By Frances Traynor
19th April 2018
"Working together is the secret to an easy completion."
If you are buying or selling your home in Lancaster, or want to remortgage, you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
The property lawyers on Homeward Legal's panel have years of conveyancing experience in Lancaster and across Lancashire. Our proactive, speed-driven approach means we frequently complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Solicitors who carry out all the legal work for your move for a fixed rate.
If for any reason your Lancashire house move does not complete we do not charge you any property legal fees.
With their area expertise, our solicitors will guide you through your sale or purchase.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Lancaster is served by the M6, A6, A589 and A683. By rail: The nearest train station is Lancaster. By air: Lancaster is closest to Blackpool Airport, which is 30 miles away.
Hospital: Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 4RP. Council: Lancaster City (www.lancaster.gov.uk).
Attractions: Lancaster Castle, Roman Bath House, Lancaster City Museum, Clougha Pike, Williamson Park, and Lancaster Cathedral.Q.
Whether buying or selling property, the sooner you instruct a conveyancing firm, the better. Conveyancing involves a number of tasks that can be performed very early in the process. Instructing your solicitor sooner for a purchase allows you can shave days off the duration by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer. Or, if you are selling a property, relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties). Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to obtain your fixed-fee quote backed up with our ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
If you instruct a firm referred in this way, you may have the advantage of the agent being able to induce a slow solicitor to work faster. However, these referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or other local firms, as the agent may prefer to suggest the firm which pays them the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation or your best interests at heart.Q.
If you are applying for a mortgage, your lender will mandate at least these searches:
Of the lenders and brokers with branches near Lancaster, Homeward Legal works with the large majority of them. Lancaster lenders and mortgage specialists include:
With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, clients are expected to pay at most £249 for a standard suite of searches. Searches are paid to a third party, and are not included in a solicitor's fees. Give us a call to find out more on 0800 038 6699 and to obtain your fixed-fee conveyancing quote.Q.
A conveyancer will apply for official property environmental searches that should include Lancaster area flood-risk data. A substantially
more detailed conveyancing search, such as the Homecheck search, will often be suggested by a qualified Lancaster conveyancing solicitor, in the event that the initial searches indicate a significant risk of flooding at the property.Q.
We always adopt a very efficient approach when carrying out the legal work to meet the home-sellers’ needs. Homeward Legal’s solicitors, regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, approach the conveyancing very differently to other property lawyers. We always use state-of-the-art document-production systems, which are integrated with various bodies such as the Land Registry and HMRC. Crucially, we allocate you a conveyancing solicitor practised at communicating end-to-end along the property chain. Try our quote calculator or give us a call on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee conveyancing quote.Q.
No. Our solicitors will never charge any hidden extra costs to buy or sell a property. At Homeward Legal, our quotes are clearly laid out, so you will know what your final legal bill will be for your move, allowing you to manage your transaction effectively.Q.
Of lenders with branches near Lancaster, Homeward Legal work with the bulk of them. Lancaster lenders and mortgage specialists include Furness, 2 Lancaster Gate/St. Nicholas Arcades, Lancaster, LA1 1NB, Halifax, 29-31 Penny Street, Lancaster, LA1 1UA, and Skipton Building Society, 39 Penny St, Lancaster, LA1 1UA.Q.
Searches are standard questions ordered on your behalf. You need to be aware that, searches only relate to the legal condition of the property's title.Q.
With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, clients are expected to pay at most £249 for searches. Searches are paid to a third party, and are not included in a solicitor's fees.Q.
Stamp Duty will depend on a small range of considerations, including the house's value. For a house or flat purchased for £983000, stamp duty will be £39320.*
*This information correct as of 01/03/2013Q.
Your solicitor would will encourage you delay until the point where contracts have exchanged as beforehand typically an agreed moving date will not have been set.
Local removals firms include 24 7 Removals Of Lancaster, 24 Chester Place, Lancaster, LA1 4HA Phone: 01524 848298 or White & Co, 38A Lune Ind Est, Lancaster, LA1 5QP Tel: 01524 64364.Q.
Our firm regularly do the legal work for buyers at auction. Our highly qualified solicitors and conveyancers have previously acted for countless vendors at local auctions such as Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.
Canny bidders will instruct a conveyancing solicitor as early as possible for a full report of the lot prior to the actual auction. Subsequently, following the actual auction your Homeward Legal lawyer is wholly able to concentrate on finishing all of the legal work in the reduced time frame as usually required by the auction conditions.Q.
A conveyancer applies for official property environmental searches that should include Lancaster flood risk area data information. A substantially more detailed conveyancing search, such as the Homecheck search, will often be suggested by a qualified Lancaster conveyancing solicitor, if in the event that the initial searches indicate flood risk to the property.