Conveyancing Solicitors in Skelmersdale

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Conveyancing in Skelmersdale

Conveyancing involves the legal work and documentation required to transfer a property from the seller to the buyer. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Skelmersdale, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped Skelmersdale and West Lancashire 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.

Other areas covered: Chorley, Ormskirk, Prescot and Wigan

Skelmersdale Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Skelmersdale

Situated in West Lancashire, Skelmersdale is a town known for its 1960s architecture and urban layout. The town boasts several shopping centres, including the Concourse Shopping Centre, and a variety of parks and nature reserves, making it an area of convenience and natural beauty.

Skelmersdale provides good transport links to Liverpool, Manchester, and Preston via the M58 and M6. With a blend of residential, commercial and industrial zones, Skelmersdale provides a mix of urban living and countryside charm. The town has a population of approximately 34,000.

Skelmersdale house prices

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

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Council Tax in Skelmersdale (2023/24)

Skelmersdale is in West Lancashire District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,435.01
B £1,674.17
C £1,913.34
D £2,152.51
E £2,630.85
F £3,109.18
G £3,587.52
H £4,305.02

What do conveyancing solicitors do?

A conveyancer plays an essential role during a property purchase transaction, and assists you with the legal aspect of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. They will raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, order property searches, review contracts, and complete any post-sale actions, including registering the property ownership with the Land Registry and paying Stamp Duty.

In addition to standard searches, Skelmersdale conveyancing solicitors may carry out searches for historic mine works and industrial contamination.

Buying a home with a mortgage?

When buying with the help of a mortgage, it is standard for your solicitor to also act for the bank.

If your conveyancing solicitor is not on your bank's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer to complete and cost you more in the process.

Over 100 banks and specialist lenders have approved our chosen partner solicitors, so we can help you complete your Skelmersdale transaction smoothly.

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Buying a listed building

There exist around half a million listed buildings in England and Wales, and around 520 of which are in West Lancashire District Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Skelmersdale include:

  • Sutches Farmhouse, Castle Hey, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, Lancashire
  • Stable Or Granary Approximately 30 Metres East Of Sutches Farmhouse, Castle Hey, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, Lancashire
  • Barker's Farmhouse, Elmers Green Lane, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, Lancashire
  • Cicely's Cottage, Elmers Green Lane, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, Lancashire
  • Barn 20 Metres North Of Felton's Farmhouse, Elmers Green Lane, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, Lancashire

Buying a listed building is not a decision to be taken lightly. Our specialist panel of solicitors will clarify the commitments a listed building owner must make. Examples include regular upkeep, required consent for landscaping and .

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Leasehold property

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.

Expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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Selling property in Skelmersdale

When selling a Skelmersdale property, your lawyer will arrange all the necessary documentation, including title deeds and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms, and help you fill out these forms.

The conveyancer will advise on enquiries sent by the buyer's conveyancer, resolve any potential issues and handle the mortgage redemption. The solicitor will also work with both sides, 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 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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Remortgaging a property in Skelmersdale

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (25 June, 2024)

Before appointing a solicitor, you will need to check that your solicitor can act for your mortgage lender.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are members of all major lenders' panels. Whether you are changing to a standard variable rate mortgage with Leeds Building Society or moving to a home reversion mortgage with Cynergy Bank, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transfer of equity in Skelmersdale

If you aim to change the ownership structure of your property, whether you are gifting a home, tax planning for the future or buying out an ex-partner, a transfer of equity is required.

Your property lawyer will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are conveyancing fees in Skelmersdale?

Don't be surprised if some of the costs listed on a conveyancing quote seem unfamiliar.

Conveyancing fees

The conveyancing quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are what your conveyancing solicitor charges you for the legal services they provide during your property transaction.

Disbursements

Disbursements are fees that your conveyancing solicitor will have to pay on your behalf for third-party services. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Check what's included in your conveyancing quote

Some solicitors' quotes include additional fees in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a final bill that is higher than the original quote. If you are comparing quotes, watch out for additional charges.

Article by Completely Moved authors

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

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