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Updated: 27/11/16

Read about the area ;

Filton is very close at inside 2m of junction entry 17 Northbound of the M5.

Filton Abbeywood station is approximately 1 mile from Filton and Filton's nearest airport is Bristol Airport.

The closest hospital for Filton is Southmead Bristol.


I am trying to find affordable conveyancing. What do we need to check for?


Confusion over this topic catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many firms offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra costs are often hiding in the terms that unknowing sellers and buyers have not reviewed A quote should state any disbursements to be paid. Extra fees included in terms and conditions should be fair. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Does my conveyancing solicitor in Filton report back to me about the cost of the council tax on a Band D cottage before completion?


Your solicitor will write to the relevant council to find out the currently applicable council tax rates, which will be written in the title report. The latest tax charges for Filton are listed online at the South Gloucestershire council site. Currently on 13 December 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,023.00
  • Band B - £1,193.00
  • Band C - £1,364.00
  • Band D - £1,534.00
  • Band E - £1,875.00
  • Band F - £2,216.00
  • Band G - £2,557.00
  • Band H - £3,068.00


Is a deed of covenant a disbursement or a fee?


A good quote should clearly state all disbursements and fees. This charge is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in a quote.


What average time should I expect it to take our assigned property lawyer to exchange contracts the conveyancing formalities on a terraced fifties property?


It can take anywhere from 3 weeks and 3 months, which can be hampered by a number of issues e.g. the efficiency of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or the speed of the lender.


Where do I find out additional data on the standard of the conservation areas in Filton and Filton?


Following a campaign, English Heritage now maintain records of the state of repair of conservation areas. Local conservation areas, such as trees, extensions or derelict buildings are handled by the local authority (South Gloucestershire).


I am buying in Filton. Are there many conservation areas in the area?


These specify areas registered as being of historical or architectural value. You may wish to contact the local authority if you have specific questions, but your conveyancing solicitor will investigate this in detail.


The ground-floor flat being bought is on a brownfield site. Could the top-soil be contaminated by industrial waste?


Measures are taken in all parts of Filton and the UK to clean up topsoil contamination. Metal contamination of topsoil in Filton is more likely to occur near disused factories or waste management sites. Data on other contaminants, like hazardous gases, will also be included in an environmental search.


Should I read about DIY conveyancing as a buyer of a house - Would it be a money saving idea to take care of DIY conveyancing without help.?


Should you want to try, you can feasibly engage in the legal and technical work without using Filton conveyancing solicitor.

All conveyancing professionals would suggest that DIY conveyancing would be a hazardous approach as do it yourself conveyancers will be working without suitable professional indemnity insurance which every firms and their solicitors always possess.