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Conveyancing in Filton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

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Property conveyancing searches are standard procedure but with recent climactic events e g the major flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England are they comfort enough to confirm enough about the Filton flood risk area?

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A thorough conveyancing solicitor in Filton will consider also get specialist environmental searches if the first search flags up a the local Filton flood risk

For added assurance it may be prudent to speak to a neighbour.

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What should I be conscious of when buying a period home within a Bristol planning authority conservation area ?

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An integral part of conveyancing for buyers includes procurement of searches of the local authority to ascertain conservation area status and consent for changes. .

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

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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

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What kind of environmental conveyancing searches into the risk of local flooding around Bristol will a property lawyer in Filton be able to apply for?

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A necessary part of the legal procedure of purchasing a property involves your conveyancer applying for conveyancing and environmental searches that go into details with regard to Filton flood risk area data. At the time of writing (03/01/13) reports on the Environment Agency flood reports website do not list any flood warnings in Filton.

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What does our conveyancing searches cost?

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With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, a client is charged at a maximum £249 for searches for a Filton residential property. Additional searches your solicitor may recommend include a commons registration search.

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

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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.

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

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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).

 
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