detached properties £220,303 and the relatively small number of flats £67,236.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is St Helens Council. They can be contacted on 01744 676 789 or at the following address: St Helens Council Contact Centre Wesley House Corporation Street St Helens WA10 1HF

The local area

Lying around six miles north of the River Mersey, St Helens is found in the historic county of Lancashire, but nowadays is classed as being in Merseyside. It grew to prominence during the Industrial Revolution thanks to its importance in coal mining and glassmaking, while cotton and linen were another two significant industries. Cultural draws include the World of Glass Museum and the North West Museum of Road Transport, while St Helens also boasts a number of open spaces and major parks, including Taylor Park. There is a wide selection of primary schools in the borough, including Bleak Hill on Hamilton Road, Rainford Road’s St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary and Merton Bank Primary on Roper Street. Secondary options include Cowley International College, De La Salle School and Lansbury Bridge School in Parr. St Helens’ strong location means that there are excellent transport links in the area, with the M62 running to the south of town, M58 to the north, M6 to the east and M57 to the west. A train to Liverpool Lime Street from St Helens Central takes around half an hour while Manchester Piccadilly can be reached in under an hour. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is just over 10 miles away, while Manchester Airport is around 25 miles from St Helens.

Split by area. Figures are for non-parish areas of St Helens Borough.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,105.73

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,290.02

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,474.31

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,658.60

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,027.17

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,395.76

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,764.33

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,317.20

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm