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Conveyancing in Badminton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 13/01/18

Planning to relocate to the area? Some useful Badminton public service facts and figures -

The closest station to Badminton is Yate, approximately 6 miles away. Badminton's closest airport is Bristol Airport (21 miles).

Malmesbury is a nearby hospital.

Q.

We are trying to find an affordable conveyancing quote, we are on a tight budget.

A.

Many firms claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra costs are often hiding in small print. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on your conveyancing quote

Q.

My wife and I are buying in Badminton. Are there many designated conservation areas?

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Locales deemed to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', such as model housing estates, will be recorded as conservation areas. Your property solicitor will be able to provide more details and confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.

Q.

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

A.

A qualified lawyer in Badminton should apply for food risk searches if the standard search establishes a Badminton flooding risk.

Why not get in touch with a neighbour to gain further assurance.

Q.

Is contaminated land in Badminton a concern?

A.

A range of contaminants may reduce the value of land in Badminton, and an environmental search should reveal if a

specific plot of land may be impacted by local contaminants such as potentially contaminative use of nearby land and proximity to waste sites.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Badminton?

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Badminton is located in South Gloucestershire Council, The Council Offices, Castle Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 1HF, contact: 01454 868 009

Q.

I am buying a £763000 residence in Badminton. How is stamp duty worked out?

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Stamp Duty will rely on the purchase price. On a £763000 property, stamp duty will be £30520.*

*Accurate as of September 2012

Q.

Does our conveyancing solicitor in Badminton tell me about the cost of the council tax on a Band F townhouse before exchanging contracts?

A.

A conveyancer will liaise with the South Gloucestershire local council to reveal the currently applicable council tax band and rates, which will be added to the conveyancer's title report. The correct charges for Badminton are listed at the South Gloucestershire council website. Currently (01 July 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,023.00
  • Band B - £1,193.00
  • Band C - £1,364.00
  • Band D - £1,534.00
  • Band E - £1,875.00
  • Band F - £2,216.00
  • Band G - £2,557.00
  • Band H - £3,068.00

Q.

Can you confirm which Badminton lenders your lawyers work with. Whose panels are your solicitors on?

A.

We are able to work with the majority of lenders assisting purchasers in Badminton. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Imagine Mortgages Ltd, 1 Straits Pde, Bristol, BS16 2LA, Bath Mortgage Search, 106 Broadmoor La, Bath, BA1 4LB, and MTI Independent Ltd, 42 High St, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3DP. The Badminton solicitor handling the work for your sale or purchase can confirm additional costs or hurdles associated with your chosen lender.