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Moving to Bath? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

If you are moving to Bath, Compare My Move can help you choose a licensed conveyancer. We can connect you with up to 6 conveyancers, allowing you to compare quotes and save money on your conveyancing fees.

Our partners are regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSNI, LSS, or CILEX. They must also pass our strict verification process. Once verified, our team will closely monitor their performance to ensure that they are performing to the highest standard.

A conveyancer will guide you through the legal process of buying or selling a property. They can explain any legal jargon that you don't understand and conduct conveyancing searches. These searches will provide information on the property and surrounding area.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Bath

    Our research has found that conveyancing costs in Bath are approximately £1,490 when buying a property and £1,430 when selling a property. The conveyancing process takes 166 days on average to complete in the area.

    Our team found that Bath has a high risk of flooding due to the River Avon that flows through the city. There are low levels of subsidence in the area. However, there are high radon gas levels in Bath with some areas exposed at higher than 30%.

    Why Hire a Bath Conveyancer?

    Your conveyancer's main role is to guide you through the buying and selling process. They will explain any difficult legal jargon and conduct conveyancing searches.

    According to the UK House Price Index, 2,905 existing properties and 126 new builds were sold in Bath over the last year. Detached properties increased the most in price, rising by as much as 16.4% in February 2022.

    If you instruct your conveyancer once your offer is accepted, you'll have a more efficient process. This is what you can expect from the conveyancing process:

    • Conducting conveyancing searches
    • Liaising with other relevant third parties such as mortgage lenders
    • Arranging the exchange of contracts and completion date
    • Paying disbursements on your behalf such as Stamp Duty
    • Checking through the contracts and raising pre-contract enquiries

    There may be additional steps that your conveyancer will have to complete for difficult cases. These include buying or selling a leasehold property.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Bath?

    Bath has an average house price of £423,975. This means that the average conveyancing fee when buying is £1,490 for freehold and £1,650 for leasehold. When selling a property, conveyancing fees cost approximately £1,430 for freehold and £1,580 for leasehold.

    The total conveyancing cost will be made up of your legal fees, disbursements, and searches. One search you must pay for is a Local Authority Search. A full Local Authority Search in Bath is £125.50, according to the Bath Council website.

    The conveyancing cost is dependent on various factors such as the type of property, and whether you are buying and selling among others.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Bath?

    Our research found that the conveyancing process takes approximately 166 days to complete in Bath. This is 7 days lower than the national average. However, it still takes up over half the entire buying and selling process.

    The buying and selling process takes 285 days from the initial listing to completion day in Bath. The national average is 274, meaning that it takes 11 days longer in Bath and the South West region. However, the total length of time your conveyancing process will take depends on the difficulty of the case.

    For example, if you are part of a property chain, you may find that the conveyancing process takes longer. This is because there will be more paperwork and steps your conveyancer needs to submit. Bear in mind that your conveyancing cost may also increase because of this.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Bath?

    The conveyancing searches are an important part of the process. The searches will highlight any defects with the property and surrounding area. They will look into the risk of flooding, subsidence, and radon gas levels among others.

    Bath has a high risk of river and surface flooding. This is because the River Avon that runs through the city. This means that when looking at properties near the river, it's important to read the report to ensure that the property is not at risk from flooding.

    Bath has low levels of subsidence. However, because it is a city, there is more pressure on the soil due to the high population and buildings. Therefore, always check the report to make sure that your property cannot be damaged from subsidence.

    There are extremely high radon gas levels in Bath. Most areas have a medium to high exposure rate. Radon gas is an odourless and colourless gas that can be extremely dangerous when inhaled in large quantities. Some areas of Bath have radon gas exposure exceeding 30%. Therefore, always check to make sure that your property is safe from this.

    Data taken from Get The Data and Geobear's Subsidence Map