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Conveyancing in Corston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/04/17

Pertinent regional transport and public service details -

The nearest airport to Corston is Bristol Airport (11 miles s). The closest train station to Corston is Oldfield Park.

Royal United Bath is the nearest hospital for Corston.


I am trying to find an affordable Corston conveyancing quote. What do we need to consider?


This affects many homeowners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many solicitors promote so-called cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement which homeowners may have not read carefully Any additional charges listed in the terms needs to be fair and reasonable. Your quote should list any disbursements.Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


Where can I go about check whether the Corston conservation area is in a poor state?


English Heritage, a government body, have put together records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.

Local conservation areas are nominated by Wiltshire who govern everything from including things like ugly shop fronts, removal of chimney stacks and the upkeep of public spaces.


Does Corston include any areas of conservation?


There are a number of conservation areas in or near Corston. You may wish to contact the local council if you have specific questions, but your conveyancing lawyer will address this during the house-buying process.


When should we book the removal van?

Homeward Legals advice is to hold off agreeing removals until such time as both sides have set an absolute moving date that occurs once final contracts are signed.

Depending on certain criteria firms add an additional a change of date fee

For a local firm Tax E Van, 10 Meadlands, Corston, Bath, BA2 9AS Telephone: 01225 873585 or Bath Express Removals, Grove Lodge/Padleigh, Bath, BA2 9DR on 01225 332106.


As a consequence of the major flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England, we are worried that conveyancing searches may not be sufficient?


A conveyancer in Corston should always include property environmental searches if the standard search determines a significant risk Corston area flood risk

Sometimes home buyers to also speak to a local resident to gain extra comfort.


What will my searches cost?


With Homeward Legal's conveyancing service, you will be charged at most £249 for a standard bundle of searches. Searches are disbursements, and are charged at cost.


What is gazumping?


Unfortunately, gazumping is widespread both in Corston, and across North Somerset and takes place when a seller approves an offer and later rejects it. Instead, they then go for a second buyer's offer. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a risk. Instructing a property solicitor early is a key first step to reducing this risk.


Handling the legal work without the assistance of a solicitor in Corston is becoming possible as a buyer and seller of a house. Would it be reasonable ?


There is absolutely no argument why a seller should not take care of he bulk of the legal process without Corston solicitor. The truth is however that a property lawyer typically handles a significant number of roles from ranging from chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries and interpreting the lease many of which are more safely handled with appropriate experience. Even more importantly DIY lawyers will not have the applicable indemnity cover which qualified solicitors firms are required by the SRA to carry.