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Conveyancing in Keynsham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

Commuting from Keynsham? ;

The closest train station to Keynsham is Keynsham. Keynsham's closest airport is Bristol Airport (9 miles).

Keynsham is a relatively close hospital.

Q.

We need to find an affordable Keynsham conveyancing quote. Can you assist?

A.

Several property lawyers offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional charges are often hiding in the terms. Busy, stressed buyers and sellers ignore these terms at their peril. The conveyancing quote should state costs to be paid to third parties, including search providers, (disbursments).We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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I am purchasing in Keynsham. How do I find out whether the residence is in a conservation area?

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These areas protect areas recognised as being of historical merit. Conservation areas in Keynsham include High Street. Your property solicitor will be able to advise further, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Keynsham.

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Our purchase is completing in October. What will be calculated for SDLT?

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Stamp Duty is based on the valuation. Stamp duty will be £25600 on a £640000 house or flat.

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How can my Keynsham property lawyer investigate the potential risk of a flood in Keynsham?

A.

A critical part of the conveyancing process of buying a property involves a conveyancer conducting environmental searches that offer you certain details in relation to the local Keynsham flood risk. Also as an additional measure your Keynsham conveyancing solicitor could possibly advise a more detailed (e.g. Homcheck) in-depth flood risk search.

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Which local authority looks after Keynsham?

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Keynsham is located in Bath & North East Somerset Council, The Guildhall, High Street, Bath BA1 5AW, Call: 01225 477000

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What will the searches on average cost?

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Searches range in cost. Conveyancing searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and are charged at cost.

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Are some of the protected Keynsham conservation areas are in an unacceptable state?

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The register of the condition of conservation areas is logged by English Heritage - the following areas and information are available at their site: Keynsham High Street with Keynsham determined to be very bad with medium vulnerability and deteriorating.

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We are buying a property where the seller has installed stone cladding on the maisonette which I think may contravene the Todmorden conservation area criteria.

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Local authority searches conducted by your Keynsham property lawyer will determine whether the property is within a conservation area proof of consent for modifications will be asked for. In the event that no authority consents can be provided, your Keynsham conveyancer will inform you of the best alternative which can include seeking cover from an indemnity insurance or seeking retrospective approval.

 
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