By Frances Traynor
24th April 2018
"Working in partnership is critical for less stressful home move."
You must instruct a lawyer to carry out the legal work for your sale or purchase of a property in Blackpool.
Homeward Legal's solicitor network has years of conveyancing experience in Blackpool and all over Lancashire. Our highly proactive approach means we often move you in the shortest possible time.
Our solicitors undertake all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed price.
You will not be charged any property legal fees, if for any reason your Lancashire move does not complete.
With Blackpool experience, our solicitors will lead you through your sale or purchase.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Blackpool is served by the M55, A584 and A586. By rail: The nearest train station is Blackpool North. By air: From Blackpool, Blackpool Airport is 4 miles, City Airport and Heliport (at Eccles) is 49 miles, Manchester Airport is 57 miles, and Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 65 miles.
Hospital: Blackpool Victoria, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, FY3 8NR. Council: Blackpool Council (www.blackpool.gov.uk).
Attractions: Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Tower, The Big One (rollercoaster), Central and North Piers, Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve, and Madame Tussauds Blackpool.Q.
It is imperative to look at the small print of any conveyancing firm’s terms of engagement, particularly if they claim to offer the cheapest quotes around, because there may be a variety of costs hidden there. These costs need to be fair and clear to the client so that they are aware of what they will be paying at the end of the transaction without the bill being inflated. At Homeward Legal, we claim to offer the best value conveyancing but we never hide any costs. All our quotes provide a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.Q.
Homeward Legal has a speed-focused approach to concluding the conveyancing work for customers to meet the seller’s needs. Homeward Legal’s conveyancing methods of working are different from other firms, because we have invested in modern online completion systems that are integrated with other important bodies such as the Land Registry and HMRC. To the seller, we also assign a dedicated property lawyer practised at communicating with everyone in the buyer and seller chain, including landlords, for a quick exchange. They use modern communication methods, too, rather than relying on more traditional, and slower, procedures.Q.
Doing your own conveyancing doesn’t need an assigned solicitor. But this is not advisable for the simple reason that you probably won’t have the necessary experience, thereby slowing down the conveyancing process and even putting your move in Blackpool under risk. In addition, you won’t have the personal indemnity insurance that every solicitor’s firm is obliged to carry to protect clients from any failings in the legal process.Q.
The property solicitor will consult with the relevant Blackpool local council to ascertain the most up-to-date council tax rates relevant to the banding of your proposed property purchase, which should subsequently be included in the title report. The latest tax rates for residents of Blackpool are listed on the Blackpool local authority site (see the public service information section at the head of these FAQs). The rates for the 2016/2017 tax year are:
Retrieved 15 February 2017Q.
Blackpool has many mortgage lenders and brokers, and Homeward Legal works in conjunction with the majority of them. Local Blackpool-based mortgage lenders and brokers include:
As part of the standard searches package, your conveyancer will apply for environmental searches that will include the Blackpool flood risk area information. Furthermore, if the level of risk so dictates, a lawyer might advocate an inexpensive (around £20), more in-depth specialist flood search.Q.
Conveyancing, historically speaking, can be notoriously slow, laborious and highly frustrating for the buyer or seller eager to get moving. For most conveyancing, the time needed to complete everything can be anything from one to three months. The length of time it takes is reliant on several issues which may affect the smoothness of the transaction (e.g. a contentious problem arising somewhere in the chain, or reliance on traditional methods of communication like letter-writing). With the experienced solicitors at Homeward Legal, every purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service, using solicitors who are highly proactive and who use state-of-the-art content management systems and communication methods. We aim to complete the conveyancing work within six weeks. Give us a call on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.Q.
Stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available in the UK.Q.
Disadvantaged areas are identified by local ward. Disadvantaged areas in Blackpool currently include Claremont, Talbot, Clifton, Victoria, Park, Alexandra, Brunswick, Tyldesley, Warbreck, Waterloo and Foxhall. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.Q.
With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, Blackpool conveyancing clients are required to pay no more than £249 for Blackpool searches. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and will not be included in your solicitor's fees.Q.
Following a campaign, English Heritage have put together records of the condition of conservation areas in Blackpool and across England.
Local conservation areas are nominated by the local authority (Blackpool) who manage everything from private spaces to the obstruction of street clutter.Q.
Conservation areas conserve areas of historical merit. You may wish to contact the council if you have specific questions, but your lawyer will investigate the impact of conservation areas or other planning restrictions.Q.
A conveyancer will apply for environmental searches that will include Blackpool flood risk area information. Furthermore a lawyer in Blackpool might advocate an inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more flood search.Q.
Stamp duty is due for property priced at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty reduction is not advised when buying in Blackpool, as such schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty tax may be payable.Q.
The property solicitor will consult with the relevant Blackpool local council to ascertain the most up to date council tax rates, which should subsequently be included in the title report. The latest tax rates for residents of Blackpool are listed on the Blackpool local authority site. As at (27 July 2012) the rates are: