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Conveyancing in Bacup Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Planning to moving to the Bacup area? Practical local transport and public service details:

The closest airport to Bacup is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport. Leeds Bradford Airport is 25 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 24 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 24 miles and Eccles Airport is 19 miles away. Bacup's nearest station is Walsden at 4 miles.

Haslingden, Rossendale is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

I need to find low cost conveyancing in Bacup. How do we get a quote?

A.

Many online and high street firms purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing, but additional fees may be added into the solicitor's terms. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

Will the Bacup lawyer report back to me about the cost of the council tax on a Band E property before completing on the purchase?

A.

Your conveyancer will speak to the governing Rossendale local council to ascertain the currently applicable council tax band and rates, which will be added to the report on title. Correct rates for homes in Bacup are detailed online at the Rossendale local authority site. As at, 11 July 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,052.00
  • Band B - £1,227.00
  • Band C - £1,402.00
  • Band D - £1,578.00
  • Band E - £1,928.00
  • Band F - £2,279.00
  • Band G - £2,630.00
  • Band H - £3,156.00

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Is homewardlegal.co.uk able to complete within 28 days of exchange on the conveyancing of property auction properties in Bacup?

A.

We prepare legal packs for vendors and regularly act for auction buyers and sellers. Solicitors strongly advise purchasers to formally instruct

an affordable lawyer well before the property auction date to allow for a detailed report. Immediately following the day of bidding your appointed conveyancing solicitor is fully focused on finishing all of the legal work within a month as typically required .

Q.

Will you need a chancel search? I am purchasing in Bacup.

A.

In Bacup, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to fund repairs to older church buildings. Several sources are used to determine liability in Bacup, including the Title Register database. Bacup church lands include Christ Church with St John, St John the Evangelist and St Saviour.

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In 2 months we are intending to move out of our terraced property near Bacup into a home in Accrington . When to book a house removal firm?

A.

We usually suggest that buyers wait organising removals until after the contracts have exchanged as a definitive home moving date will not have been agreed. Depending on certain criteria residential removals firms will impose a rearrangement fee

Local removals firms include A.B.B.S, 1/1/Coal Pit Lane, Bacup, OL13 9HA Telephone: 01706 877325 or 1st Call Michael Tighe Removals, 19 Hazel Grove, Bacup, OL13 9XT on 01706 877489.

Q.

We are buying on a recently-developed brownfield land. Is molybdenum soil contamination likely?

A.

Considerable measures are taken on a national level to clean up top-soil contamination. The local authority for Bacup will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

Q.

What causes the purchase conveyancing process to take weeks to complete?

A.

The conveyancing process may be lengthy. Homeward Legal strive to lessen the cost of these delays if it can be achieved by driving the sale or purchase forward.

Q.

Is there a risk that our purchase may be gazumped?

A.

Gazumping arises when a property seller agrees to an offer and then dismisses it, opting for a second buyer's offer. The risk of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. Consider instructing an efficient solicitor as early as possible to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

 
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