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Conveyancing in Bath Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

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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We are purchasing in Bath. Is it important that property searches are performed?

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Conveyancing searches are a standard collection of questions requested by the purchaser's conveyancer, such as a drainage search. They are not surveys.

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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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How is contaminated land in Bath investigated during the conveyancing process?

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Numerous of contaminants could lessen the value of land in Bath, like air pollution. An environmental search can give more clarity. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Bathford Paper Mills, Avon, BA1 7QG.

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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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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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What do fixtures and fittings relate to?

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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.

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In 1 month we are likely to be finally moving from our period building just outside Bath to a building in Melksham what is the best point to select a home removal firm?

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We would tend to advise that you delay booking a removals company until such time as contracts have exchanged has been notified as it is likely that the firm date wont have been agreed. Many removals companies might impose a change of date charge . Try Jon Mace Logistics, 10 Roundhill Gr, Bath, BA2 1JT Tel: 07988 282060 or Robert Andrew, 79 Wedmore Pk, Bath, BA2 1JZ Call: 01225 448550.

 
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