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Conveyancing in Almondsbury Q & A's

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Updated: 22/10/16

Intending to moving to the Almondsbury area? Some useful local Almondsbury transport and public service information -

Almondsbury is very close at approximately 1/2 mile off the M5 junction entry 15 Southbound.

Almondsbury's closest airport is Bristol Airport. and the closest train station to Almondsbury is Patchway, about 2 miles away.

Southmead Bristol is a nearby hospital to Almondsbury.


How do I get fixed rate conveyancing in Almondsbury?


Numerous solicitors advertise cheap conveyancing, but extra costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Any additional charges which are listed in terms of engagement should be fair and clearly defined.


Has top-soil in Almondsbury been contaminated by uranium?


Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Almondsbury, top-soil contamination cannot be totally avoided. Also considering issues such as chlorine and groundwater contaminants like landfill leachate, contaminants affecting Almondsbury property will be factored into an environmental search.


Our estate agent in Sutton in Ashfield has put forward the conveyancing. Do I need to use this solicitor?


An agent may suggest a conveyancing firm. Such referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.


What does our searches usually cost?

Searches range in cost, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements.


We have a found a property to buy. How do we get fast conveyancing?


As is widely reported, buying faster is key to instruct a experienced lawyer. When finding a suitable a lawyer, you should ask the following: How soon will they order searches? Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Do they use email?


Does our Almondsbury conveyancer tell me about the cost of council tax on a Band C property prior to completing on the purchase?


A solicitor will approach the South Gloucestershire local authority to discover the relevant council tax band and rates, which will be set out in the title report. Up-to-date charges for homes in Almondsbury are tabled online at the South Gloucestershire council site. Currently, 24 October 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,023.00
  • Band B - £1,193.00
  • Band C - £1,364.00
  • Band D - £1,534.00
  • Band E - £1,875.00
  • Band F - £2,216.00
  • Band G - £2,557.00
  • Band H - £3,068.00


Which local authority looks after Almondsbury?


Almondsbury is located in South Gloucestershire Council, The Council Offices, Castle Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 1HF, Call: 01454 868 009


What length of time should it take my solicitor to exchange the conveyancing process for the lower floor of Thirties property?


Completion can take anywhere between one month and 12 weeks depending on any number of issues e.g. the efficiency of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or whether the property is leasehold, Freehold or share of freehold.

Our highly conveyancing solicitors are highly proactive completing the legal process as rapidly we can.