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If you are purchasing a property in Bath, it really is in your best interest to instruct local solicitors.
Bath has a number of common but less visible features, any one of which may influence your decision as to how, or even whether, to proceed. As local solicitors we know what to look for and how to advise you on any issues that may arise. Moving home is stressful enough, without discovering unwelcome surprises when it may be too late to take action.
Below, we have summarised three typical examples.
Radon is a natural, radioactive gas emitted from rocks and soil, which is found in greater amounts in some areas than others. It’s colourless, tasteless and odourless, but in higher concentrations is a risk to health. As Bath is an area affected by radon gas, we will identify whether your property is affected, and if so, the level of radon the property is subject to. If necessary, radon testing can be carried out and high levels can be reduced through remedial works to the property.
We will establish whether your property is listed because of its special architectural or historic interest. In Bath, this does not just apply to grand Georgian townhouses. Listed buildings have greater legal protection restricting the type and extent of work allowed, both externally and internally.
From the 17th century, a growing labyrinth of stone mines destabilised much of the ground beneath Combe Down. More recently, B&NES worked to stabilise those abandoned mine workings, removing a significant threat to properties above. We will identify whether your property is affected by stone mines. If so, obtaining a “Statement of Completion” will confirm that the ground beneath has been stabilised.