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Conveyancing in Bath

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Buying a house in Bath

Located in Somerset in the southwest of England, Bath is a city set in beautiful rolling countryside that offers plenty of attributes to prospective homebuyers. Bath has been a World Heritage Site since 1987, and there is plenty of property in town that reflects the historic significance of the area.

At My Home Move Conveyancing we have been developing our knowledge and understanding of local markets since 2002, enabling us to deliver our clients in the Bath area an outstanding specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service.

You will require the services of a lawyer to complete the legal work on your behalf if you wish to buy or sell property in Bath.

Take advantage of our award winning customer service, dedicated technology and intimate knowledge of the local market, and let My Home Move Conveyancing carry out the work for you. Our fixed fee conveyancing service comes with no hidden extra costs, meaning you know exactly how much you’re going to pay from the outset. If you don’t end up moving for some reason, you won’t have to pay us anything in legal fees.

We assign each of our clients a dedicated conveyancer who will provide you with access to their considerable expertise, acting as a consistent point of contact who will regularly update you on the progress of your case. At My Home Move Conveyancing we supply our conveyancing services to customers looking for properties across the Bath area, from classic four-bedroom townhouses in the city centre to suburbs such as Combe Down – home to the University of Bath – which offer great value for money.

Local statistics

The average house price in Bath and North East Somerset is £275,202, although over the past year the overall average sale price of properties in Bath was substantially higher than this at £388,227.

Terraces and flats sold a similarly high amount, going for an average price of £417,412 and £286,208 respectively. Semis sold for an average of £366,971 and detached properties for £700,578.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Bath & North East Somerset Council. They can be contacted on 01225 477 000 or at the following address:

Bath & North East Somerset Council
Lewis House
Manvers Street
Bath
BA1 1JG

The local area

Human activity in the Bath area dates back to the Mesolithic period, but it is the importance of the Romans that perhaps brings the city its greatest significance. It was during the 1st century that Bath – then named Aquae Sulis, or Waters of Sulis – became a spa town due to the presence of its hot springs. Bath Abbey dates back to the 7th century, while the city was also a popular spa town during Georgian times.

Bath benefits from its close proximity to draws such as the Cotswolds, Stonehenge and Salisbury, while it is also increasingly popular as a commuter town. Direct rail services to London Paddington currently take around an hour and a half, although improvements to journey times are being made with the commute expected to be cut to just an hour. The M4 motorway passes to the north of Bath, and can be reached by the A46 road, while the A4 runs to Bristol in the west, a journey that can be completed in less than 15 minutes by train.

There are a number of great schools in the area to suit families with children, with secondary options including Oldfield School, Hayesfield Girls School and Alexandra Park’s Beechen Cliff School. Bathampton Primary, Bathwick St Mary C of E and St Mary’s Catholic Primary in Weston are among the choices for younger children, while the University of Bath and Bath Spa University provide the options for higher education.

All properties in Bath will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,078.70

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 to £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,258.47

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,438.26

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,618.05

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£1,977.63

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,337.19

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,696.75

Council tax band H

Property value range

Over £320,000

Council tax charge

£3,236.10

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm