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Buying a house in Somerset

Located in South West England, the county of Somerset borders Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Devon and Dorset, and has a coastline along the Bristol Channel. With a population that’s growing towards one million, Somerset has a wide range of properties including some that make the most of the county’s beautiful rural landscapes. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’ve been developing our knowledge of property markets like Somerset’s since 2001, allowing us to bring our clients across the county an outstanding, specialist conveyancing service.

When buying or selling property in Somerset, you need to instruct property lawyers to carry out the legal work on your behalf.

My Home Move Conveyancing offers our clients in Somerset an award winning level of customer service, advanced use of technology and intimate knowledge of the local market. There are no hidden costs with our professional, friendly conveyancing service, which helps us to build trust with our valued customers. Choose us as your Somerset conveyancers, and if you don’t end up completing, you won’t have to pay us a thing thanks to our ‘no completion – no fee’ policy.

We’ll assign you a dedicated conveyancer who’ll take care of all aspects of your case from start to finish. You’ll have a consistent point of contact who’s prepared go the extra mile for you, as well as regular progress updates and online access to your account. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’re happy to provide our conveyancing services in Somerset to help buy a variety of homes across the county, whether you want to be in the city of Bath, county town Taunton, or in a seaside spot like Weston-super-Mare.

Local statistics

The average house price in Somerset is £218,678. Most sales in the county over the past year involved detached properties, which went for an average price of £380,462. Terraces fetched £225,043 and semi-detached houses sold for £244,932.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Somerset County Council. They can be contacted on 0300 123 2224 or at the following address:

Somerset County Council
County Hall
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4DY

The local area

With evidence of human settlement in Somerset stretching back to Palaeolithic times, the county was also occupied during Roman and Anglo-Saxon times. It has long been a rural, agricultural county, especially after the Industrial Revolution led to the decline of Somerset’s cottage industries. There’s a huge variety in the kind of place you can choose to live in Somerset, whether you want to be in a large city such as Bath, a tiny city like Wells, or surrounded by rolling countryside and sea views. 

Due to its rural nature, Somerset mainly relies on a network of A roads to connect different parts of the county. The M5 motorway does pass through the heart of the county though, heading to Bristol and Birmingham in the north and Exeter to the south. Plenty of places across Somerset have their own train stations, with rail services provided by the West of England Main Line, the Bristol to Exeter Line, the Heart of Wessex Line and the Reading to Taunton Line.

Somerset has an education system which is two-tiered in some places and three-tiered in others. Three local education authorities provide state schools across the county, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and Somerset County Council. Some schools have sixth forms attached while others have specialist status and others are independent. A range of colleges provide further education, while the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and University Centre Weston are among the options for higher education.

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

Council tax band A

Property value range

Up to and including £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,027.20

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,198.39

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,369.60

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,540.79

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£1,883.19

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,225.58

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,567.99

Council tax band H

Property value range

Over £320,000

Council tax charge

£3,081.58

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