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Updated: 25/10/16

Easton area information

Bristol St Paul Churches Conservation Trust and Bristol St Thomas the Martyr Churches Conservation Trust are around Easton.

The closest airport to Easton is Bristol Airport. The nearest station to Easton is Lawrence Hill, about a mile away.

Easton is nearby at around 1/4 miles of junction entry 3 Northbound of the M32.

The closest hospital is Heath House Priory Day Bristol.


We need to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate in Easton. and what is included?


Many property lawyers promote cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional charges may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement which homeowners may have not read carefully


Are the any areas of conservation in Easton likely to affect us?


The neighbourhoods in or near Easton will include several conservation areas. The local council will be able to provide more details about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.


We plan to buy a chapel in the parish of Cold Salperton. Do we need a chancel search?


A conveyancing lawyer might recommend that a chancel search is ordered. In Easton's much older areas, chancel repair may be apportioned on the current owners of a house where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. For property in the parish of Cold Salperton, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.


Does your company administer the conveyancing of auction properties in Easton?


Yes - Our firm is used to working with property auction conveyancing. Frequently specialist homes for example investment properties, are included in property auctions and these

require additional investigation by the conveyancer Lawyers therefore encourage purchasers to choose a property lawyer prior to the day of the auction to allow sufficient time for a title report of the legal documents.

Subsequently, following the date of the auction your experienced lawyer is totally able to concentrate on finishing the legal work inside the limited time as usually required .


Which factors will affect land in Easton. Are these comprehensively investigated?


Land could be contaminated by a range of natural causes, and an environmental search should clarify to what extent a home may be impacted by local contaminants like waste disposal sites.


As a consequence of the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England we are worried that environmental searches may not be sufficient?


Your Easton conveyancing solicitor should get additional flood searches if the initial searches spots a any kind of Easton flood risk area data

For extra area background you could also try to speak to a neighbour of the property.


Will my assigned professional conveyancing solicitor in Easton report back to me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band F cottage before completion?


Your solicitor will liaise with the Bristol local council to ascertain the applicable council tax charges which will then be set out in the conveyancer's title report.

The correct rates for Easton are listed on the Bristol local authority site. At the time of authoring, 19 June 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £1,047.00
  • Band B - £1,221.00
  • Band C - £1,395.00
  • Band D - £1,570.00
  • Band E - £1,919.00
  • Band F - £2,267.00
  • Band G - £2,616.00
  • Band H - £3,140.00


Where do I discover additional data on the Easton and Easton conservation areas?


English Heritage, a government body, have produced a list of the condition of conservation areas. Local Easton conservation area issues e.g. what can be demolished or traffic signs are overseen by the local authority (Bristol).