Conveyancing Solicitors Lancaster


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Look no further for your residential conveyancing solicitor in Lancaster

Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling property in Lancaster

Your expert conveyancing solicitor's role when selling a property in Lancaster, will include:

  • Draft contracts – Your conveyancing solicitor drafts the initial legal contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitor.
  • Responding to enquiries – your solicitor responds to any questions the buyer's solicitor may have (this is where you'll find out if you are missing documents, which can cause delays to your sale).
  • Investigating issues – your solicitor may need to complete further investigation to try and satisfy them.
  • Exchange contracts – once the buyer's solicitor has satisfied their enquiries, contracts are finalised and exchanged
  • On the day of completion – your solicitor receives the money for the sale, discharges the mortgage (if required), pays the estate agent, deducts their fee and then sends the net sale proceeds to you.
  • Post completion – your solicitor receives the DS1 discharge documents and, when leasehold, settles your liabilities for ground rent and service charges.

Our Lancaster conveyancing solicitors' cost for selling a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

For Lancaster buying

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor reviews the draft contract sent by the seller's solicitor.
  • Raising enquiries – your solicitor will ask the seller's solicitor questions based on the contract, title, and property documents to protect you from any nasty surprises.
  • Exchange contracts – once your solicitor is satisfied with their enquiries, they agree with the seller to finalise and exchange contracts
  • Day of completion – on the day of completion, your solicitor transfers the money for the sale.
  • Post completion – following completion, your solicitor makes an application to HM Land Registry to register you as the new owner.

Our Lancaster conveyancing solicitors' cost for buying a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in Lancaster

With a Transfer of Equity, you can buy someone out of a shared property and remove them from the title, or add someone to the title to transfer ownership of a share of the property, making them a joint owner. This service includes:

  • Property solicitors fees including ID checks, office copies
  • HM Land Registration fees
  • (if party being removed) ID1 Form verification fee
  • (if mortgage) Change of mortgage fee
  • (if leasehold) Notice fee to freeholder

Our Lancaster conveyancing solicitors' cost for a Transfer of Equity in Lancaster starts at £399 INC VAT.

If someone is giving up their share of the property for less than market value, they may be required to get independent legal advice, which will be an additional expense.

Switch your mortgage deal in Lancaster

Your remortgage solicitor will perform all the necessary checks, review your new mortgage offer, and update HM Land Registry post-completion. The process is similar to when you purchase but should take less time, as the solicitor doesn't need to raise any legal enquiries.

If you own a leasehold property, your solicitor must carry out extra work to investigate the lease terms. Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a remortgage in Lancaster starts at £363 INC VAT INC VAT.

Purchase the next chunk of your equity

When you're ready to buy the next chunk of the equity in your shared ownership property, a conveyancer will be required to handle:

  • The bank transfer;
  • obtaining a mortgage redemption statement from your existing lender;
  • receiving your new mortgage offer and confirming the lender terms;
  • receiving the memorandum of staircasing;
  • handling completion;
  • filing SDLT form (if required); and
  • registration at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for shared ownership staircasing in Lancaster starts at £569 INC VAT.

If you need to add someone to the legal title, you will need to pay an additional fee for a transfer of equity.

Paying off your Help to Buy equity loan

You'll need a solicitor to:

  • Receive redemption letter;
  • review title for ownership and restrictions;
  • obtain Authority to Complete;
  • draft a deed of postponement for your current lender;
  • handling completion;
  • bank transfer; and
  • if repaid in full, removal of the loan restriction at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for Help to Buy loan redemption in Lancaster starts at £333 INC VAT.

Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in Lancaster?

Lancaster is a city and the county town of Lancashire. Its Duchy of Lancaster holds significant estates on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. It's an ancient settlement dominated by Lancaster Castle, Lancaster Priory Church and the Ashton Memorial. It is also home to Lancaster University and a campus of the University of Cumbria.

Places of interest in the locale include Lancaster Cathedral, the Westfield War Memorial Village, Duke's Playhouse, the Judges Lodgings and Milton Park.

Lancaster Hospital information

Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Ashton Rd, Lancaster LA1 4RP

BMI The Lancaster Hospital, Meadowside, Lancaster LA1 3RH

Queen Victoria Hospital, Thornton Road, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 5NN

Property Solicitors Lancaster, Transport information

By road, Lancaster is easily accessible via both the M6 and the A6; the latter passes through the city, heading southwards to Preston, Chorley and Manchester and northwards to Carlisle. Lancaster Station is served by the West Coast Main Line and offers services to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and many local services.

