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Lancaster Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 81% freehold and 19% leasehold conveyancing in Lancaster for last year
  • 2 June was the busiest month and February was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Lancaster
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270
  • 4 Average time from start to moving day was 80 days for conveyancing in Lancaster
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Lancaster that are buy to let is 30%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lancaster since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lancaster

Having been suggested to visit your service we were going to go ahead with a conveyancing solicitor in Lancaster recommended on your site but stumbled across alternative estimates on the internet look less expensive – how come?

There are many firms of firms promoting pretending to offer £99 conveyancing, but extracharges result in the final invoice mounting up beyond all recognition. Conveyancers are obliged to make sure that fees outlined in terms of business should be fair and reasonable invoiced The solicitors that we list for conveyancing in Lancaster genuinely set out all charges for the property you plan topurchase.

My stepmother advised me that in purchasing a property in Lancaster there could be various restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external alterations to a property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Lancaster which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Lancaster should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am buying a 3 bedroom semi in Lancaster. Our aim is to convert the garage to a playroom at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to ascertain if these works were previously refused?

Your conveyancer will check the deeds as conveyancing in Lancaster will on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which prohibit categories of works or need the permission of another owner. Some works need local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be wise to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

Having digested plenty of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Lancaster solicitor - who is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Yorkshire BS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Yorkshire BS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Lancaster postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Lancaster.

I require expedited conveyancing in Lancaster as I have pressure to exchange contracts in less than one month. A mortgage is not required. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are not taking a home loan you have the choice not to do searches although no conveyancer would advise that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Lancaster the following are instances of issues that can be revealed and therefore affect future saleability: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Lancaster is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Lancaster are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Lancaster you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Lancaster may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

My company is wishing to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend lawyers offering no-move-no fees for commercial conveyancing in Lancaster for less than 2k?

We can recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Lancaster, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are hoping to acquire or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we will put you in touch with the right firm. As for the charges this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Please provide us with your details or call us so that we can furnish you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing quote.

I am attracted to a couple of apartments in Lancaster which have in the region of forty five years remaining on the lease term. Will this present a problem?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold apartment in Lancaster is a wasting asset as a result of the shortening lease. The nearer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it adversely affects the marketability of the property. The majority of buyers and mortgage companies, leases with under 75 years become less and less marketable. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a residence with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Lancaster conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

Lancaster Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    Its a good idea to discover as much as possible regarding the company managing the building as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you will be at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to every day issues such as the upkeep of the common parts. Enquire of other tenants what they think of them. Finally, investigate as to the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the managing agents and precisely what you get for your money. Who are the managing agents?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Lancaster regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Lancaster but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Jwk Legal Group Limited, 5 Thurnham Street, Aalborg Square, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1XU
  • Blackhurst Swainson Goodier Llp, 3 & 4 Aalborg Square, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1BJ
  • Joseph A Jones & Co Llp, 6 Fenton Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1TE
  • Douglas Clift & Co, 25 Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1LP
  • Clarkson Hirst Solicitors Limited, 73 Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1ET

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Lancaster

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Lancaster practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Jwk Legal Group Limited, 5 Thurnham Street, Aalborg Square, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1XU
  • Joseph A Jones & Co Llp, 6 Fenton Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1TE
  • Douglas Clift & Co, 25 Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1LP
  • Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand Llp, 16 Castle Park, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YG
  • Holdens Solicitors Incorporating Middletons, 2 Castle Hill, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YR

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Lancaster regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lancaster with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Lancaster. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Fmgs Law Limited, 1 Middle Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1JZ
  • Jwk Legal Group Limited, 5 Thurnham Street, Aalborg Square, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1XU
  • Blackhurst Swainson Goodier Llp, 3 & 4 Aalborg Square, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1BJ
  • Joseph A Jones & Co Llp, 6 Fenton Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1TE
  • Symmetry Law Limited, Po Box 865, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 9HB

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*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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