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Conveyancing in Ulverston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/04/17

Ulverston's closest train station is Dalton at 4 miles. Walney Aerodrome Airport is 8 miles from Ulverston.

Abbey Park Barrow in Furness is the neighbouring hospital to Ulverston.

Q.

What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £145,000 house?

A.

Various law firms claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional costs will be included in the small print which unwary sellers and buyers fail to check. Any disbursements should be included on a conveyancing quote Additional costs which are listed in the terms needs to be reasonable and clear. They only apply in cases where your conveyancer must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

Q.

If we are purchasing a Ulverston house close to priory grounds, do I need to get a chancel search?

A.

Owners of property near to specific local church buildings may be required to cover the cost of repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Ulverston Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Church properties in Ulverston where a chancel search may be necessary include St Mary w Holy Trinity.

Q.

Will our Ulverston property solicitor report back to me about the cost of the council tax for a Band C apartment prior to exchanging contracts?

A.

A conveyancer will write to the council to reveal the relevant council tax rates, which will then be added to the conveyancer's title report. The correct charges for homes in Ulverston are tabled at the Barrow-in-Furness local authority website. Currently (13 January 2013) rates are:

  • Band A - £1,051.00
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  • Band B - £1,226.00
  • Band C - £1,401.00
  • Band D - £1,576.00
  • Band E - £1,926.00
  • Band F - £2,276.00
  • Band G - £2,627.00
  • Band H - £3,152.00

Q.

What amount of time does the legal work to buy a house require in Ulverston?

A.

In general, the number of weeks needed to sell or purchase residential property varies. This is affected by potentially many considerations, for example, whether it is a leasehold property being transferred. Our conveyancing solicitors strive to ensure your move is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.

Q.

Do I need to opt for the conveyancing solicitor who usually works with by my estate agent?

A.

The agent will often endorse a solicitor. However, if they are paid a referral fee, the agent may recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

Q.

To complete on our purchase ASAP, how do we ensure fast conveyancing in Ulverston?

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Crucial to a fast conveyancing transaction is to instruct a communicative property lawyer. When choosing a property lawyer, you should ask yourself the following: Was there a delay delivering a quote? Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? How soon will they order searches?

Q.

What does 'gazumping' really mean?

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This arises when a house seller accepts an offer and then rejects it in favour of a better offer. This may happen even months into a sale. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a risk. To reduce the likelihood of being gazumped, consider instructing your solicitor as early as possible.

Q.

Which mortgage lenders in Ulverston do you work with?

A.

Of lenders with local branches around Ulverston, we with the bulk of them. Ulverston lenders and mortgage specialists include Furness Building Society, 20 New Market St, Ulverston, LA12 7LN, Santander, 17 New Market St, Ulverston, LA12 7LQ, and McCaffrey Mortgages, 41 Central Dr, Ulverston, LA12 9JN. The lawyer handling the work for your Ulverston purchase or sale will be able to address any specific requests your lender may have.

 
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