Distance to Airports from Lancaster


AirportMiles by car
Blackpool Airport39 miles
Leeds Bradford Airport62 miles
Manchester Airport66 miles
Local Schools in Lancaster

Morecambe High School, Dallam Avenue, Morecambe LA4 5BB

Hodgson Academy, Moorland Road Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 7FU

St Mary's RC High School, Torver Crescent St Walburgas Road, Blackpool FY3 8BP

Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in and around Lancaster

Our Lancaster conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas, including Camforth, Hornby, Bailrigg, Heysham, Tarnbrook, Morecambe and Garstang.

Conveyancing Solicitors Lancaster

We have many offices throughout England and Wales, so you can find a solicitor near you.

Recently completed properties in Lancaster:
  • Tan Hill Drive LA1 2JD
  • Victoria St, Morecambe LA4 4AA
  • Avondale Rd, Lancaster LA1 4BZ
  • Stonewell, Lancaster LA1 1NJ
  • Manor Rd, Slyne, Lancaster LA2 6JY

New build developers and developments in the area:
  • Halton Grange (detached, semi-detached, mews homes and bungalows) – Low Road, Halton, Lancaster, LA2 6NB.
    Developed by Story Homes.

Lancaster Property Prices



Average property price in Lancaster£208,631
Population of Lancaster52,234 (2011)


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors Lancaster.
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Local conveyancing solicitor

Are local, licensed conveyancing solicitors near me more expensive?

Buyers and sellers alike often start the process by searching online for conveyancing solicitors in Lancaster. You need to find a legally qualified person to handle the conveyancing for your sale or purchase. But, do you really need to use local property lawyers or can you find a better service, regardless of where they are based?

With technological progress, you are no longer restricted to having to work with a licenced conveyancer near you. Often an online conveyancing solicitor who specialises in property transactions will be preferable to a local one in Lancaster.

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in Lancaster?

Whether you're buying, selling, remortgaging, extending a lease, staircasing shared ownership, or paying off your help to buy loan, you'll need a conveyancing specialist to handle the legal side of things. With SAM you get the benefit of dedicated conveyancing executive who'll guide you through the process, from start to finish, at no extra cost. Available Monday to Saturday to answer all your questions, we'll bridge the gap between you and your solicitor, with regular updates in plain English.

We have hand selected some of the best conveyancing solicitors Lancaster has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the Lancaster conveyancing fee we quote is broken down so you can see exactly what your quote includes. What we quote you is the fixed price you will pay for the agreed work. No unpleasant surprises.

You'll also benefit form our state of the art Online Conveyancing Process to track your progress and next steps along the way.

Affordable Housing Schemes

Several affordable housing schemes in Lancaster help make buying a property more achievable. The work is more complex, and we have specialist conveyancing solicitors to handle the following:

  • Shared Ownership Solicitors
  • Right to Buy Solicitors Lancaster - speak to Lancaster City Council to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale Lancaster - check with Lancaster City Council if they are running a DMS scheme


Lancaster conveyancing solicitors

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our Lancaster Conveyancing Solicitors. They are skilled and experienced with complex property transactions from a simple purchase for a property in Lancaster to a Sale and Purchase of a shared ownership property, executing a Deed of Trust simultaneously.

Are you buying or selling a short lease in Lancaster?

We have specialist leasehold conveyancing solicitors in Lancaster to handle your sale & purchase of a leasehold property, as well as lease extensions and creation, sale, or purchase of a Lancaster share of freehold property.

Due to the additional legal work surrounding the lease and terms, your quote will be calculated based on the tenure, so as long as you give us the correct details when getting your Lancaster leasehold inclusive, fixed fee, conveyancing quotes with the simple form above, this will be included in your initial quote, not a surprise addition later on. Property Challenges Solved.

Conveyancing FAQs: Property Lawyers Lancaster



The average conveyancing cost in London can be slightly higher than in the rest of the country. Depending on the property's price and the transaction's complexity, you could pay several hundred to a couple of thousand pounds. Our conveyancing fees in Lancaster are based on the purchase price, and start at £723 INC VAT.

Fill in our easy online form for a fixed quote tailored to your requirements.

Lancaster conveyancing solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street licensed conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.



It's unnecessary to have a local property solicitor as the conveyancing process is the same throughout England and Wales. You should prioritise service and efficiency over proximity to Lancaster, when choosing a good conveyancing solicitor for any property transaction.

Many factors can delay conveyancing in Lancaster. A simple property transaction can be completed in less than two months, but the average is closer to 12-16 weeks.

CQS Accreditation

All our panel solicitors are CQS accredited. You can trust the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the highest standards of conveyancing.

