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Conveyancing in Wootton Bassett Q & A's

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Updated: 21/10/16

Wootton Bassett's nearest train station is Chippenham at 11 miles s. Wootton Bassett's closest airport is Gloucester Airport.

Wootton Bassett is under 2m of the M4 junction entry 16 Westbound.

Victoria Swindon is the closest hospital to Wootton Bassett.


We need the cheapest conveyancing quote. and what is included?


The confusion over this topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional costs will be included in the terms of engagement. These terms are often ignored by excited homeowners, eager to get underway. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Where can we determine additional info about the conservation areas in Wootton Bassett?


Following a campaign, English Heritage have put together information about the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in Wiltshire and throughout England in addition to the risk of the area falling into disrepair. Conservation areas in Wootton Bassett, for instance the historic layout of roads, loft extensions or poorly maintained pavements are presided over by the local authority (Swindon).


We are buying in Wootton Bassett on a recently-developed ex-industrial site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like iron (Fe)?


The risks posed by soil contamination to Wootton Bassett inhabitants are usually low. Metal contamination of soil in Wootton Bassett is more likely to occur near former industrial sites. Data on other contaminants, like groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.


The local agent has offered the firm of solicitors which they often use. Is it risky to use this solicitor?


The agent will often recommend a solicitor, however, such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as an agent may decide to recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.


Wootton Bassett conveyancing solicitors order a number of searches when they are instructed by a property buyer,, but which specific ones?


If getting a mortgage, your lender requires you to at least specific searches, including the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental, and, depending on certain criteria, specific local Wootton Bassett searches such as Bankruptcy Search (K16).


What are the alternatives if buying a house in a Swindon planning authority conservation area ?


Swindon council Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by the solicitor should find out the existence of suitable consent for modifications to the property.


How much is the council tax on a Forties terraced property in Wootton Bassett?


In most cases a conveyancer's title report will contain the appropriate Swindon council tax band. Council tax rates for properties in Wootton Bassett are published online at the Swindon council site. Currently on 10 August 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £929.00
  • Band B - £1,083.00
  • Band C - £1,238.00
  • Band D - £1,393.00
  • Band E - £1,702.00
  • Band F - £2,012.00
  • Band G - £2,321.00
  • Band H - £2,786.00


We have a found a freehold house to buy. How do we ensure fast conveyancing?


Finding a proactive property lawyer is crucial to faster conveyancing. Additionally, there are several things you, as the purchaser, can also do to accelerate the legal work, such as, calling or emailing the property lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays, if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can and answering any queries raised by your property lawyer as soon as possible.