Skelmersdale conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in West Lancashire District Council?

Skelmersdale is situated in West Lancashire District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band West Lancashire District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1169.67
B £1364.61
C £1559.56
D £1754.50
E £2144.39
F £2534.28
G £2924.17
H £3509.00

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Skelmersdale?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Land Registry fees and searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Skelmersdale are fixed, which means that your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras

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Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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I'm purchasing a property in Skelmersdale which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches e.g. a search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Skelmersdale property, use our calculator.

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

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Skelmersdale?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold home because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to uncontactable landlords.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, it can take much longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold home,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see these documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time required by to gather this paperwork is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take a long time to gather this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord, so your conveyancing solicitor should start this process even before a sale has been agreed.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Skelmersdale remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a 100% mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a joint mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, Quittance can help.

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