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Conveyancing in Badminton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

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

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What length of time does it take for my assigned conveyancing solicitor to finish the conveyancing process on the lower floor of Thirties house we are buying in Badminton?

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The conveyancing process can take anywhere from a month to 3 months, contingent on any number of factors e.g. the speed of the seller's property lawyer, or the time taken to issue draft contracts. Homeward Legal's solicitors are highly results driven with a view to completing the process as quickly we can.

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Is your panel of solicitors set up to 28 day completions on the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Badminton?

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Our residential property lawyers frequently do the legal work for buyers at auction. Conveyancers usually encourage buyers to select a suitable property lawyer in advance of the auction to allow adequate time for a full report of the legal documents.

After the actual auction your appointed solicitor is thoroughly geared up to completing the transaction inside a month as typically required by the terms if sale.

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

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

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Is a home buyers survey a good idea if we are buying property in Badminton?

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Homeward Legal firmly recommend that you book a survey when purchasing in Badminton. A range issues can affect a property, for example unsafe chimney circulation. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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When you are buying on the same street as a church constructed in the 16th Century in Badminton, do we need to get a chancel liability search?

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Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Badminton Church council. Parochial Church Councils in Badminton must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. Badminton church lands where a chancel search may be necessary include St Michael & All Angels.

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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.

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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?

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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.

 
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