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Updated: 13/10/16

Local area services information

As determined by the most recent census (2011) Lancaster has a residential population of 328,704 spread over an area of 262,905 hectares (649,652 acres) giving a population density of 1.3 people per hectare or 0.5 per acre.

The closest airport to Lancaster is Walney Aerodrome Airport. Blackpool International Airport is 21 mile and away. The nearest train station to Lancaster is Lancaster, almost 1 mile away.

Lancaster is close at inside a couple of miles off the M6 Junction 34 Southbound.

Lancaster is the nearest hospital to Lancaster.


I need the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Lancaster. What should I check?


This catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra fees will be included in the terms. Additional fees should be fair and clearly defined. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.


We are on a deadline and will need to ensure a fast conveyancing transaction, what should we do?


Contacting a proactive lawyer is essential to fast Lancaster conveyancing. When identifying an appropriate a lawyer, you should ask yourself the following: Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed. Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Was there a delay delivering a quote?


We are buying a unique property in a conservation area, how do I locate details concerning the state of repair of the area?

Conservation areas are created by the local Lancaster planning authority, who manage conservation area concerns from whether trees can be cut down to street clutter.

English Heritage now maintain records of the condition of conservation areas in Lancaster and throughout England in addition to the trend of the area.


Are there any disadvantaged areas in Lancaster?


Disadvantaged areas in Lancaster are identified by ward boundary. Areas in Lancaster currently include Alexandra, Skerton East, Poulton and Skerton Central. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.


Will a Lancaster solicitor order any property on the Lancashire Victorian mid terrace bungalow I am intending to purchase?


If applying for a mortgage, your lender mandates at least specific searches, including - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search, and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches, which might include Commons Registration Search.


Would you recommend that I get a chancel search? I am purchasing in Lancaster.


Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Lancaster property likely to be affected. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including the Title Register database. Lancaster church lands where chancel liability may apply include St Lukes, St Paul's Hala Worship & Community Centre, St George Marsh and St Chad, Skerton.


Which local authority is responsible for Lancaster?


Lancaster is located in Lancaster City Council, Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ, contact: 01524 582 000


Should we choose the property lawyer named by the agent?


If you instruct a firm referred this way, you may have the advantage of the agent being able to induce a slow solicitor to work faster, however, these referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as the agent may prefer to suggest the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.