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Updated: 21/05/18

Are you thinking of re-locating to Batheaston? Relevant local transport and public service facts -

Batheaston's closest train station is Bath Spa at 3 miles. The nearest airport to Batheaston is Bristol Airport (17 miles).

Royal National For Rheumatic Diseases Bath is the nearest hospital.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a £256,000 property?

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Many online and high street conveyancers offer so-called cheap conveyancing, but additional charges may be added into small print. This small print is often not read by property buyers and sellers in a hurry. Any disbursements must also be stated on a quote Any additional charges found in terms and conditions should be fair and be applicable if the lawyer must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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We plan to purchase a residence in Bathampton. Will a chancel search be specified?

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A solicitor could recommend a chancel search. In older areas of Batheaston, chancel repair may be apportioned on the owners of a home where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants.

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Where look for find out if the conservation area I am buying in is not being properly maintained?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage now maintain records of the condition of conservation areas. Local conservation areas are specified by the local authority (Wiltshire) who preserve conservation area concerns from including things like neglected buildings, extensions and paths.

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Will we need a chancel search if I am buying on the same street as a rectory manor in Batheaston?

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As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Batheaston which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for maintenance of churches. Terms used in a property's name, like 'Glebe Farm', may indicate chancel liability. Batheaston churches include St Catherine and St John the Baptist.

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My partner and I are interested in purchasing a property in Batheaston, and would like to check that there are many conservation areas.

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Locales deemed to be of historic or architectural significance, such as historic transport links, will be designated as conservation areas. The local council will be able to offer more information about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing lawyer handling your purchase address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area.

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May the conveyancing charges cover any hidden charges?

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Our solicitors never hide any hidden extra charges. Be aware that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.

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Does my Batheaston lawyer inform me about the cost of council tax for a Band E house prior to completion?

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A property solicitor will write to the council to ascertain the current council tax rates, which will subsequently be detailed in the conveyancing report on title. Council tax rates for homes in Batheaston are set out in detail at the Wiltshire council website. On 31 August 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • 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

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The web is full of a growing number publications giving details on DIY conveyancing e.g. House Buying, Selling and Conveyancing. Do we have to use property lawyer in Batheaston for my home move?

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There are no arguments why a buyer cannot reasonably engage in the legal process without the help of conveyancing solicitor in Batheaston.

However, a conveyancing solicitor is in charge of a large number of actions ranging from chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries or interpreting the lease many of which require a qualified solicitor. Essentially DIY lawyers are not covered by sufficient insurance cover which legal firms are compelled to possess.