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Conveyancing in Bath Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 08/12/16

Are you planning to moving to the area? Useful regional travel and public service information -

As corroborated by the 2011 census Bath's residential population is 434,166 spread over an area of 450,361 acres which equals a population density of 1.0 people per acre.

The closest train station to Bath is Bath Spa, about 2 miles away and the nearest airport to Bath is Bristol Airport.

St Martins Bath is the neighbouring hospital to Bath.

Q.

How do we get a discount conveyancing estimate in Bath?

A.

Many property lawyers claim to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional costs are often hiding in the terms and conditions. Excited buyers and sellers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Charges listed in the small print should be fair. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

Q.

What sort of conveyancing searches in connection with the risk of a flood in Wiltshire will my Bath solicitor actually do?

A.

An essential part of the conveyancing procedure involves a conveyancing solicitor making an application for property environmental searches that go in detail regarding Bath flooding.

Q.

Would it be reasonable to take care of the DIY conveyancing ourselves.

A.

There is absolutely no argument why you cant apply this approach and conduct your own conveyancing without a qualified Bath property lawyer. In reality however, a conveyancer handles a huge array of functions such as drafting contracts and checking the lease many of which require a qualified professional. More importantly have a go conveyancers are taking risks without sufficient insurance that every lawyers are required by the Law Society to get.

Q.

Are any of the conservation areas in Bath are in a vulnerable state?

A recent inventory of the state of conservation areas is logged by English Heritage - the following information is available at their website:

Wellow determined to be poor with medium vulnerability and deteriorating, Midsomer Norton and Welton determined to be poor with medium vulnerability and deteriorating, Radstock (including Braysdown and Clandown) determined to be very bad with high vulnerability and deteriorating, Chew Magna determined to be poor with high vulnerability and no significant change, Corston determined to be fair with medium vulnerability and deteriorating, Paulton (including Paulton Basin) determined to be poor with medium vulnerability and deteriorating.

Phone 01225 477 687 for more information.

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Will my conveyancing solicitor in Bath report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band C property before completing on the purchase?

A.

A solicitor will liaise with the Wiltshire local authority to discover the most up to date council tax band and rates, which will be included in the conveyancing report on title. Up-to-date rates for homes in Bath are detailed online at the Wiltshire local authority site. Currently on 01 February 2013 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,010.00
  • Band B - £1,179.00
  • Band C - £1,347.00
  • Band D - £1,515.00
  • Band E - £1,852.00
  • Band F - £2,189.00
  • Band G - £2,525.00
  • Band H - £3,031.00

Q.

Which local authority looks after Bath?

A.

Bath is located in Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN, phone: 0300 456 0100

Q.

The current owner has unfortunately added incongruous PVC windows on the flat which we think may breach Midsomer Norton conservation area rules.

A.

A property lawyer will make enquiries to verify if your new home is located within a conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have essential permissions from the local council.

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In Bath, is topsoil remediation of contaminated land an option?

A.

Where property in Bath has been contaminated, remediation is possible is some cases, but costly. Speak to HL Mills Ltd, Glengariff Claverton Down Road, Bath, BA2 7AL for more details.

 
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