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Lancaster Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 80 days for conveyancing in Lancaster
  • 3 Average time frame of 25 days for registration of title in Lancaster
  • 4 June was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Lancaster
  • 5 79% freehold and 21% leasehold conveyancing in Lancaster for this year to date

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lancaster since February 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lancaster

Are you able to suggest a Chelsea Building Society accepted Lancaster conveyancing conveyancer that can complete within two weeks? Am I best advised to unstruct a local Lancaster conveyancer or a factory type comparison site?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Lancaster conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the high street in Lancaster. Go in to some well established law practices and ask to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Explain your expectations together with your reasons and ask for a commitment on your deadline. Choose the one that genuine.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Lancaster. Conveyancing is needed. What are my next steps?

Now that you have legally committed yourself to purchase you must find a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you are facing a pending a fixed date to complete the property. Every auction property will ordinarily have an associated legal pack. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the legal papers may contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation relating to a leasehold property. You should give this to the lawyer working for you as soon as possible. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding organised to complete on the on the contractual date .

We are buying a end of terrace house in Lancaster. The intention is to carry out a loft conversion at the house.Will the conveyancing process include checks to ascertain if these works are allowed?

Your property lawyer should check the registered title as conveyancing in Lancaster can occasionally identify restrictions in the title deeds which prevent certain works or require the permission of another owner. Some works require local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

Can you point me to a directory of RBS panel solicitors in Lancaster on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such facility on the CML or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of lending institutions make their panel listings visible online. If you are in need of a Lancaster conveyancer on the RBS please use our tool.

My wife and I are downsizing from our house in Lancaster and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. A local conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used a web based conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Lancaster. Having lived in Lancaster for six years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Lancaster I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Lancaster in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

Are there common problems that you witness in leases for Lancaster properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Lancaster is not unique. Most leases are individual and drafting errors can result in certain sections are erroneous. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage Insurance obligations

A defective lease will likely cause issues when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Lloyds TSB Bank, Barnsley Building Society, and Nottingham Building Society all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, obliging the buyer to pull out.

Lancaster Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    What is the the remaining lease term? You should be aware if it is fewer than 80 years it will affect the marketability of the apartment. Check with your mortgage company that they are content with remaining years on the lease. A short lease means that you will probably require a lease extension at some point and it is worth discovering how much this would cost. For most Lancasterlease extensions you would need to own the residence for two years in order to be eligible to extend the lease. Its a good idea to discover as much as possible regarding the managing agents as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are often at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily matters like the upkeep of the communal areas. Ask prospective neighbours if they are happy with them. Finally, investigate as to the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the appropriate party and precisely how they are spending the funds.

If instructed can a conveyancer remove a name from the title of my home in Lancaster ?

Subtracting or adding someone to the title of your property is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a conveyancer to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a conveyancer

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Lancaster regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lancaster specialising in commercial conveyancing in Lancaster. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Lancaster regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lancaster practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Fmgs Law Limited, 1 Middle Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1JZ
  • Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand Llp, 16 Castle Park, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YG

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

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