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Conveyancing in Watchet Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Local Watchet attractions

Cleeve Abbey English Heritage and Combe Sydenham Hall Historic Houses Association are in Watchet.

Cardiff Airport is 15 miles from Watchet. and Watchet's closest station is Rhoose at 14 miles.

Williton is the closest hospital.


How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?


Various solicitors purport to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Any disbursements must also be stated on the quote


Which mortgage lenders in Watchet do you work with?


Homeward Legal can work in conjunction with most lenders who are Council of Mortgage Lenders-approved. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Watchet, including Beadells, Kildare, Roadwater, Watchet, TA23 0RG.


Which individual searches should my property solicitor in Watchet order when carrying out the conveyancing for a Watchet house?


The standard conveyancing procedure will be to get these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), Environment Search and Tin Search and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches e.g. a Company Searches.


In regards to the major flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England I am concerned that environmental searches might not be sufficient?

A good lawyer in Watchet will get flood risk searches if the initial conveyancing searches identifies any kind of risk.

You can get in touch with a neighbour to gain additional local history or nearby Somerset flood damage expert for example: Nicholas K, Willow Gr, Washford, Watchet, TA23 0PT Tel: 01984 640132.


Which local authority is responsible for Watchet?


Watchet is located in West Somerset Council, 3 Summerland Road Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BP, contact: 01643 703704


What is the authority that is obliged for watching over the state of neglect the conservation areas in Watchet?


Local conservation areas are set up by West Somerset who preserve conservation area concerns from including things like ugly parking meters, non sympathetic doors and the historic layout of roads.

Following a campaign, English Heritage have produced details on the condition of conservation areas in addition to the exposure to the area falling into disrepair.


How much is the council tax on a residential terraced Band E home in Watchet?


You will find the houses council tax band as part of the title report.

The latest tax charges for residents of Watchet are listed at the West Somerset local authority website. At the time of writing (13 January 2013) the rates are:

  • Band A - £973.00
  • Band B - £1,135.00
  • Band C - £1,297.00
  • Band D - £1,459.00
  • Band E - £1,783.00
  • Band F - £2,107.00
  • Band G - £2,432.00
  • Band H - £2,918.00


Should I choose the solicitors firm put forward by our local agent?


Your agent may refer a conveyancing solicitor. However, if they are paid a referral fee, some agents may 'recommend' whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best value for you.