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Conveyancing in Lancashire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

Local area services information and addresses ;

Lancashire's closest train station is Lancaster at 9 miles. The nearest airport to Lancashire is Blackpool International Airport (21 miles).

Lancaster, Ridge Lea is a nearby hospital.

Q.

I am looking for the cheapest conveyancing solicitors, we are on a tight budget.

A.

Various firms claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, however additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement which buyers and sellers may have not read carefully A conveyancing quote should also state any disbursements. Charges ought to be reasonable and clear and only come into force where the solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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For a property valued at £91000, what will be worked out for stamp duty?

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The Stamp Duty rate you must pay will depend on the home's value. On a £91000 property, stamp duty will be £0.*

*Correct as of March 2013

Q.

Are some of the conservation areas in Lancashire are at risk?

A.

The directory of the state of conservation areas in Lancashire is chronicled by English Heritage and this data are currently available at their site- Ruff Lane is listed as poor with low vulnerability and deteriorating, Scarisbrick Park is listed as very bad with low vulnerability and condition improving, Leyland Cross is listed as fair with medium vulnerability and deteriorating, Brierfield Mills with Brierfield is listed as very bad with medium vulnerability and condition improving.

Q.

Will a Lancashire solicitor commission official or personal searches on my home purchase?

A.

The conveyancer will brief you about the best course of action, depending on things like building society requirements. If personal searches are used, your conveyancing solicitor may look for a search agent wit local experience, for instance, E Searches Ltd, 9 Tenby Close, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 8JD Tel: 01254 278679 Fax: 01254 278679

Q.

What is gazumping?

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This describes circumstances where the first purchaser's offer is, following agreement, later rejected by the house seller, selecting instead a greater offer. The risk of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a property solicitor early.

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How is Lancashire contaminated land identified during the house-buying process?

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Many of contaminants can harm the resale value of Lancashire property, such as sand or gravel pits. An environmental search can give more clarity.

Q.

Does a property solicitor in Lancashire apply for any searches on the Lancashire Fifties semi-detached home I am buying?

A.

The normal legal protocol will be to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental and perhaps less common searches such as Limestone Search.

Q.

Why could conveyancing for a sale be so delayed? We had a rather slow firm the last time we moved.

A.

The legal work needed to sell or purchase property can potentially be delayed even in the best of circumstances. Some causes are unhappily out of a lawyer's hands. Homeward Legal know how much extra stress these can cause and endeavour to minimise their effect by proactively handling all enquiries. Delays may include waiting for a mortgage offer.

 
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