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Probably Britain's best-known seaside resort, Blackpool lies on the Lancashire coast. It is the most populous town in the county. Its 7-mile long seafront is accessible from the residential areas of Bispham, Fleetwood and Cleveleys and inland there are several new developments at Staining and Marton Moss.

The most sought after districts in the Blackpool area are Poulton-le Fylde to the north and Lytham St Annes to the south.

Although Blackpool is a tourist hub, with a large number of small businesses and self-employed people, large employers include plastics manufacturers, biscuit manufacturers and government institutions such as the NS&I (National Savings and Investments).

Blackpool conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Blackpool Council?

Blackpool is situated in Blackpool Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Blackpool Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1170.70
B £1365.82
C £1560.93
D £1756.05
E £2146.28
F £2536.52
G £2926.75
H £3512.10

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Blackpool conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Blackpool offer services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's expert solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your transaction completes.

If, for whatever reason, your transaction does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Blackpool - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant specialist searches e.g. a search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Blackpool purchase, try our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Blackpool - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

I am selling a leasehold property in Blackpool - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is much more involved than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Blackpool must carry out extra work, and this could include sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a lawyer as soon as possible, and preferably before marketing the property,.

I am buying a new build property in Blackpool - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for buying a new build home in Blackpool is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A solicitor in Blackpool will need to be qualified to handle things like advising on mortgage offer flexibility for delayed completion, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and BLP.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Blackpool property?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Blackpool remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender