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Conveyancing in Fleetwood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

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The nearest airport to Fleetwood is Blackpool International Airport. Walney Aerodrome Airport is 17 miles away. The closest train station to Fleetwood is Poulton le Fylde.

Fleetwood, Pharos St is the most convenient hospital to Fleetwood.

Q.

I need to find a cheap Fleetwood solicitor to own auction property. What do I need to check for?

A.

Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many conveyancers promote so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra costs are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any extra charges found in terms of engagement should be fair and reasonable.

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What average time should I expect it to take my conveyancing solicitor to conclude all of the conveyancing work on a flat in a Victorian property we are intending to purchase?

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Completion can take anywhere between around a month and 3 months dependent on any number of issues, like the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or re-negotiations following a survey.

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Ulster Bank is our lender, is there anything I need to know?

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Prior to recent changes, almost all solicitors could perform legal work for both buyers and mortgage lenders. Some lenders are now reducing the size of their 'solicitor panel', which may result in higher conveyancing costs for property buyers. We can act for many lenders.

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Would getting a house survey be necessary if we are purchasing a home?

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It is advised that home buyers in Fleetwood book a house survey if you are planning to buy in Fleetwood. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of defects that will impact

a property. These can include settlement and blocked drains. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

Q.

Does my Fleetwood conveyancing solicitor conduct any conveyancing searches on the Lancashire forties terraced building I am intending to purchase?

A.

If applying for a mortgage the building society of bank will expect at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority, Drainage Search and Environmental as well as any specific local searches e.g. a Cheshire Brine Search.

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There are a multitude of books going into great depth on how to do DIY conveyancing for example Conveyancing Forms and Procedures . Do I want to use a Fleetwood property lawyer ?

A.

It can certainly possible to take care of the legal work unaided.

In reality however, a conveyancing solicitor in Fleetwood handles a long list of functions ranging from approving pre exchange checklists and checking that the contract package is in order some of which need training. Nonetheless legal practices are required to carry the appropriate insurance cover in order to protect you from any losses you encounter on the part of the solicitor.

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Can I verify if a residence is in one of Fleetwood's conservation areas?

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There are a number of conservation areas in or near Fleetwood. Living in a conservation area can mean better maintained homes and gardens, but the restrictions can add to maintenance costs. A conveyancing lawyer will discuss the relevant responsibilities.

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What sort of environmental conveyancing searches in connection with the risk and history of local flooding in Lancashire will a conveyancing solicitor in Fleetwood actually apply for?

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A conveyancing solicitor applies for standard protocol property environmental searches that should include Fleetwood flood risk area information. In certain cases a Fleetwood conveyancing solicitor could possibly suggest an inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more specialist flood search.

 
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