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Conveyancing in Highnam Q & A's

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Updated: 14/01/17

Highnam area information

Lassington St Oswald Tower Churches Conservation Trust and Gloucester St Nicholas Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Highnam.

The nearest airport to Highnam is Gloucester Airport. Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 17 miles away and the nearest station to Highnam is Gloucester.

The nearest hospital is Winfield Longford.

Q.

How do I get low cost conveyancing in Highnam?

A.

Numerous firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be defined on the quote Any additional fees should be reasonable. They only apply in cases where your solicitor is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Highnam?

A.

Highnam is located in South Gloucestershire Council, The Council Offices, Castle Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 1HF, Tel: 01454 868 009

Q.

My husband and I are buying in Highnam, and would like to check that there are any areas of conservation.

A.

These areas classify areas defined as being of historical or architectural value. The local council will be able to advise further about local areas of conservation,

and the solicitor handling your purchase should discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

Q.

Is Highnam topsoil likely to be contaminated by manganese (Mn)?

A.

Even where some contamination has occurred in Highnam, risk levels are usually low. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Highnam, including local authorities.

Q.

What are property searches?

A.

Conveyancing searches are a standard pack of questions requested by your conveyancing lawyer, for example a chancel search. Searches are not carried out by a property surveyor and will not give information on the physical condition of the property.

Q.

Will a Highnam solicitor order any property conveyancing searches on the Gloucestershire Fifties semi-detached house I am buying?

A.

The normal procedure is to obtain Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally area-specific searches, like a Flood Risk search.

Q.

Is it dangerous to bypass paying SDLT rates?

A.

Stamp duty scheme should not be considered. Such schemes are costly and can be very unlikely to succeed.

Q.

Where can I go about check if the Highnam conservation area we are buying in is not being properly maintained?

A.

Local conservation areas are specified by the local authority (Gloucester) who administer everything from including things like street guard rails, rear extensions and the historic layout of roads. Following a campaign, English Heritage have produced information about the condition of conservation areas in Highnam and throughout England as well as the vulnerability.

 
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