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Transfer of Equity in Lancashire

A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Lancashire Q & A's

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Updated: 24/10/16

Local area services information and addresses ;

Lancashire's closest train station is Lancaster at 9 miles. The nearest airport to Lancashire is Blackpool International Airport (21 miles).

Lancaster, Ridge Lea is a nearby hospital.


I am looking for the cheapest conveyancing solicitors, we are on a tight budget.


Various firms claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, however additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement which buyers and sellers may have not read carefully A conveyancing quote should also state any disbursements. Charges ought to be reasonable and clear and only come into force where the solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.


Which areas of Lancashire are safeguarded by a conservation area?


Parts of Lancashire considered be of 'special architectural and historic interest', like 18th century suburbs, may be designated as conservation areas. Ruff Lane, Scarisbrick Park and Leyland Cross are among the conservation areas in Lancashire. Your property solicitor will be able to offer more information and address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.


Is it recommended that we get a chancel search? I am purchasing on the same street as a church built in the 1600s in Lancashire.


Where land in Lancashire was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to pay for repairs to churches. Parochial Church Councils in Lancashire must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. Your solicitor can provide more details.


My lender is Bradford and Bingley - what will I need to check?


Recently, a number of lenders have decreased the number of firms on their approved panel, potentially creating greater conveyancing costs for house purchasers. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act on behalf of the vast majority of UK mortgage lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay the lender's costs.


We are buying a property where the seller appears to have installed removal of chimney stacks to the house which I think might conflict with the Scarisbrick Park conservation area guidelines.


The solicitor will carry out searches identify if the property is affected by a designated conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have the appropriate permissions from the Ribble Valley planning authority.


I have read about the major flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England I am concerned that flood risk searches might not be sufficient?


Conveyancing searches (environmental) carried out by the Lancashire conveyancer will include the more thorough search (Landmark) if required.

If you are apprehensive you might try to get in touch with a next door neighbour.


I am buying a restored chapel in the parish of Liverpool St David. Should we order a chancel search?


Your conveyancing lawyer may suggest a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the building being purchased is found. Although some church councils have opted to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, there is no guarantee that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before will continue to be free from liability, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.


Why could conveyancing for a sale be so delayed? We had a rather slow firm the last time we moved.


The legal work needed to sell or purchase property can potentially be delayed even in the best of circumstances. Some causes are unhappily out of a lawyer's hands. Homeward Legal know how much extra stress these can cause and endeavour to minimise their effect by proactively handling all enquiries. Delays may include waiting for a mortgage offer.