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Updated: 16/01/17

Helpful East Coker public service facts and figures -

The nearest train station to East Coker is Yeovil Junction, almost 2 miles away. The closest airport to East Coker is Bristol Airport.

Yeovil District is a nearby hospital for East Coker.


How do we find the best rates for conveyancing in East Coker for a £258,000 house?


Many firms claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees may be added into the terms, left unregarded by busy sellers and buyers Any additional charges should be fair and reasonable and come into force only if your conveyancer must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A quote for conveyancing in East Coker should also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.


Is contaminated land a concern for any homes in East Coker?


Several contaminants caused by factors caused by man and by nature may reduce the value of residential property in East Coker . Contaminants like masts or pylons and waste disposal sites should be reported on during conveyancing searches.


What makes East Coker conveyancing to require so much time and effort?


The conveyancing process in East Coker could experience delays. We know how distracting such delays can be and seek to minimise the consequences of these delays by pushing all parties involved.


What individual search enquiries should my East Coker conveyancing solicitor do for a East Coker house?


Normal conveyancing protocol will be to obtain the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search, Environment Search and Tin Mining Search and perhaps less common searches such as Chancel Search.


In respect to the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England, I am anxious that property conveyancing searches may not be exacting enough?


The East Coker property solicitor will advise you to also get food risk searches if the standard conveyancing searches flag up a significant risk East Coker flood risk.

People sometimes try to contact a future neighbour for additional more comfort if you are still worried.


What can a East Coker property solicitor recommend if the maisonette I am intending to buy is inside the boundary of a conservation are in South Somerset council and has an un-consented windows installed?


South Somerset council search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by your East Coker conveyancing solicitor as part of the conveyancing should determine if the property is within a designated conservation area and evidence of council approval for alterations will be required.

If no necessary permissions be in evidence, the solicitor will recommend the options, which include requesting an indemnity insurance or obtaining retrospective permission.


Would you confirm making the effort to circumvent paying stamp duty?


Stamp duty is generally due on home purchases valued at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty reduction is not advised. These schemes are expensive and often likely to fail.


What will the council tax cost me on a Victorian Band D maisonette in East Coker?


The appropriate council tax band should in most cases be reported as part of the conveyancing report on title, and by the local authority. Correct charges for residents of East Coker are set out in detail at the South Somerset council site. At the time of writing (17 October 2012) the different rates are:

  • 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