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Conveyancing in Easton Q & A's

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Updated: 11/01/17

Easton area information

Bristol St Paul Churches Conservation Trust and Bristol St Thomas the Martyr Churches Conservation Trust are around Easton.

The closest airport to Easton is Bristol Airport. The nearest station to Easton is Lawrence Hill, about a mile away.

Easton is nearby at around 1/4 miles of junction entry 3 Northbound of the M32.

The closest hospital is Heath House Priory Day Bristol.

Q.

We need to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate in Easton. and what is included?

A.

Many property lawyers promote cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional charges may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement which homeowners may have not read carefully

Q.

How many mortgage lenders in Easton do you work with?

A.

Of lenders with offices around Easton, we with the majority. Easton lenders and mortgage specialists include Imagine Mortgages Ltd, 1 Straits Pde, Bristol, BS16 2LA, Mears Steve, 28 Alma Vale Rd, Bristol, BS8 2HY, and 1st Peoples Mortgage, 447 Gloucester Rd, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8TZ.

Q.

In what ways does my Easton property lawyer report on the risk of possible flooding to properties in Easton on a Regency house I am intending to purchase?

A.

Your solicitor applies for standard protocol property conveyancing searches that incorporate Easton flood risk area data. In addition the property solicitor in Easton may suggest a significantly more flood risk search. At the time of this article being published (30-Dec-12) there were no warnings around the Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck at the River Deben from, and including Debenham to Bromeswell and the River Lark from Clopton to Martlesham

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The property in Easton being bought is on a former industrial site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like vanadium?

A.

Easton industry, agriculture and the natural environment can cause soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as groundwater contaminants like landfill leachate and trichloroethylene.

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Are the any areas of conservation in Easton likely to affect us?

A.

The neighbourhoods in or near Easton will include several conservation areas. The local council will be able to provide more details about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.

Q.

Will my assigned professional conveyancing solicitor in Easton report back to me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band F cottage before completion?

A.

Your solicitor will liaise with the Bristol local council to ascertain the applicable council tax charges which will then be set out in the conveyancer's title report.

The correct rates for Easton are listed on the Bristol local authority site. At the time of authoring, 19 June 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £1,047.00
  • Band B - £1,221.00
  • Band C - £1,395.00
  • Band D - £1,570.00
  • Band E - £1,919.00
  • Band F - £2,267.00
  • Band G - £2,616.00
  • Band H - £3,140.00

Q.

Where do I discover additional data on the Easton and Easton conservation areas?

A.

English Heritage, a government body, have produced a list of the condition of conservation areas. Local Easton conservation area issues e.g. what can be demolished or traffic signs are overseen by the local authority (Bristol).

Q.

Do we need to get a chancel search if I am buying a Easton flat conversion close to a parsonage?

A.

Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Church properties in Easton include St Peter, St Peter, Christian Family Centre and St Peter.

 
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