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Conveyancing in Badminton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/01/17

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

Q.

Which government authority is on charge of for monitoring the status of neglect the conservation areas in Badminton?

A.

Conservation areas are set up by South Gloucestershire who preside over everything from including things like neon signs, side extensions and property boundaries. English Heritage have put together a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.

Q.

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?

A.

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.

Q.

Will we be able to get going and complete on the legal work on our jointly owned house in approximately 1 month, do you employ fast Badminton conveyancing solicitors ?

Homeward Legal adopts a highly active plan of attack to concluding the conveyancing work for clients as fast as possible.

Homeward Legal only ever introduce you to carefully selected solicitors which are client focused and will always attempt to communicate from the beginning to the end of the home buyer and seller chain .

Furthermore our property lawyers are chosen because they rely on the very latest practice management systems to exchange on the property sale in the shortest time.

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What does a Badminton conveyancing lawyer recommend if the home I want to buy is inside the boundary of a South Gloucestershire conservation area which seems to have unapproved new windows fitted?

A.

South Gloucestershire local authority enquiries carried out by your Badminton conveyancing solicitor during the legal process will find out if the property is in a designated conservation area and evidence of the appropriate permissions for changes to the property will be supplied.

Q.

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

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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.

Which local authority is responsible for Badminton?

A.

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

Q.

Will a solicitor in Badminton conduct any conveyancing searches on the Gloucestershire Victorian detached building I am intending to buy?

A.

The routine procedure is to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and possibly unique particular e.g. a Land Charges Search (K15).

 
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