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Conveyancing in Bristol Q & A's

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Updated: 17/10/16

Moving to a house in the Bristol area? Pertinent regional services facts and figures ;

As determined by the 2011 census, Bristol has a residential population of 940,241 spread over an area of 286,258 acres (115,845 hectares) giving a population density of 3.3 people per acre or 8.1 per hectare.


Local Bristol attractions


Bristol St Thomas the Martyr Churches Conservation Trust and Bristol St John the Baptist Churches Conservation Trust are in Bristol.

Bristol is of Junction 3 Northbound of the M32.

Bristol Temple Meads station is almost 1 mile from Bristol. Bristol's nearest airport is Bristol Airport.

The nearest hospital is Bristol Eye.


I need affordable conveyancing in Bristol. What should we check?


Confusion over this issue catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra costs are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Additional fees ought to be fair. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


In 2 months we are likely to be moving out of our semi detached residence on the outskirts of Bristol into a home in Bickley , at what stage to select a removals firm?


The most sensible course of action is for buyers to wait before making arrangements with removals until such time as everyone has scheduled a move date which happens once exchange of contracts.

The majority of firms will impose a rearrangement payment . For a local Bristol and Avon firm Removals Bristol, Nelson House/Rupert St, Bristol, BS1 2PZ on 0871 704 2801.


Do we need to be worried about fixtures and fittings?


Usually, fixtures are permanently fixed to walls, floors or ceilings securely and fixtures can be more easily removed. This can be overlooked, making the approval of the list of fixtures and fittings essential.


Is it recommended to get searches for chancel liability? I am buying a property near priory land in Bristol.


Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Bristol property likely to be affected. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Bristol properties is likely to exist. Bristol churches include Christ Church, St Stephen, St Stephen and St Philip & St Jacob.


Having read about the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England, we are concerned that flood searches aren't thorough enough?


Environmental searches conducted by the property solicitor in Bristol will also include a more detailed search (Landmark) if required.

It is not uncommon for buyers to get in touch with a next door neighbour to get further assurance if still concerned or regional Bristol and Avon flood repair expert, try: Red Temple Services, 149A Two Mile Hill Rd, Bristol, BS15 1BG Tel: 0117-307 9559.


The vendor has fitted chimney stacks to the maisonette, which I think may infringe on Arnos Vale conservation area guidelines.


Your property solicitor will determine if the property is within a conservation area and if so whether any modifications have requisite consent from the Bristol authority.


Are there companies who remediate contaminated top soil in Bristol?


Remediation of contaminated land is often feasible, though expensive. A local provider such as CWT Landscape Supplies, Chittening Ind Est, Chittening, Bristol, BS11 0YB may be able to provide more detail.


How much does conveyancing searches cost?


Bristol conveyancing searches ranges in cost. Conveyancing searches are paid out to a 3rd party.