Find out more about conveyancing in Lancashire
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Lancashire, you will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you. Our property lawyers have many years’ experience helping home buyers and sellers in Lancashire, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Conveyancing in Lancashire: A mover's guide
One of the fastest-growing destinations for people moving out of London, Lancashire is a county that has both tradition and modernity baked in.
Affordable homes, stunning countryside and historic seaside resorts ensure that Lancashire has huge appeal for those who fancy urban or rural living, with easy access to the big cities of the north-west such as Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.
Longing for a life in Lancashire? Find out more about moving home and conveyancing in Lancashire.
What does conveyancing in Lancashire involve?
Conveyancing is the term used for the process of buying and selling property, including all the paperwork and legal formalities for buying, selling, remortgaging and transferring equity. When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Lancashire, they will begin the process, which includes essential property searches, negotiating the price, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal works with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in Lancashire. Find out more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.
How do I get a quote conveyancing in Lancashire?
For a quote for conveyancing in Lancashire, head to our online quote builder. Choose your transaction and provide a few details about yourself and the property. You'll get an instant quote on screen and confirmation via email. Or you can call Homeward Legal on seven days a week to talk direct to our team. For your convenience, you can arrange a callback at a time that's convenient to you.
Why should I choose a Lancashire conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
With first-class customer service and competitive quotes, Homeward Legal is the best option for all Lancashire conveyancing services. Some other good reasons to choose Homeward Legal are:
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Lancashire will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- We only work with conveyancing solicitors regulated under the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
- We never use complicated or unnecessary jargon. We always explain the conveyancing process in plain English.
- Our no-completion protection offer ensures you do not lose out if your transaction fails to complete for any reason.
- We always put you first. The hundreds of positive Trustpilot reviews show how high customer satisfaction is with our service.
*Your quote from Homeward Legal will cover common conveyancing costs in line with the information you've provided to us. Depending on the specific circumstances of your transaction, and after discussion with your solicitor, there may be additional non-standard fees which would be in addition to the fee quoted by Homeward Legal.
How much does conveyancing in Lancashire cost?
Each transaction is unique, so there is no one-price-fits-all for how much Lancashire conveyancing costs. The value of the property involved will affect the price, as will its tenure - whether leasehold or freehold. For a property purchase in Lancashire, conveyancing costs will include search, Land Registry fees, solicitors' and bank transfer fees, Stamp Duty Land Tax*** and more. You can find out more in our guide to average conveyancing fees.
***Please Note; the government temporarily increased the amount at which stamp duty is paid to £500,000, for property sales in England and Northern Ireland. This was due to end on 31 March, but it was announced in the 2021 Budget that it will now end on 30 June. After this date, the starting rate of stamp duty will be £250,000 until the end of September. Stamp duty will then return to the level of £125,000.
The conveyancing process explained
Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.
Where are Lancashire's best home-mover destinations?
The Lancashire town of Waddington was named as one of the UK's Best Places to Live in 2020 by the Sunday Times, its judges lauding its unspoilt northern charm. The Ribble Valley where Waddington lies is a favourite with those looking to make a home in Lancashire, located on the edge of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Other rural favourites include Colne and Goosnargh.
On the coast, popular locations include the iconic seaside resorts of Blackpool and Morecambe, as well as the likes of Lytham St Anne's, Heysham and Fleetwood.
For more urban living, you're spoilt for choice in this former hub of industrial power. There are the county's two cities. historic Lancaster and Preston, along with major towns such as Bolton, Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington and Chorley.
How much does an average property cost in Lancashire?
Lancashire can be considered a county of some extremes in house prices. The Land Registry's most recent data on sold property prices puts the county average sold price at £150,439. Contrast that with Fylde Council, which covers Lytham, where the average property sells for £199,245 and Ribble Valley where the average is £223,164. You can get an idea of average property prices in all local authority areas in Lancashire at the Land Registry.
Is conveyancing in Lancashire slower when buying a leasehold property?
The two most popular types of property tenure in England are leasehold and freehold. There are around four million leasehold properties across England and Wales, mostly flats and apartments but many houses, too. Leaseholders only own the property and not the land on which it stands, which remains in the ownership of a freeholder (landowner). Buying leasehold can occasionally be more complicated and take a little longer because a Lancashire conveyancing solicitor must make specific enquiries of the freeholder. Our thorough guide to buying leasehold has all you need to know.
Which council has control of schooling in Lancashire?
The education authority is Lancashire County Council, which is responsible for all state schools in the area. There are also several independent and academy schools in the county. You can find out the Ofsted ratings for your chosen school on the government website.
Does Lancashire property have an increased flood risk?
Heavier rainfall and storms over recent years have led to serious flooding events across all areas of England. Parts of Lancashire are at increased risk of flooding because of its topography, long coastline and many rivers. If you are buying a home, your Lancashire conveyancing solicitor can instruct a flood-risk search to reveal any potential threat. The Environment Agency guide to flood risk has lots of helpful information.
What searches do I need for Lancashire conveyancing?
When buying property in Lancashire, a conveyancing solicitor will explain the essential searches required to complete your transaction. Our informative guide to all searches needed for conveyancing tells you all you need to know. These are some of the most common searches:
- Local authority search: Details planning consents and provides information on conservation areas, such as Ormskirk town centre and Morecambe West End.
- Mining search: Lancashire's history of coal mining makes this search crucial for identifying areas of old mining shafts and tunnels.
- Environmental search: Shows any contaminated land and pollution, such as former industrial sites and brownfield land development.
- Chancel repair liability search: A rare historic charge that means a property owner must pay for repairs to the local Church of England.
Did you know?
An incredible 80 percent of Lancashire is officially classed as rural, making the county the perfect spot for those who love the great outdoors.
Legend has it that King Arthur's sword, Excalibur, is buried under Martin Mere, a wetland centre near Ormskirk that is the largest freshwater lake in England.
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Towns and districts within this county include:
Accrington, Adlington, Bacup, Bamber-Bridge, Barnoldswick, Bispham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, Burscough, Carnforth, Chorley, Cleveleys, Clitheroe, Colne, Common-Edge, Croston, Darwen, Euxton, Fleetwood, Garstang, Great-Harwood, Heysham, Lancaster, Leyland, Longridge, Longton, Lytham, Lytham-St-Annes, Morecambe, Nelson, Ormskirk, Parbold, Penwortham, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Preston, Rossendale, Rufford, Skelmersdale, St-Annes, St-Anns, Thornton-Cleveleys, Walton-Le-Dale, Whalley