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Conveyancing in Rufford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

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.


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.


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


Is your panel of solicitors geared up for complete fast property auction conveyancing in Rufford?


In fact we work closely with auctioneers and do frequently do the legal work for buyers at auction. Lawyers often suggest purchasers to formally instruct their chosen lawyer prior to the auction for a detailed report of the documents.

Following the date of the auction, a lawyer needs to be prepared for briskly finalise the purchase legal work in 28 days as required by the terms and conditions of sale.


How much does my searches usually cost?


With a Homeward Legal solicitor, a client will be charged at a maximum £249 for searches.


Which Rufford mortgage lender panels are you on?


We can work with the majority of lenders providing financing to Rufford purchasers. Rufford lenders and mortgage specialists include Chapel House, Chapel House/Holmeswood Rd, Rufford, Ormskirk, L40 1TZ. The lawyer whom you have instructed can address any specific requests your lender may have.


As a consequence of the flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England we are wondering whether flood searches may not be detailed enough?


Your conveyancing solicitor in Rufford will suggest that you also get environmental searches if the environmental searches flag up a local Rufford flood risk.

You could speak to a next door neighbour for that additional peace of mind.


Does the conveyancing solicitor in Rufford apply for any conveyancing searches on the Lancashire Sixties semi-detached home I am intending to purchase?


When obtaining a mortgage the mortgage lender insist that at least a specified set of searches, including - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and perhaps less common searches for example Land charges full Search.