Conveyancing Solicitors in Lytham St Annes

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Conveyancing in Lytham St Annes

Conveyancing refers to the legal and administrative process required to transfer property from one person to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Lytham St Annes, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Lytham St Annes and Fylde clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

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Lytham St Annes Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Lytham St Annes

A seaside town in Lancashire, Lytham St Annes is known for its Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Fairhaven Lake, and the nearby Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Lytham St Annes is well-served by bus routes to Blackpool. The population is approximately 42,000.

Lytham St Annes house prices

The average price paid for a property in Lytham St Annes between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Lytham St Annes (2023/24)

Lytham St Annes is in Fylde Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,443.31
B £1,683.86
C £1,924.42
D £2,164.97
E £2,646.07
F £3,127.18
G £3,608.28
H £4,329.94

What will my solicitor do?

A property lawyer will handle the legal aspects of buying a home.

Your lawyer will carry out comprehensive due diligence on the property, such as raising enquires of the seller, obtaining searches from relevant authorities, such as Fylde Council and ensuring necessary funds are correctly transferred.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Lytham St Annes conveyancing solicitors may undertake searches for historic mine works and industrial contamination.

Purchasing with a mortgage?

When you purchase a property, your solicitor must also handle some legal work for the bank or building society that's giving you the mortgage.

If your conveyancer isn't accepted on your chosen mortgage provider's panel, it could take weeks longer to buy your house.

We work with solicitors who can represent the vast majority of lenders, including major banks like Lloyds Bank, to smaller lenders like Skipton Building Society and Keystone Finance, helping to ensure your transaction completes faster.

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We can assist Lytham St Annes home buyers with the legal work for:

Listed buildings

Somewhere in the region of 500,000 listed buildings exist in England and Wales, 204 of which are in Fylde Borough Council.

Lytham St Annes listed buildings include:

  • Clifton Arms Hotel, West Beach, Lytham, Lytham St Annes, Fylde, Lancashire
  • 3 Queen Street, Lytham, Lytham St Annes, Fylde, Lancashire
  • Former Estate Office With Attached Screen Walls, Hastings Place, Lytham, Lytham St Annes, Fylde, Lancashire
  • 29 And 30 East Beach, Lytham, Lytham St Annes, Fylde, Lancashire
  • Windmill, East Beach, Lytham, Lytham St Annes, Fylde, Lancashire

Owning a listed building brings its own set of challenges. Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include use of traditional methods and materials for maintenance, consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting and an obligation to protect significant internal features like fireplaces. Our experienced panel of solicitors will explain to you the additional legal obligations your planned listed building purchase will entail.

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New Build

The legal work for acquiring a new build property in Lytham St Annes can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancer in Lytham St Annes must be able to deal with things like helping with mortgage offer extension terms, negotiating new build contracts and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

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Leasehold flats

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold house as the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete managing agent information to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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Selling a house or flat in Lytham St Annes

As part of the property selling process in Lytham St Annes, your solicitor will assemble all essential documents, including ID forms and the draft contract.

Their duties entail sorting out potential snags and responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries.

Your lawyer will also work with all parties, including agents, lenders and landlords, so the move completes as soon as possible.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, it can take considerably longer to carry out the legal work to sell leasehold properties, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like management company information and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time needed by to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer should start this process at the earliest opportunity.

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Remortgage in Lytham St Annes

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Before you instruct, check your remortgage solicitor's lender panel status.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are on the panels of all major building societies and banks. Whether you are switching to an equity release mortgage from Barclays or moving to a capped mortgage with Holmesdale Building Society, we can assist.

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Transferring Equity

If you plan to make changes to the ownership of your property, whether you are resolving joint ownership, transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children or inheritance tax (IHT) planning, a transfer of equity is required.

Your property lawyer will quickly and efficiently complete the legal work for a fixed fee.

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How much should I budget for conveyancing in Lytham St Annes?

Conveyancing legal fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These fees are what your lawyer charges you for the legal work that they complete for you.

Disbursements

Disbursements are third-party costs paid by your solicitor on your behalf. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check for additional fees

Beware of hidden charges not mentioned in the initial conveyancing quote, when comparing quotes. Some firms list extra charges in their terms and conditions, leading to an inflated final bill.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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