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Conveyancing in Ulverston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

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.

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

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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.

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As a result of the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England, we are wondering whether flood searches might not be detailed enough?

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Your conveyancer in Ulverston will suggest that you get environmental searches if the first searches spots a risk of flooding in Ulverston.

You can also get in touch with a local resident for that added local history or local Cumbria flood damage expert - try: HY5 Commercial Cleaning, 25 New Market St, Ulverston, LA12 7LQ Tel: 01229 588939.

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Are many Ulverston areas of conservation likely to constrain us?

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The local areas around Ulverston include numerous conservation areas. Your lawyer will advise further and discuss the relevant responsibilities, regarding specific conservation areas in Ulverston.

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

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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.

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In a few months we are likely to be moving from our terraced house near Ulverston into our next property in Seascale , at what stage to choose a removals firm?

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It is prudent to is for home movers to wait before booking a removal company until after both sides have set your move date that as a rule occurs once exchange of contracts. For more information speak to Monument Removals, Unit 5 Low Mill Business Pk, Ulverston, LA12 9EE on 01229 585060.

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Unforeseeable circumstances mean we ideally need to exchange contracts on the legal work on our home inside a month, do Homeward Legal have any fast Ulverston conveyancing solicitors ?

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To be frank, far too many conveyancing lawyers may be tardy causing even more stress to buying or selling.

We always work with conveyancers which work fast and will communicate end to end throughout the chain buyer and seller chain .

Moreover our carefully selected solicitors are specifically chosen as they rely on new case management and IT systems meaning they can exchange on your sale without hitch.

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?

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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
  • 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

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We are going to buy a period house in the boundary of conservation areas. Where can I find details in relation to the state of upkeep?

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Conservation areas are nominated by Barrow-in-Furness who preserve things like property boundaries to new developments.

English Heritage, a government body, have assembled information of the state of repair of conservation areas in England along with the exposure to deterioration.