What do fixtures and fittings relate to?
New owners in Bath are regularly frustrated by a lack of clarity around what fixtures and fittings ought to be included. Conveyancing solicitors recommend a formal fixtures and fittings form to avoid later disagreements, confirming what will be sold with the property.
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.
How do we avoid paying SDLT rates?
Stamp duty scheme should be treated with extreme caution, as such schemes are costly and unreliable.
For a fast completion on the purchase of a £347,000 property, what should we organise to speed up our conveyancing process?
Essential to buying faster is to use a proactive and experienced property lawyer. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:
- What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase.
- Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
- Will they order searches immediately?
May our legal fees conceal any extra fees?
No. Homeward Legal will never charge any extra, hidden charges. If you are comparing quotes, consider that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.
We plan to buy a barn conversion in the parish of Wilsford. Is a chancel search required?
The Bath conveyancing solicitor could advise a chancel search, whichever parish in which the house being purchased is located. Through some Parochial Church Councils have decided to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish which has not imposed liability will not automatically be the case for future owners, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.