Preston was granted the City status in 2002. With an excellent motorway link and central main line train station there has been a huge development which is both happening now, and planned for, North Preston as part of the Northern Powerhouse development.
As a result, Preston is a city that is rapidly developing, and has a wonderful mix of old and new dating back to the industrial revolution. Many properties date back to the 1900s and have a fascinating history. Such old properties may not have changed hands for some time and may remain ‘unregistered’. This means that the property is not yet registered with the Land Registry and ownership is based on the original deeds. This is something your solicitor can check to avoid delays when coming to sell.
Preston formally known as a Priest Town has many churches within the area and therefore particular checks will need to be made in regards to Chancels and covenants. As odd as it may sound, there can still be liability in relation to make payments to the Church and covenants that apply, despite the age of the documents that created them. Again, your conveyancing solicitor will check this for you.
UCLan (University of Central Lancashire) is a vibrant and thriving university, therefore bringing many investors into the city. These investors are looking at purchasing new student developments which are expanding in and around the city centre. This brings with it different types of challenges when buying and selling property, and it is very important to have a solicitor who can expertly deal with this for you.
Preston is also surrounded by beautiful countryside with many farm and rural properties. This brings with it different challenges as far as conveyancing goes. We will ensure that all necessary checks are made specific to your rural property, bearing in mind everything that goes with living in the countryside.