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Updated: 22/04/18

Some handy regional travel and services information

The closest airport to Chard is Exeter International Airport. and the nearest station to Chard is Axminster.

Chard is the most convenient hospital to Chard.


How do we get the best rates for conveyancing in Chard for a 329k home?


Various conveyancers purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, but additional costs may inflate the solicitor's invoice. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Which local authority is responsible for Chard?


Chard is located in South Somerset District Council, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT, contact: 01935 462 462


How can hurry up and exchange contracts on the selling of our freehold flat in a short time frame, do Homeward Legal have any really fast Chard conveyancing solicitors ?


Homeward Legal takes an extremely take charge approach to finishing the conveyancing to meet the sellers requirements.

We only ever allocate you to lawyers which will always communicate throughout the buyer and seller chain . Additionally Homeward Legals SRA regulated solicitors are chosen because they have the latest HMRC and Land Registry integrated and technology systems to exchange on the sale quickly.


Is there something I can do to get out of paying out for SDLT rates?


We do not recommend clients risk any stamp duty reduction scheme, because these schemes are costly and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .


Is set up to 1 month completions on the conveyancing of property auction properties in Chard?

In fact we prepare legal packs for vendors and commonly get instructed by sellers at auction. Our niche auction team of lawyers have in the past acted for countless buyers and sellers at local Chard property auctions, for example Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Normally hard to value homes e. g. development land, are bought in property auctions which tend to necessitate additional inquiries. Conveyancers therefore encourage that purchasers formally instruct an auction experienced lawyer well before the auction day for a thorough review. After the auction day your chosen lawyer is fully focused on concluding the conveyancing inside as short a time frame as typically required .


My partner and I are buying in Chard, and need to know if there are many conservation areas.


There are a range of conservation areas near or within Chard. You may wish to contact the local council if you have specific questions, but your lawyer will investigate this in detail during the conveyancing process.


What does a Chard property solicitor advise if the house is in a conservation area in South Somerset which has unsympathetic stone cladding installed?


The local authority LLC1 searches conducted by your Chard property lawyer in the process of the conveyancing should find out whether the property is within a conservation area and evidence of permission for changes to the property will be required.Should no authority consents be available, your conveyancing solicitor will give you professional advice on the alternatives for example getting covered by an indemnity insurance policy or getting retrospective consent from South Somerset planning authority.


What will the council tax cost for a period Band A maisonette in Chard?


Your pertinent band will almost always be reported in the conveyancer's title report, as well as by the local authority. Council tax charges for properties in Chard are detailed online at the South Somerset local authority site. At the time of writing (13 January 2013) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £991.00
  • Band B - £1,156.00
  • Band C - £1,321.00
  • Band D - £1,486.00
  • Band E - £1,816.00
  • Band F - £2,146.00
  • Band G - £2,476.00
  • Band H - £2,972.00