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Updated: 23/10/16

Hinton St George points of interest

Seavington St Mary Churches Conservation Trust and Stocklinch Ottersey St Mary the Virgin Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Hinton St George.

The nearest airport to Hinton St George is Exeter International Airport. Crewkerne train station is approximately 3 miles from Hinton St George.

The closest hospital is Crewkerne.


How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? I am trying to find an affordable Hinton St George conveyancing estimate.


Many property buyers and sellers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many firms promote supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra costs are often hiding in the terms of engagement that unknowing property buyers and sellers have not reviewed Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


What will the council tax cost me on a period Band A maisonette in Hinton St George?


Your band will usually be set out as part of the conveyancer's title report along with the local council. The latest tax rates for properties in Hinton St George are tabled online at the South Somerset council website. At the time of writing (20 January 2013) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £991.00
  • Band B - £1,156.00
  • Band C - £1,321.00
  • Band D - £1,486.00
  • Band E - £1,816.00
  • Band F - £2,146.00
  • Band G - £2,476.00
  • Band H - £2,972.00


If I plan to buy in the parish of Barrington, should we order a chancel search?


A solicitor may suggest a chancel search. In Hinton St George's much older areas, chancel repair can be imposed on the current owners of a property where church councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.


Environmental searches are estimated from past data and given climate change such as the flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England, are they still appropriate to identify enough about the evolving Hinton St George flood risk area?


A qualified Hinton St George solicitor will apply for environmental searches if the standard searches spots a any kind of Hinton St George flood risk area data

Property purchasers sometimes speak to a future neighbour for additional information.


Should I read about handling the legal side of home moving when buying and selling a maisonette , Is it a good economy to take care of the legals on our own?


Legally speaking there is absolutely no argument at all why a buyer cant conduct your own conveyancing unaided. That said, a conveyancer in Hinton St George takes care of a significant number of actions including checking contracts and interpreting management accounts many of which need a skilled professional.

In any event however, lawyers are duty bound to carry the applicable insurance cover that ultimately protects you from any professional carelessness.


Should the house's form for fixtures and fittings include items such as curtain rails?


New owners are regularly frustrated by a lack of clarity over which fixtures and fittings should be included in a purchase. Often, this issue is not considered, making it essential that the list of fixtures and fittings to be sold with the property is agreed early.


What would my conveyancing searches in Hinton St George cost?


Searches in Hinton St George ranges in cost, depending on the searches required. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party.


Is it necessary to get searches for chancel liability? I am buying a Hinton St George apartment on the same road as priory land.


As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Hinton St George which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for maintenance of local churches. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. Hinton St George churches which may give rise to chancel liability include St George.