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Updated: 18/10/16

Local points of interest in North Somerset

Tyntesfield National Trust , Blacknore Point Lighthouse, Clapton-In-Gordano St Michael Churches Conservation Trust and Brockley St Nicholas Churches Conservation Trust are in North Somerset.

North Somerset is about three miles of junction entry 19 Southbound of the M5.

Bristol Airport is 4 miles from North Somerset. and Nailsea and Backwell station is almost 2 miles from North Somerset.

The nearest hospital is Clevedon.


How do I find affordable conveyancing in North Somerset?


Many conveyancers purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional fees will be included in the terms. Extra costs listed in terms of engagement needs to be fair. They only apply to matters if your lawyer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should be included on the quote. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


Is tenancy agreement vetting a fee or disbursement?


It is not always clear if a charge is a disbursement or a fee. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your conveyancing quote.


For fast legal work on the purchase of a £504k house, what do we need to do?


Firstly, moving faster is key is to use a proactive solicitor. You should consider:

  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction.
  • Q.

    As a consequence of the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England I am concerned that property environmental searches might not be sufficient?


    Environmental searches applied for by a North Somerset conveyancing solicitor should also include a far more informative search (Landmark) if required.

    If you are nervous why not try to approach a next door neighbour.


    I am intending to purchase a medieval barn conversion in the parish of Thorne Coffin. Is a chancel search required?


    The conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend that a chancel search is ordered, irrespective of the parish where the building being bought is located. Chancel repair may be apportioned on new owners of a building where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) may have not done so in the past.


    Which environmental factors can impact land in North Somerset. Will they be checked for comprehensively?


    Property may be contaminated by several natural causes and human activities, and factors like waste disposal sites or military land will be detailed in an appropriate search.


    When in the conveyancing process is it appropriate to get a conveyancer?


    In simple terms, the earlier in the process you can instruct a firm, the better, as conveyancing involves several tasks that may be performed immediately. Promptly instructing a solicitor for your North Somerset transaction for a sale can mean that documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process, whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.


    In what ways can my conveyancer in North Somerset report back on the potential risk of local flooding around North Somerset?


    An essential component in the legal procedure of buying a property involves a conveyancing solicitor conducting environmental searches that give some details with regard to North Somerset area flood risk.