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Conveyancing in Lancaster Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 30/04/17

Local area services information

As determined by the most recent census (2011) Lancaster has a residential population of 328,704 spread over an area of 262,905 hectares (649,652 acres) giving a population density of 1.3 people per hectare or 0.5 per acre.

The closest airport to Lancaster is Walney Aerodrome Airport. Blackpool International Airport is 21 mile and away. The nearest train station to Lancaster is Lancaster, almost 1 mile away.

Lancaster is close at inside a couple of miles off the M6 Junction 34 Southbound.

Lancaster is the nearest hospital to Lancaster.

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I need the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Lancaster. What should I check?

A.

This catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra fees will be included in the terms. Additional fees should be fair and clearly defined. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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What sort of analysis as respects the risk and history of a flood in the Lancashire area will a Lancaster conveyancing solicitor give details on?

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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.

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Is a Professional Indemnity fee a disbursement or fee?

A.

It is not always obvious whether an item on your quote is a fee or disbursement. This cost, for example, is a fee not a disbursement, and will generally be included in a quote.

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Might the conveyancing have any supplementary hidden charges?

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No. Our solicitors will never charge any hidden extra charges to buy or sell a property.

Q.

Which of the lender panels in Lancaster are you a member of?

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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.

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Will my assigned Lancaster conveyancing solicitor in form me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band F maisonette before completion?

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Your property solicitor will liaise with the council to ascertain the up to date council tax charges which will subsequently be set out in the report on title. Up-to-date charges for properties in Lancaster are published online at the Lancaster council site. At the time of authoring (14 January 2013) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,018.00
  • Band B - £1,187.00
  • Band C - £1,357.00
  • Band D - £1,527.00
  • Band E - £1,866.00
  • Band F - £2,205.00
  • Band G - £2,544.00
  • Band H - £3,053.00

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Which local authority is responsible for Lancaster?

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Lancaster is located in Lancaster City Council, Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ, contact: 01524 582 000

Q.

We need to exchange contracts on the conveyancing on our refurbished apartment within 5 weeks, are you fast Lancaster conveyancers ?

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We always adopt a very efficient approach when carrying out the legal work to meet the home sellers needs.

Homeward Legals SRA regulated solicitors approach to conveyancing is different - we always use state of the art document production systems . Crucially , we allocate you a conveyancing solicitor practiced at communicate end to end throughout the chain property chain (line of buyers and sellers) .

 
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