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Conveyancing in Swindon Q & A's

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Updated: 15/10/16

As corroborated by the 2011 census Swindon's population is 459,049 spread over an area of 216,573 hectares meaning a residential population density 2.1 people per hectare.

Swindon is approximately three miles off the M4 junction entry 15 Westbound.

Swindon's nearest airport is Kidlington, Oxford Airport (28 miles). The nearest train station to Swindon is Kemble.

Victoria Swindon is a nearby hospital.


How do we find the best conveyancing rates in Swindon for a £727,000 property?


Both high-street and online solicitors advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Busy, stressed home owners ignore these terms at their peril. Any additional fees should be reasonable. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


We are buying on a ex-industrial use land. Is the soil potentially contaminated by waste minerals like aluminium?


There are wide-ranging regulations imposed to restrict topsoil contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include groundwater contamination and herbicides.


Unforeseeable circumstances mean we must to complete on the selling of our share of freehold flat in a narrow time frame, are you fast property lawyers in Swindon ?


On the whole property solicitors companies are slow which brings a lot of annoyance to the property legal process.

By utilising the very latest conveyancing case management systems .

We always assign vendors carefully selected property lawyer prepared to communicate with the entire buyer and seller chain such as local authorities, to attain a fast sale


Are your recommend solicitors able to act quickly on residential property auction conveyancing in Swindon?

In fact we are familiar with local and national auctions and commonly get instructed by buyers and sellers at auction. Our niche auction team of conveyancing lawyers have in the past acted for numerous vendors at national and local residential property auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Quite often hard to value homes like development land, are purchased at auction and these require greater examination. Conveyancers therefore advocate that auction buyers appoint a residential conveyancing lawyer well in advance of the auction for an investigation of the property's legal title.

After the property auction date a property lawyer will be focused on conclude the purchase legal work inside the 28 day time frame, a normal requirement of auction conditions.


Myself and my partner are purchasing a property in Swindon. Are there any designated conservation areas?


Conservation areas categorise streets and neighbourhoods of architectural or historic interest. The local authority will be able to offer more information about local conservation areas, and the lawyer handling your purchase address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.


We are considering purchasing in Whitworth, we will need to know if disadvantaged area relief is available.


Disadvantaged areas are identified by council ward. Disadvantaged areas in Swindon are Park and Whitworth. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.


We are going to buy a period building in the boundary of Swindon conservation area, where can I find details in regards to the present state of repair?


Conservation areas in Swindon are created by the local authority (Swindon) who manage conservation area concerns from what can be developed to the policing of advertising hoardings. Following a campaign, English Heritage have produced a detailed list about the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the risk of deterioration.


If Swindon contaminated land is found in an environmental search, can we have the soil remediated?


Remediation can often be possible. For additional information, contact Green Acres Turf Ltd, Rowborough Farm/Rowborough La, South Marston, Swindon, SN3 4SU.