Fixed Fee

Don't bother with an 'estimate' fee. You want to make sure that your total fee is fixed (they can't charge you more later) and it includes all the necessary components. We build your quote based on each of the costs involved in a standard transaction based on the information you give us, with no sneaky extra fees. If you have additional requirements, speak with a helpful team member to ensure everything you need is covered within your quote.

No Sale No Fee

Choose conveyancing solicitors in Lancaster who offer a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, like ours. If your first sale or purchase falls through, the money you've spent with us will go toward your next one. Terms apply.

Reviews

Check out their reviews to be sure they provide a good service and meet their timescales.

Communication

Not knowing what is going on is the most frustrating thing for a client. Many solicitors are too busy doing legal work to answer all their clients call for updates. With SAM Conveyancing, you'll have a dedicated conveyancing executive available Monday to Saturday. They'll keep you in the loop on progress, translate the legal jargon, chase your solicitor when required and email you about milestones.

Value

Get a fully comprehensive quote covering all your needs so you can accurately compare your options to ensure you're paying a good price.

Online conveyancing is just as safe as you protect your data on the internet as you would in any other transaction. Online conveyancing means speedier turnaround times on documents, more convenient meetings and lower running costs for the firm. We pass our savings on to you.

Yes, if you're buying and selling simultaneously, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, saving you money, as you'll only have to do the 'new client' admin once.

1. Get a mortgage in principle

Know what you can afford to save wasting time on any false starts.

2. Instruct your conveyancing solicitor before you make your offer

Waiting until your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. An online service reduces snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

You can submit your application as soon as your offer is accepted. An independent broker can help speed this along.

4. Order your searches and surveys

Ordering these early can speed up your conveyancing process, especially if local authorities face delays. However, it is usually considered prudent to time this with the rest of your chain if a transaction falls through.

5. Get your building insurance ready

You'll need insurance from the exchange so research & compare insurance quotes, once your solicitor is instructed.

6. Paperwork (When selling)

Ensure you have your paperwork, including energy performance & FENSA certificates.

Lancashire Conveyancing Solicitors for local buying, selling, transfer of equity and remortgageLancashire is a county in the north-west of England, whose administrative centre is Preston. Its history dates back to the 12th century and, curiously, some of its lands were originally treated as being part of Yorkshire in the Domesday Book of 1086. The county borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

The county particularly came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution, with Liverpool and Manchester growing into its major cities, whose economies expanded as a result of the trade from the docks and the cotton mills respectively. By the 1830s, a massive 85% of all cotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Cotton mill towns which developed from this economy include Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Colne, Darwen, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale and Wigan.

The main motorway in the area is the M6 but other motorways, such as the M55, M65, M61, M66, M62 and M58 also run through it. The county has international airports like Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the UK and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. These cities are also excellent transport hubs in general and their main train stations (Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly) offer fast access to other major British conurbations as well as to a host of other locations.

The county has many universities including, for example, the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Bolton, the University of Law, the University of Manchester, the University of Salford, UMIST and Preston University.

There are at least four professional orchestras, including The Hallé, which is the UK's oldest symphony orchestra and is based at the Bridgwater Hall. The Manchester Arena, which hosts more than 21,000, is the largest indoor arena in Europe and has been voted the most popular venue in the world. Landmarks include the Blackpool Tower, the Ashton Memorial, Rivington Pike and King Street Mill. Other attractions include Morecambe Bay, the Ribble Steam Railway, Blackpool Zoo and Camelot Theme Park. Lancashire has given many gems to cuisine such as Eccles Cakes, Ormskirk gingerbread, 'savoury ducks', black peas and bury black pudding. It would take many more words to detail how important the county has been musically, whether regarding folk music (for example the number of ballads emanating from the county, take 'The Ballad of Chevy Chase) or contemporary music (the Beatles and many more).

 

Lancashire Property Market Reports

*Mortgage lenders choose which solicitors they will or won't work with. Our panel solicitors are on 99% of mortgage lender panels. Our panel solicitors are currently not on the panel for Kent Reliance (when buying through Shared Ownership) and the Islamic Development Bank. Tell us who your lender is and we will assign you an approved panel solicitor.
**Our panel of solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancing work is accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
***No Sale No Fee applies to any sale or purchase quote except auction and right to buy. Read our No Sale No Fee Policy.

What are the conveyancing costs?

Lancaster Conveyancing Solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.

The actual conveyancing costs, outside of the legal work, should be fixed, including:

For buyers: stamp duty, land registration, property searches, ID searches and leasehold charges (if buying a leasehold property).

For sellers: office copies, title plan and management information (if selling a leasehold property).

Make sure to budget for all of the above conveyancing costs and to get a fixed fee conveyancing quote from several firms, to compare value.

Making the right choice of solicitor is key to the whole process: