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Conveyancing in Burscough Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

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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At what point do you need to find a solicitor to handle our sale?

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With few exceptions, the sooner the better. Prompt instruction of a conveyancing solicitor for a purchase may mean that your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed, or, if you are selling a property, relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties).

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What environmental concerns can affect land in Burscough, and should they be a concern?

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Land in Burscough may have been contaminated by a broad range of factors caused by man and by nature. Contaminants such as nearby electrical substations and proximity to landfill sites will be considered as part of the environmental searches. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Land/premises At, Cobbs Brow Lane, Lancashire, L40 6JJ.

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We are buying a property where the seller has fitted unsympathetic satellite dishes to the property in Burscough which I think may infringe local conservation area guidelines

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A property solicitor should check if the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have necessary consents.

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Is it advisable that we get searches for chancel liability? We are purchasing on the same street as a 1600s glebe in Burscough.

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Where land in Burscough was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards repairs to a church in the area. Parochial Church Councils in Burscough must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. Your solicitor can provide more details. Burscough church properties include St John's.

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Might the fees for our conveyancing for our sale in Burscough take into account any hidden costs?

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It is unfortunate that buyer should read the terms of their conveyancing quote careful to identify any hidden fees. Homeward Legal will not charge any hidden costs. Our conveyancing quotes offer an honest and accurate fee the legal costs for your move.

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

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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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