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Updated: 14/10/17

Are you thinking of re-locating to the Axbridge area? Useful regional public service information -

Axbridge's nearest airport is Bristol Airport (9 miles). Cardiff Airport is 24 miles and away and Axbridge's nearest train station is Worle.

The closest hospital for Axbridge is Weston Weston Super Mare.


What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £78k home?


Several conveyancers advertise cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra fees will be included in the terms of engagement, left unregarded by busy buyers and sellers Your Axbridge conveyancing quote must also state costs to be paid to third parties, such as the Land Registry, (disbursements).


The estate agent has named the property solicitor who they generally use. Do I need to use this firm?


Many agents have arrangements with solicitors whereby they refer conveyancing work to them. Such referrals must be carefully considered, as the agent may recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.


Are we advised to get a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Kewstoke, near Axbridge?


Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to recommend a chancel search. In older areas of Axbridge, chancel repair can be imposed on current owners of a residence where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.


I am buying a sixties investment flat in a designated conservation areas, how do I find more information about the standard of upkeep?

Following a campaign, English Heritage keep records of the state of conservation areas in Axbridge and across England.

Local conservation areas are specified by the local Sedgemoor planning authority, who preside over conservation area concerns from building materials used to the inhibition of street guard rails.


What length of time does it take our conveyancing solicitor to carry out all of the conveyancing work on a maisonette in a forties home we are purchasing?


The process can take anywhere from 3 weeks and three months, which can be hampered by a number of issues for example the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or contentious issues that may arise. Homeward Legal's property lawyers are very focused on speed and communication, with the intention of completing the process as quickly as possible.


How do you determine Stamp Duty Land Tax rates, and how much should we pay on a £887000 property?


Stamp Duty Land Tax will depend on the purchase price of the property. Stamp duty will be £35480 on a £887000 Axbridge home (information accurate July 2012).


In respect of the major flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England we are concerned that flood searches won't be detailed enough?


Property conveyancing searches conducted by a solicitor in Axbridge will include the more detailed search (Landmark) if required.

You can always contact a neighbour of the property for extra local history.


What is the council tax on a Thirties converted Band H home in Axbridge?


You should be include your new home's band in the report on title. Council tax rates for homes in Axbridge are set out in detail at the Sedgemoor local authority website. At the time of writing (26 June 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £966.00
  • Band B - £1,127.00
  • Band C - £1,287.00
  • Band D - £1,448.00
  • Band E - £1,770.00
  • Band F - £2,092.00
  • Band G - £2,414.00
  • Band H - £2,897.00