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Conveyancing in Midsomer Norton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Regional transport information and addresses ;

The nearest airport to Midsomer Norton is Bristol Airport. The nearest station to Midsomer Norton is Oldfield Park.

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Midsomer Norton points of interest

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Holcombe St Andrew Old Church Churches Conservation Trust and Emborough The Blessed Virgin Mary Churches Conservation Trust are close to Midsomer Norton.

The most convenient hospital to Midsomer Norton is Paulton Memorial.

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We are looking for the cheapest conveyancing quote. What should be watch out for?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many property buyers and sellers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees will be included in the terms and conditions that property buyers and sellers often do not check. A quote for conveyancing in Midsomer Norton should also clearly state the disbursements to be paid. Extra charges included in the small print should be reasonable and clear. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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Environmental searches are standard procedure but in light of recent weather changes such as the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England are they the best way to confirm sufficient information about the risk of flooding in Midsomer Norton?

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A qualified Midsomer Norton conveyancing solicitor should get conveyancing searches if the first searches spots a Midsomer Norton flood risk area

It may be sensible to also converse with a neighbour to get more local information.

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Will we need a chancel search if we plan to buy in the parish of Enmore?

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Your lawyer may suggest a chancel search, regardless of the parish where the home being bought is located. In older areas of Midsomer Norton, chancel repair may be apportioned on owners of a home where church councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. For property in the parish of Enmore, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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What type of research about the risk of local flooding in the Somerset area will my conveyancing solicitor in Midsomer Norton examine?

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An essential component in the legal procedure of purchasing a property involves the solicitor applying for conveyancing searches that offer you information in relation to Midsomer Norton flood risk. A more specialist flood history/risk search, for instance the Landmark search, may be proposed by a Midsomer Norton conveyancing solicitor if the results of the initial searches suggest flood risk to the property. At the time of authoring this article (31-Dec-12) there were no warnings around the Wellow Brook and River Somer at Midsomer Norton and Radstock, Thicketmead Bridge and Coombend areas at the River Cam, Wellow and Midford Brooks and tributaries

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Does Homeward Legal conduct the conveyancing of auction properties in Midsomer Norton?

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Our company is very capable working with residential property auction conveyancing. It is not uncommon for unusually constructed buildings such as development land are listed at auction which tend to want greater exploration. Solicitors therefore strongly advise buyers at auction to decide on a conveyancing lawyer well in advance of the date of the auction for a full investigation of the legal papers.

Following the auction day arrives a lawyer must be ready for finish the auction conveyancing process in 28 days, a requirement of auction conditions.

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How much is the council tax on a Thirties detached Band E property in Midsomer Norton?

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Your appropriate council tax band should conventionally be given within the conveyancing report on title, and by the local authority. Council tax rates for Midsomer Norton are published at the Mendip local authority site. At the time of writing (08 July 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £982.00
  • Band B - £1,146.00
  • Band C - £1,310.00
  • Band D - £1,473.00
  • Band E - £1,801.00
  • Band F - £2,128.00
  • Band G - £2,455.00
  • Band H - £2,947.00

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I am planning to buy in Midsomer Norton. Can I find out whether the property is in a conservation area?

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Conservation areas delineate local areas of historical or architectural value. The lawyer handling your purchase should be able to advise further and discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.

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How can we find out additional data on the upkeep of Midsomer Norton conservation areas?

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Conservation area concerns, for example the historic layout of roads, addition of unsympathetic windows or modern telephone boxes are administered by Mendip. Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled a detailed list of the condition of conservation areas in addition to the trend.

 
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