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Conveyancing in Blackpool Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Buying a home in Blackpool? Relevant regional public service facts -

In reference to the most recent (2011) national census, the population of Blackpool 276,623 spread over an area of 39,451 acres which equals a density of residential population of 7.0 people per acre.

Blackpool is about 3m of Junction 4 Eastbound of the M55.

Blackpool's closest airport is Blackpool International Airport (3 miles). Walney Aerodrome Airport is 24 miles away. Blackpool's nearest train station is Blackpool North.

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Blackpool area info

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Staining Windmill and Blackpool Sea Life Aquarium are around Blackpool.

The closest hospital for Blackpool is Blackpool, Devonshire Rd.

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How do we get a cheap solicitor for buying a leasehold house?

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Various property lawyers offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra fees are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Excited buyers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Additional costs included in your solicitor's terms should be clearly defined. They come into force only if your lawyer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements should be included on your quote. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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Could Blackpool top-soil be contaminated by selenium?

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Though the dangers are usually minor, contaminated land areas are labelled as such if the danger to the environment is judged to be too great. Also considering issues such as herbicides, contaminants affecting Blackpool property will be factored into an environmental search.

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What average time should I expect it to take the property lawyer to handle the conveyancing formalities on a terraced house we hope to buy in Blackpool?

Completion can take anywhere from one month to three months, contingent on a number of factors such as the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or the speed of the local authority. Our property lawyers are highly results-orientated, with the aim of completing the process as soon as possible.

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I am buying a property in Ringley. Will a chancel search be necessary?

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The conveyancer may suggest a chancel search. Through some parish councils have decided to exact chancel repairs on owners, it is not possible to be certain that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will remain liability-free for new owners. For property in the parish of Ringley, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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Of major Blackpool mortgage lenders, who is on your panel?

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Of lenders with branches around Blackpool, Homeward Legal work in conjunction with most. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Britannia, 3-5 Clifton St, Blackpool, FY1 1JD, Mortgage Shop (Blackpool), 67-69 Topping St, Blackpool, FY1 3AF, and Skipton Building Society, 26 Birley St, Blackpool, FY1 1DU.

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The vendor appears to have installed roof aerials on the building in Blackpool which might possibly overstep conservation area criteria

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Your solicitor to check if your new home is affected by a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have appropriate consents. If no authority consents be supplied your solicitor will advise you of the alternatives such as seeking cover from an indemnity policy or requesting retrospective permission from Blackpool council.

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In what ways does my Blackpool conveyancer advise me on the risk of local flooding in the Blackpool region?

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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.

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How do I avoid paying stamp duty?

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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.

 
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