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Conveyancing in Ramsbottom Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Ramsbottom data:

Drivers are well served with Ramsbottom enjoying good road access about a mile off the M66.

Ramsbottom's closest airport is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport (13 miles). Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 20 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 20 miles and Eccles Airport is 13 miles away. The nearest station to Ramsbottom is Entwistle.

Haslingden, Rossendale is a nearby hospital to Ramsbottom.

Q.

There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? I am trying to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate in Ramsbottom.

A.

The confusion over this point affects many buyers and sellers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process, and many firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees will be included in small print that unknowing buyers and sellers have not reviewed The quote should also clearly state the disbursements to be paid.Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

Q.

What causes sale conveyancing work to require months?

A.

The conveyancing process in Ramsbottom will sometimes be subject to numerous interruptions or delays for a variety of reasons. The delays can sometimes be out of a solicitor's hands, we, however, aim to reduce the burden of these delays whenever we can do so.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a converted Band A dwelling in Ramsbottom?

A.

You should be provide the houses council tax band within the report on title. Council tax rates for Ramsbottom are detailed at the Bury council site. Currently on 16 December 2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £971.00
  • Band B - £1,133.00
  • Band C - £1,295.00
  • Band D - £1,457.00
  • Band E - £1,780.00
  • Band F - £2,104.00
  • Band G - £2,428.00
  • Band H - £2,913.00

Q.

I am hoping to be finally moving out of our semi detached property in Ramsbottom into our next abode in Prestwich what is the optimum stage to select a removal company?

A.

Our recommendation is for home movers to put off booking a removal firm until the point where you and the other side has agreed a formal date which occurs once contracts have exchanged. Speak to Rossendale Van Man, 222 Helmshore Rd, Haslingden, Rossendale, BB4 4DJ Phone: 01706 249160 or Furniture Depository, Garden St, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 9BG Tel: 0808 155 1647.

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Will we need to get a chancel liability search? I am purchasing in Ramsbottom.

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Owners of property near to specific local church buildings may be required to subsidise repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. Ramsbottom churches include St Andrew, St Paul and The Emmanuel Church Centre.

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Is your panel of solicitors experienced enough to 28 day completions on the conveyancing for property auction properties in Ramsbottom?

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Our firm often get instructed by auction buyers and sellers. We consistently advise bidders to appoint an experienced solicitor well in advance of the property auction date for a detailed investigation.

Subsequently, immediately after the property auction you are the property lawyer needs to be prepared for speedily finish the purchase in less than 28 days, a normal requirement of .

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I am intending to purchase a barn conversion in Ramsbottom. Is a chancel search compulsory?

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A conveyancing solicitor may suggest a chancel search, regardless of the parish where the property being bought is located. Chancel repair can be imposed on the current owners of a property where church councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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Is it possible that some of the protected Ramsbottom conservation areas are in a poor state?

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The account of the state of conservation areas is surveyed by English Heritage and the following data is to be found at their site- Rowlands / Brookbottoms with Ramsbottom is noted as poor with high vulnerability and no significant change.

 
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