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Updated: 05/12/16

Rufford points of interest

Rufford Old Hall National Trust , Bretherton Windmill, Tarleton St Mary Churches Conservation Trust and Becconsall All Saints Old Church Churches Conservation Trustare all around Rufford.

Rufford's closest airport is Blackpool International Airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 21 mile s, and Eccles Airport is 21 mile away. The nearest station to Rufford is Burscough Bridge.

The nearest hospital is Wrightington, Appley Bridge.


How do I get low cost conveyancing?


Lack of clarity over this topic catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional charges may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement which buyers and sellers may have not read carefully Your conveyancing quote should also state costs to be paid to third parties, including search providers, (disbursements). Extra costs needs to be fair and reasonable and be applicable if your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


What do property searches appertain to?


These searches are an accepted set of questions performed for the buyer, for example an environmental search. Rufford purchasers should know that, conveyancing searches consider legal facets of the purchase.


What can we do to circumvent paying out for stamp duty tax?


Stamp duty reduction is not recommended for purchases in Rufford. Such schemes are expensive and very risky.


Which government authority is on charge of for keeping order in the state of repair of conservation areas in Rufford and Rufford?


Following a campaign, English Heritage have put together details on the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the exposure to standards slipping.

Conservation areas are nominated by the local authority (West Lancashire) who administer conservation area concerns from including things like new developments, dormer windows and public spaces.


We are buying in Rufford on a new-build brownfield site. Is the top-soil possibly contaminated?


Restrictions exist to stop future topsoil contamination, decades after exposure the effect of some contaminants can be felt. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as groundwater contamination.


Does my conveyancer in Rufford tell me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band E apartment before completing on the purchase?


The property solicitor will speak to the council to find out the latest council tax band and rates, which will be detailed in the conveyancing report on title. Correct charges for Rufford are detailed on the West Lancashire council website. Currently (31 December 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £1,013.00
  • Band B - £1,181.00
  • Band C - £1,350.00
  • Band D - £1,519.00
  • Band E - £1,856.00
  • Band F - £2,194.00
  • Band G - £2,531.00
  • Band H - £3,038.00


Which local authority looks after Rufford?


Rufford is located in West Lancashire Borough Council, PO Box 16, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire, L39 2DF, phone: 01695 577 177


If we plan to buy near Rufford, in the parish of Grappenhall, do we need a chancel search?


A solicitor may suggest a chancel search, irrespective of the parish in which the house being purchased is located. Chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.