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Conveyancing in St Annes Q & A's

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Updated: 02/12/16

Blackpool International Airport is 2 miles from St Annes. The closest station to St Annes is St Annes on Sea, almost 1 mile away.

Lytham St Annes, Clifton is the closest hospital to St Annes.


I am trying to find low cost conveyancing in St Annes. What do we need to check for?


This catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers advertise cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional costs can inflate your final invoice. A quote for conveyancing in St Annes should also clearly state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid. Extra fees should be fair. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.


What factors will contaminate land in St Annes. Are these thoroughly investigated?


Several contaminants caused by natural causes can spoil property. Issues including other land contamination and brine works should be reported on during conveyancing searches.


We are hoping to move from our period house in St Annes to a house in Garstang . What is the optimum stage to choose a removals firm?


The ideal way is for buyers to delay arranging a removal van until everyone has confirmed the move date which takes place once contracts are signed.

Try Smart, 9 Kingsway, Lytham St. Annes, FY8 1AB Phone: 01253 725414 or Julia's Removals, 87 St. Andrews Rd South, Lytham St. Annes, FY8 1PU Tel: 07846 480578.


Our local agent has offered a property lawyer. Should I use them?


Your agent will be able to influence a conveyancing solicitor they refer a large number of clients to, and can therefore exert pressure on a slow solicitor to work faster. If the agent is paid a referral fee,

however, the agent may prefer to suggest the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.


What will the St Annes conveyancing lawyer advise if the flat is within a Fylde planning authority conservation area and has unapproved satellite dishes added?


The local authority searches conducted by a solicitor during the legal process will determine the existence of the appropriate authorisation for modifications to the property.


Do you have low cost solicitors that deal with property auction conveyancing in St Annes?


Our property lawyers regularly do the legal work for auction buyers and sellers. We often encourage auction buyers to select the conveyancing solicitor in advance of the auction day for a review of the legal papers.

Following the auction, your lawyer is ready for conclude the transaction inside the 28 day time frame as usually required by the auction conditions.


Will my conveyancing solicitor in St Annes report back to me about the cost of council tax on a Band B flat prior to exchange of contracts?


The property solicitor will liaise with the council to ascertain the appropriate council tax charges which will subsequently be detailed in the conveyancer's title report. Council tax charges for homes in St Annes are published on the Fylde local authority site. At the time of writing on 21 September 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,022.00
  • Band B - £1,192.00
  • Band C - £1,362.00
  • Band D - £1,533.00
  • Band E - £1,873.00
  • Band F - £2,214.00
  • Band G - £2,554.00
  • Band H - £3,065.00


Does my conveyancing solicitor in St Annes conduct any searches on the Lancashire Fifties end-of-terrace bungalow we are buying?


If purchasing and obtaining a mortgage a mortgage lender will expect at least specific searches, including - Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental,, and possibly less common searches for example Planning.