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Conveyancing in Burscough Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/04/18

Handy local public service facts ;

Burscough's nearest airport is Blackpool International Airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 18 miles, and Eccles Airport is 21 mile away. Burscough Junction train station is approximately a mile from Burscough.

Ormskirk, Ormskirk & District General is a relatively close hospital to Burscough.

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How do I get fixed rate conveyancing in Burscough?

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Many conveyancers offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Any extra fees found in your solicitor's terms ought to be fair and clearly defined. They come into force only if your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Will my assigned conveyancing solicitor in Burscough report back to me about the cost of council tax for a Band C apartment before exchange of contracts?

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Your solicitor will consult with the appropriate council to find out the appropriate council tax band and rates, which will subsequently be written in the conveyancing report on title. The correct rates for residents of Burscough are detailed on the West Lancashire council site. Currently, 03 June 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,013.00
  • Band B - £1,181.00
  • Band C - £1,350.00
  • Band D - £1,519.00
  • Band E - £1,856.00
  • Band F - £2,194.00
  • Band G - £2,531.00
  • Band H - £3,038.00

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How many weeks does it take for my assigned conveyancing solicitor to conclude the legal process for the lower floor of building?

Completion can take anywhere between 1 month and 3 months dependent on a number of issues such as the speed of the sellers lawyer, or the speed of the local authority. Homeward Legal's property solicitors are extremely focused on pushing transactions through and endeavour towards exchanging as rapidly as achievable.

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I am planning on buying a house in a conservation area in Burscough. How does one find more data in respect of the state of upkeep?

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Local conservation areas are designated by the local West Lancashire planning authority, who preside over conservation area concerns from what can be demolished to the hindrance of poorly maintained public spaces. English Heritage have conducted a survey and created records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.

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I am intending to buy a rectory in the parish of Hindley. Do we need a chancel search?

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Your conveyancing lawyer could advise that a chancel search is ordered. In older areas of Burscough, chancel repair may be imposed on current owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so.

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We ideally need to exchange contracts on the legal process a house within 4 weeks, are you fast Burscough solicitors ?

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Homeward Legal takes an extremely active method to conducting legal work to suit a clients time frame. By using the latest technology and HMRC and Land Registry integrated systems . We always also give sellers carefully selected property lawyer prepared to communicate with everyone in the home buyer and seller chain such as freeholders, to achieve a fast completion.

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For a property valued at £878000. What will be calculated for stamp duty?

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The SDLT that is payable will rely on the value of the property. Stamp duty will be £35120 on a £878000 home (correct March 2013).

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We are buying on a brownfield land. Is chromium topsoil contamination likely?

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Even where some contamination has occurred in Burscough, risk levels are usually low. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including ammonia.