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Conveyancing in Shirehampton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Shirehampton is within 1m of junction entry 18 Southbound of the M5.

Shirehampton train station is around a mile from Shirehampton. Bristol Airport is 7 miles from Shirehampton.

The most convenient hospital is Bristol, Redland Hill.

Q.

How do I find fixed rate conveyancing?

A.

Many firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately extra charges are often hiding in the small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers

Q.

Should I get a home buyers survey for our home purchase?

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It is advised that purchasers in Shirehampton instruct a surveyor to carry out a survey. It is a fact that there are many problems that affect a property, including flat roof leaks or unsafe chimney circulation. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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How is contaminated land in Shirehampton checked?

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Many of contaminants can quickly spoil residential property in Shirehampton, and an environmental search will reveal the extent to which a particular property is affected by contaminants in the region including civil aviation activity in the area and brine works. Contamination can be caused by local waste sites, including Kingsweston Lane, Avonmouth, BS11 9YF.

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How many weeks may be accounted for conveyancing to transact a home generally take, on average?

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The amount of time taken to transfer a house is not wholly predictable, influenced by a number of issues affecting the property, such as whether the property being bought or sold is leasehold. We ensure your sale or purchase is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.

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The owner looks to have installed unseemly doors on the flat which I think might possibly infringe the Shirehampton conservation area guidelines.

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Part of the conveyancing process includes procurement of searches of Bristol local authority to confirm conservation area status and consent for any alterations. .

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Which local authority is responsible for Shirehampton?

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Shirehampton is located in Bristol City Council, The Council House, College Green, BS1 5TR, contact: 0117 922 3000

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How do you work out stamp duty, and how much should it be on a £671000 house?

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The rate of stamp duty which will be owed will rely on the house or flat's value. On a £671000 house, stamp duty will be £26840.

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Is there an authority that has any online record on the standard of the conservation areas in Shirehampton?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage now maintain information in relation to the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the exposure to standards slipping. Conservation area matters including what can be demolished or vacant buildings are regulated by the local Bristol planning authority.

 
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