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Conveyancing in Leyland Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Regional travel information

The nearest station to Leyland is Leyland, approximately 1 mile away and Blackpool International Airport is 15 miles from Leyland. Eccles Airport is 21 mile away.

Leyland is very close at under a miles of junction entry 28 Northbound of the M6.

Whittle le Woods, Lisieux Hall is the nearest hospital for Leyland.


How do we find the best rates for conveyancing in Leyland for a £420,000 house?


Both high-street and online law firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees will be included in the terms and conditions. Extras should be reasonable and clear and be applied only where the lawyer is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.


I am intending to purchase a barn conversion in Whitworth. Will a chancel search be necessary?


The property solicitor is likely to recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the home being bought is found. In Leyland's much older areas, chancel repair dues can be collected on the current owners of a home where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.


Do we need to make use of the conveyancing suggested by my estate agent in Morriston?

If you instruct a solicitor through this route, you the agent is able to use their influence encourage a solicitor to wrap up the process as soon as possible. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, there is a risk that the agent may suggest the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.


Which of the mortgage lender panels in Leyland are your solicitors members of?


Of lenders with offices in or near Leyland, we with the majority. Leyland lenders and mortgage specialists include Aspect Mortgages Ltd, Oak House/317 Golden Hill La, Leyland, PR25 2YJ. The solicitor managing the legal work for your move can carry out any relevant lender-imposed searches or checks.


My husband and I are purchasing a building in Leyland. How do I find out if the building is in a designated conservation area?


The areas in or near Leyland will include numerous conservation areas. The solicitor handling your purchase should be able to offer more information and discuss the relevant responsibilities.


Which local authority looks after Leyland?


Leyland is located in South Ribble Borough Council, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, PR25 1DH phone: 01772 421491


We are buying a £696000 residence in Leyland. What should be worked out for stamp duty?


Stamp Duty will depend on the purchase price of the house or flat. For a property bought for £696000, SDLT will be £27840.


In respect to the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England I am apprehensive that flood searches might not be thorough enough?


A qualified conveyancing solicitor in Leyland should always apply for conveyancing searches if the first searches flag up a Leyland flood risk area data

You might be able to also contact a local resident for that additional information.