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Conveyancing in Rainford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Local information:

The nearest station to Rainford is Orrell. The nearest airport to Rainford is Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Blackpool International Airport is 22 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 24 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 23 miles, Howarden Airport is 25 miles and Eccles Airport is 17 miles away.

Drivers are well served with Rainford being well placed with good road access close at roughly 3 miles of Junction 5 Westbound of the M58.

Fairfield St Helens is a relatively close hospital.


How do we get the best rates for conveyancing for a 399,000 property?


Both high-street and online firms advertise cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra fees are often hiding in the terms. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.


How much is the council tax on a Sixties terraced home in Rainford?


More often than not a conveyancer's title report should give the St Helens council tax band. The correct rates for properties in Rainford are tabled at the St Helens local authority site. On, 09 August 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £931.00
  • Band B - £1,086.00
  • Band C - £1,241.00
  • Band D - £1,396.00
  • Band E - £1,706.00
  • Band F - £2,016.00
  • Band G - £2,326.00
  • Band H - £2,792.00


Are buyers frequently gazumped in Rainford?

Gazumping occurs when a house seller agrees to a purchaser's offer and then rejects it, opting for another purchaser's offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of being gazumped. You should instruct a solicitor as early as possible to reduce the chance of gazumping.


How much can the cost of our conveyancing searches total?


With Homeward Legal, clients buying a property charged at most £249 for conveyancing searches. Other informative searches include a commons registration search.


What authority keeps records for recording the standard of neglect the conservation areas in Rainford?


Local Rainford conservation areas for example trees, non sympathetic doors or ugly highway signs are police by the local authority (St Helens). Following a campaign, English Heritage have put together information in relation to the state of conservation areas in addition to the exposure to deterioration or improvement.


If Rainford land is found to be contaminated, can the soil be remedied?


Remediation of contaminated land in Rainford can often be possible, but costly. A Rainford specialist for example Rainford Turf Farms, Little Ferny Knoll Farm/Ferny Knoll Road, Rainford, St. Helens, WA11 7TQ can provide more information.


Do you work with mortgage lenders with offices in Rainford?


Of lenders with branches nearby Rainford, Homeward Legal closely with many. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mortgage Choice, 2 Arabis Gardens, St. Helens, WA9 4ZH, Wigan Pier, 60 High St, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0HF, and Ascot Mortgages Ltd, Unit 5 Webster Court/Carina Pk, Westbrook, Warrington, WA5 8WD.


Is a survey sensible when we are purchasing a property?


It is strongly suggested that most purchasers book a RICS surveyor. A wide range of defects affect a property, such as ground movement. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.