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Buying or Selling in Bathampton – 1st Move Conveyancing Bathampton are Specialist Solicitors with Local Expertise

IIf you need a conveyancing quote in Bathampton at Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors we make buying or selling your home as painless as possible.
We strive to deliver a first class service. We specialise in dealing with matters in Bathampton. We are experienced in both sales and purchases.

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Searches on my Conveyancing Quote

What is not included in a local authority search? Note that local searches are often relevant to only the house you are purchasing and might not cover land with planning consents next door or located a short distance away. (Tip: in this instance you may wish to make additional enquiries at your planning department covering Bathampton. Usually, you can search most planning applications on the council’s website by postcode or by map search).

I heard that the local authority Searches in Bathampton will show if the land is contaminated. Is that correct? Not really. Whilst it is correct that councils are now in the process of identifying contaminated ground and recording these land on registers – this is a process which will take a number of years to complete. Needless to say any areas named within these areas will be difficult to sell in the future. Unfortunately these records although disclosed by any Land Charges Search are likely to be incomplete.

Why is a drainage search indispensable if you want to extent or alter the land in Bathampton? One of the main replies shows a plan of of any public sewer nearby the home you are purchasing. This is significant because if you want to build over a public drain you might need a ‘Build-over Agreement’ with the water authority. This may restrict what you want to build and/or make the build cost more.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in Bathampton?

  • At 1st Move Conveyancing we believe our fixed price quote delivers excellent value for money.
  • We are a CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) accredited firm of solicitors providing conveyancing to clients in Bathampton. Our processes and procedures have been approved by the Law Society,
  • Our quote is subject to our Terms and Conditions but there are No Hidden Extras.
  • Our guide to Unknown Costs and Limitations will give you an idea on what other possible costs or expenses to budget for outside the quote for the legal fees and known disbursements.

A solicitor you can trust – with you every step of the way

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviews of our Service

We had a lengthy process with our lender in relation to a re-mortgage which was a bit tedious but Mouazzam Yamin helped us to get to the end of what could have been a painful process. Grateful for the help and eventually completing which was a great moment for me! Excellent and proffesional conveyancing service received for the purchase of my property. Mouzzam Yamin and Mark Sadler were both very helpful and informative with replies to my queries. Easy to deal with and hassle free.

Remember if the process drags on, we will not hit you with additional charges.

Our price is fixed.

General Conveyancing Tips

How long do conveyancing searches take? This depends on how quickly each organisation takes to respond.Many local authorities will turn searches round in about a week, some in a matter of days, but some can take up to six weeks to respond.

The Legal Ombudsman advises “Be wary of hidden costs, disbursements and VAT”. Disbursements are sums paid by conveyancing lawyers to third parties such as search fees and Land Registry fees and stamp duty. Double check when examining a estimate what disbursements apply to your sale and purchase and query any disbursements that haven’t been mentioned by other firms. For example, Firm B might quote legal fees at £100 cheaper than Firm A, but what about that unusual ‘disbursement’ of £150 that Firm B is charging as an ‘expedition fee’? In reality it may not really be a disbursement at all, but might be a way of Firm B making their overall quote sound cheaper by adding on costs disguised as ‘disbursements’. Make sure that any written quotes you obtain contain all costs, disbursements and VAT. Beware of quotes that look a lot cheaper than others – as the saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

What is the difference between freehold and leasehold property? If you own a freehold property it invariable means you own a house or bungalow and that includes the whole building and the ground it stands on. As you have everything you are responsible for all costs necessary to maintain the fabric of the building. Leasehold usually applies to flats or maisonettes although in some parts of the country including Bathampton some houses are also leasehold. Leasehold means you effectively lease a property for a number of years – usually a very long period of 99, 125 or even 999 years. You may pay a small ground rent of a few hundred pounds to the freeholder each year. For leasehold there will be a lease agreement with the freeholder setting out the rights and obligations including the requirement to contribute jointly to the care of the building in which the flat is situated and possibly also building insurance.

FAQs in Bathampton

Are you on the panel of Ipswich Building Society? Yes we act for all major lenders and many smaller lenders.

Are you able to conduct Lifetime ISAs? Yes we deal with Lifetime ISAs in Bathampton.

What Stamp Duty will I pay if I am a first time buyer? First time buyers paying £300k or lower for a residential property will pay no Stamp Duty . If you are paying between three hundred thousand pounds and half a million pounds will pay SDLT at 5% on the amount of the purchase price in excess of £300k – a reduction of £5,000 compared to standard rates of Stamp Duty . If the price is over £500k there is no relief for the first time buyer and the normal rates apply. If you select “yes” to the “First Time Buyer” option on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

What Stamp Duty if I am buying a second home in Bathampton? Buyers of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy-to-let properties, will have to pay an extra 3% in on top of current rates of Stamp Duty for each band for all property over forty thousand pounds. If you press “yes” to the “Buy to Let/Second Owner” option on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If we are buying a leasehold what additional costs can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the expenses up front in our estimate. This is because leases vary in their requirements and also the costs charged by landlords and management companies also vary. They can also be two parties to deal with i.e a freeholder and management companies who both charge. These charges therefore vary considerably with some leasehold purchases the fees can be as low as £10 but in extreme cases the costs charged can be around £550. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

If we are selling a flat in a retirement development what additional disbursements can we anticipate? We cannot give you all the expenses up front in our on line quote. There are going to be two potential costs. First, the costs charged by landlords and management companies will vary for providing information often in a form called LPE1. The charge for this varies from company to company often it is around £300 but is can be more in unusual cases. Second, the lease may contains a mechanism for the outgoing to pay a charge to the freeholder based on a % of the sale price which is sometimes around 1-2% although other formula may be used. The lease will need to be checked carefully.


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About Bathampton.

Bathampton () is a village and civil parish 2 miles (3 km) east of Bath, England on the south bank of the River Avon. The parish has a population of 1,603.

The Kennet and Avon Canal passes through the village and a toll bridge links Bathampton to Batheaston on the north bank of the canal.

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You can complete the Instruct Us button on your quote and completed your contact details or call 01708 757575  and speak with Mark Sadler or email mbs@ker.co.uk and we will do the rest.


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