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Conveyancing in Bacup

Conveyancing describes the legal transfer of property ownership, and includes all the administrative and legal work carried out by a solicitor. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Bacup, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Bacup and throughout Rossendale handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Blackburn, Blackpool and Burnley

Bacup Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Bacup

A town in Lancashire, Bacup is known for its dramatic landscapes and preserved Victorian architecture. It has a rich industrial history with its roots in the cotton and wool industries. Bacup has a population of approximately 13,300.

Bacup house prices

The average price paid for a property in Bacup between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Bacup (2023/24)

Bacup is in Rossendale.

Band Amount
A £1,473.88
B £1,719.52
C £1,965.17
D £2,210.82
E £2,702.11
F £3,193.41
G £3,684.70
H £4,421.64

What do conveyancing solicitors do?

A conveyancing solicitor plays an essential role during a property purchase, and guides the buyer through the legal aspects of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. Your solicitor will raise questions for the seller, order property searches, review the lease (if applicable) and take care of tasks after the sale, like registering the property ownership with the Land Registry and paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

In addition to standard searches, Bacup conveyancing solicitors may also undertake searches for historic mine works and industrial contamination.

Are you buying a home with a mortgage?

When you buy a property with a mortgage, the bank arranging your mortgage will verify that the property meets their mortgage criteria.

Acceptance on a lender's panel means your solicitor can act for your chosen lender.

Over 100 lenders have approved our chosen panel lawyers, so we can help you complete your Bacup transaction smoothly.

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We can also assist Bacup home buyers with the legal work for:

Conservation area

When you purchase a home in a conservation area, your solicitor will need to check for restrictive covenants, including tree preservation orders (TPOs) or rubbish disposal issues.

Conservation areas in Bacup and across the Rossendale local authority include:

  • Goodshawfold
  • Rawtenstall Town Centre
  • Bacup Town Centre
  • Irwell Vale

Listed buildings

Somewhere in the region of 500,000 listed buildings exist across the country, 275 of which are in Rossendale.

Bacup listed buildings include:

  • 22,24 And 26 Rake Head Lane, Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire
  • 16 Rochdale Road, Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire
  • 12,14 And 16 King Street, Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire
  • 215 And 217 Burnley Road, Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire
  • Fairwall Farmhouse, Cutler Lane, Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire

Buying and owning a listed property is not for the faint-hearted. Our specialist panel of solicitors will advise you on the legal duties your ownership will impose. Examples include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, and required consent for landscaping.

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New Build Conveyancing

The legal work for purchasing a new build property in Bacup is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancer in Bacup will need to be qualified to handle things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, confirming building regulation compliance and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ACHI.

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What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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Selling a house or flat in Bacup

For the sale of property in Bacup, your solicitor will compile key documents, such as assorted property information forms and title deeds.

A seller's solicitor's duties include sorting out potential snags, answering enquiries from the buyer's solicitor and taking charge of the mortgage redemption.

In order to facilitate a faster completion, your conveyancer will communicate effectively with all parties, such as estate agents and banks or building societies.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold house or flat can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and a current statement of service charges. The time it takes the solicitor to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

Your lawyer ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer, because this paperwork can take weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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Remortgaging a property in Bacup

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

You should always confirm your remortgage solicitor's lender panel status before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with solicitors who are approved members of the majority of building societies and banks, so whether you are changing to a standard variable rate mortgage with HSBC or moving to a buy to let mortgage with Chelsea Building Society, we can help.

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Bacup Transfer of equity

Whether you are tax planning for the future, giving a property to a family member or adding your spouse to the deeds, a transfer of equity is required.

Your legal representative can handle the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Bacup?

Solicitors' fees

These legal fees are paid to your lawyer for the tasks they complete during your property transaction. The quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you pay when the property transaction is complete.


A disbursement is a cost that your lawyer must pay to a third party for a tax or additional service. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check for hidden costs

Watch out for additional charges, if you are comparing quotes. Some solicitors' quotes set out additional charges in the small print. This can mean a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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