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Conveyancing in Bath Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

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.

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How do we get a discount conveyancing estimate in Bath?

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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.

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

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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.

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We plan to buy a barn conversion in the parish of Wilsford. Is a chancel search required?

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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.

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

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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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What can my conveyancing searches in Bath be?

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Searches range in cost, depending on the searches chosen. Other informative searches include a search of the Index Map.

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Can we check that the property we are buying is in a conservation area?

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With over eight thousand conservation areas across the country, the streets and neighbourhoods around Bath will include a range of areas of architectural merit recognised as protected. Wellow, Midsomer Norton and Welton and Radstock (including Braysdown and Clandown) are among the conservation areas in Bath. You may wish to contact the local council if you have specific questions, but your conveyancing solicitor will investigate this in detail during the property transaction.

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What average time should I expect it to take our conveyancing solicitor to finish all of the conveyancing work for a flat in a building?

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It can take anywhere between one month and twelve weeks dependent on any number of things for example the efficiency of the vendor's solicitor, or whether your solicitor has to act for your lender.

Our chosen property solicitors are highly focused on speed and communication you moving home as soon we can.

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As a consequence of the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England we are thinking that environmental searches might not be exacting enough?

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Environmental searches handled by your Bath lawyer should also include a far more detailed search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

You could converse with a local resident for extra insight.

 
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