By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Teamwork is vital for a quicker move."
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 Move, 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.
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) .Q.
The property lawyer should check whether your proposed purchase is affected by a designated conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have the appropriate permissions from the Lancaster council.Q.
If you instruct a firm referred 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 local firms, as the agent may prefer to suggest the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.Q.
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.Q.
If applying for a mortgage, your lender mandates at least specific searches, including - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search, and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches, which might include Commons Registration Search.Q.
Buyers in Lancaster should be aware of a range of local conservation areas. The advantages of these restrictions will include properties can be easier to sell, but they can result in the buyer inheriting liability of unauthorised changes. Your property solicitor will offer more information.Q.
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: