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Conveyancing in Morecambe Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Regional services and health service information and addresses ;

The nearest airport to Morecambe is Walney Aerodrome Airport (16 miles). Blackpool International Airport is 22 miles and away and Morecambe's closest station is Morecambe.

Morecambe, Queen Victoria is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

How do I get the best conveyancing rates for a £666,000 house?

A.

Numerous property lawyers offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. The quote should also clearly state any disbursements to be paid. Chargeswhich are listed in the terms should be clearly defined. They come into force only if the conveyancer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Will we need a surveyor to review our property purchase?

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We strongly advise that home buyers in Morecambe book a property surveyor. Buyers should be aware that there are a wide range of defects which affect a property, which are not included in your mortgage lender's valuation, for example subsidence or flat roof leaks.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Morecambe?

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

Q.

How is Stamp Duty Land Tax measured and what will we need to pay on a £425000 property?

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Stamp Duty will depend on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £12750 on a £425000 residential property (correct March 2013).

Q.

The internet is full of collections of publications on the subject of doing your own legal work e.g. Conveyancing Forms and Procedures. Do I actually have to use conveyancing solicitor in Morecambe for my home move?

A.

It can certainly possible to carry out the legal process on your own. However, a lawyer is familiar with a significant number of jobs including chasing deeds and DS1 documents and communication with the lender which really need a skilled professional. Additionally firms and their solicitors are required by their regulator to obtain appropriate professional indemnity insurance to safeguard you from any failures.

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What will the cost of the conveyancing searches be?

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With a Homeward Legal solicitor, clients buying a property charged no more than £249 for conveyancing searches on a Morecambe house. These searches are paid out to a 3rd party.

Q.

We are going to be moving from our terraced property in Morecambe into a newer dwelling in Lytham , when to book a removal company?

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Best advice is for home movers to hold off a removal van until you and the other side has set an absolute home moving date which happens after contracts have exchanged. For a local Lancashire company Man With A Van, 166 Fairfield Rd, Heysham, Morecambe, LA3 1LS Call: 01524 858323 or Edmondson C & Son Ltd, Mellishaw La, Morecambe, LA3 3FB Telephone: 01524 413714.

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We are going to a property auction and will need to ensure fast conveyancing, what can we do to accelerate our transaction?

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As is often reported, contacting a proactive conveyancing solicitor is the key to fast Morecambe conveyancing. There are, in addition, a number of tasks you as the purchaser could do. These include:

  • keeping in regular contact with your conveyancing solicitor
  • completing all forms as soon as possible
  • if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can

 
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