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Updated: 21/10/16

Living in Hawkshead? ;

The nearest airport to Hawkshead is Walney Aerodrome Airport. and Hawkshead's nearest train station is Windermere at 4 miles.


Hawkshead points of interest


Beatrix Potter Gallery National Trust and Tarn Hows Waterfall are around Hawkshead.

The closest hospital to Hawkshead is Westmorland General.


How do I get a cheap solicitor in Hawkshead for buying a freehold home?


Several firms claim to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees can increase your solicitor's invoice. A conveyancing quote should list costs to be paid to third parties, e.g. the Land Registry, (disbursements). Extra fees found in your solicitor's terms ought to be reasonable. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


We are intending to purchase a converted chapel in Ravenstonedale. Should we get a chancel search?


A solicitor responsible for your move may suggest that a chancel search is taken out. Chancel repair dues can be collected on current owners of a residence where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners.


Does our professional conveyancing solicitor in Hawkshead report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band H building before exchange of contracts?


Your property solicitor will speak to the South Lakeland local council to ask about the relevant council tax rates, which will subsequently be added to the conveyancing report on title.

Council tax rates for properties in Hawkshead are set out online at the South Lakeland local authority website. As at (30 December 2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,044.00
  • Band B - £1,218.00
  • Band C - £1,392.00
  • Band D - £1,566.00
  • Band E - £1,915.00
  • Band F - £2,263.00
  • Band G - £2,611.00
  • Band H - £3,133.00


Is a contract race fee a disbursement or fee?


Some firms frequently hide additional costs as disbursements. It may be unclear whether a cost is a disbursement or not, and whether it should be included. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, but some solicitors do charge extra for this.


Do I need to make use of the firm of solicitors referred by our agent?


Your Pentwyn agent will be able to influence a solicitors firm they refer a large number of clients to, and can therefore exert pressure on a solicitor to wrap up the process as soon as possible. Such referrals need to be considered carefully, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.


Which local authority is responsible for Hawkshead?


Hawkshead is located in South Lakeland District Council, South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4UF, Tel: 0845 050 4434


Which particular property searches conveyancing searches should a conveyancer in Hawkshead apply for a Hawkshead house?


The routine procedure is to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search, Environmental and Gypsum Mining Search as well as any specific local Hawkshead searches for example Commons Registration Search.


Do fixtures and fittings include things like furniture?


Commonly, fixtures are 'fixed' to the property and fixtures are free-standing. Fixtures and fittings are regularly not considered, which makes the early agreement of the fixtures and fittings form so important.