Residential property

If you are looking for advice about buying or selling a residential property, our specialist and approachable conveyancing solicitors in Blackpool are here to assist you with all your property requirements.

We want to ensure your property transaction is as stress-free as possible, and our experienced property team will guide you through the entire conveyancing process. Our focus is to provide you with swift, efficient, and cost-effective legal solutions, and our proactive approach means your transaction will proceed as quickly as possible with no unnecessary fuss or hassle.

Expert conveyancing solicitors across Blackpool, the Fylde coast and nationwide

Easthams is a modern and progressive law firm with traditional values and has provided residential conveyancing services on the Fylde Coast and to clients across the UK for many years. We hold the CQS Accreditation from The Law Society, a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices.

Effective, straightforward conveyancing services 

We will not make you give up your valuable time to come and see us if you do not need to (although you are always welcome). We provide our services by email, telephone and post. You do not even need to be local to us. Our satisfied clients come from all over England and Wales.

We can help you with all aspects of conveyancing, including:

  • Sales and purchases
  • Help to Buy purchases
  • Shared ownership properties
  • Mortgages and re-mortgages
  • Transfer of Equity

Regardless of whether you are a first-time buyer looking to purchase your first property, looking for advice regarding remortgaging or you are an experienced property developer or landlord, our specialist property lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to help.

Our Fees

We will normally work to an agreed [fixed] fee for our residential conveyancing services.  These are at competitive rates and are based on a scale according to property price and other factors, such as whether a mortgage is being obtained or whether the property is freehold or leasehold. You can obtain a quote by simply visiting our online calculator.

However, any estimate given will be based on the information available at that time, which means there could be additional charges necessary.  We make those charges clear, and details of the most common additional charges can be found here.

What is involved in the Conveyancing process?

We have produced a leaflet to explain the key stages of a residential property sale and/or purchase. That can be accessed here. The key stages in a residential remortgage or transfer of equity are a little shorter and can be accessed here.

Our Conveyancing team

Our specialist conveyancing team are experts in property law. Easthams holds the  CQS Accreditation from The Law Society which is a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Meet our approachable and effective team.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am buying a house, when should I instruct a solicitor? Do I actually need one?

You should instruct a solicitor when you put your house up for sale or when your offer to buy a house has been accepted.

Mortgage lenders will insist on you instructing a solicitor to protect their interests and most lenders actually have a panel of solicitors they will work with.

As specialists we will guide you through the process of buying your new home and point out issues, you may not have even considered.

How much do you charge for conveyancing?

Legal fees start at £500.00 plus VAT at 20% but are dependant on several factors such as the value of the property, the complexity of the transaction and consequently the amount of work we need to do to complete the transaction.

To get a quote visit our online calculator here.

If the property you what to buy or sell is a commercial property then please call our conveyancing team on 0800 032 1432 to allow them to provide a bespoke quote for you.

What conveyancing searches do I need?

Property searches are one of the main parts of the conveyancing process, each search will reveal different information about the property until your solicitor has a full picture of the property and surrounding area.

We list here some of the most common searches, some of which will take place on nearly every transaction, others will be limited to specific areas in the country.

We will advise you which searches are recommended and how long searches take in the area you are buying.

  • A local search provides a range of information from the local council. It will include information such as a planned new road, planning and building regulation history and planning enforcement notices.
  • A drainage and water search will tell us if the property has mains water and drainage and also reveal the location of pipes
  • An environmental search looks at the past uses of the land in the vicinity and whether those uses are likely to have caused any potential contamination of the land.
  • Planning searches will reveal whether any planning applications have been submitted in the vicinity
  • A flood risk report simply tells you whether your property is at risk of flooding
  • Coal mining, brine pumping and other mining searches are unlikely to be needed where we are on the Fylde coast but in some areas of the country your property could be affected by old mine workings.
  • High Speed Rail 2 search is not going to be necessary north of Manchester but if you are buying on the route to London it will reveal if the area around your new property is about to have a railway in the back garden.
  • Chancel repair liability search. Chancel repair goes back hundreds of years and means that properties built on certain land are liable to contribute towards the cost of repairs to the chancel of the parish church
  • A land registry pre-completion search will make sure the seller still owns the property before completion of the transaction.