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Updated: 21/10/17

Read about the area ;

Frenchay is very close at 0.25m of the M32 junction entry 1 Southbound.

The closest airport to Frenchay is Bristol Airport (11 miles s). Frenchay's nearest station is Bristol Parkway.

Frenchay Bristol is the closest hospital.


How do we get a cheap solicitor quote to own property?


Numerous firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra costs may inflate your solicitor's invoice. Any additional costs found in the terms needs to be fair and only apply in cases where the lawyer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


Flood risk searches are standard procedure but when one considers recent climactic events for instance the flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England are they still appropriate to determine enough about the Frenchay area flood risk?


A qualified Frenchay conveyancing solicitor will suggest that you get flood searches if the environmental search identifies a significant risk Frenchay flood risk.

For extra history it may be sensible to contact a local resident.


We have to have a fast solicitor in Frenchay, is that Homeward Legals solicitors?


Our company typically adopt a thoroughly speed focused modus operandi to conducting the conveyancing process.

We only work with expert panel of solicitors who are selected because they attempt to efficiently exert pressure from the beginning to the end of the buyer and seller chain .

Additionally , our lawyers are specifically chosen as they all employ the latest software and technology systems to drive through your sale in minimum time.


If I am intending to purchase near Frenchay, in the parish of Alveston, do we need a chancel search?


Your lawyer is likely to recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the home being bought is found. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have determined to exact chancel repairs on the current owners, it is

not possible to be certain that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will not automatically be the case for future owners.


Would you recommend that I get a chancel search? We are buying near a 1400s priory in Frenchay.


In Frenchay, where land was once owned by a lay impropriators, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the cost of repairs to churches. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Frenchay property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Frenchay churches which may give rise to chancel liability include St John the Baptist.


What type of local authority searches concerning the uncertain risk of local flooding around Bristol will a conveyancing solicitor in Frenchay actually apply for?


An important part of the legal due diligence procedure involves your conveyancer carrying out conveyancing and environmental searches that go into details in relation to Frenchay flooding. On (27-Dec-12) there were no warnings around the Bristol Frome from Nibley to Stapleton at the River Frome and tributaries between Chipping Sodbury and Bristol Floating Harbour


Does the Frenchay conveyancing solicitor in form me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band D house prior to completing on the purchase?


A property solicitor will approach the governing South Gloucestershire local authority to reveal the relevant council tax band and rates, which will subsequently be added to the report on title. Correct charges for Frenchay are set out in detail on the South Gloucestershire council site. On (05 January 2013) rates for all bands 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


Does the property lawyer in Frenchay order any property conveyancing searches on the Gloucestershire Fifties detached home I am intending to purchase?


The conventional legal procedure will be to get Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environment Search and perhaps area-specific searches, which might include Planning.