A smooth move in Bath despite risk of radon gas exposure

Fridaysmove -approved Solicitors in Bath will tell you when you are buying a new home whether it is likely to be affected by radon gas. This information will be revealed as one of the standard enquiries of a local authority search. If it turns out that a property is an affected area, further enquiries will be made to the property owner to find out if any tests have been carried out, and any recommended works completed.

Catherine Williams did this on behalf of her clients, Mr. and Mrs. H who were purchasing a ground floor flat on Meare Road, Foxhill, Bath, BA2. The transaction took place in March 2010 for the property, valued at £114, 450. Catherine went the extra mile to relieve the anxieties and fears of her clients and to ensure that the risk of exposure to the gas would not hinder their plans of purchasing a new home.

The local authority district for the property is Bath and North East Somerset council at The Guildhall, High St, Bath, BA1 5AW. If you would like to make further enquiries or for more information, visit their website.

Bath & North East Somerset is an area affected by naturally occurring radon gas, with higher than average incidences compared to other parts of the country.   Radon is a natural gas found in soil and rocks. It is colourless, tasteless and odourless. Levels vary all round the world, and vary even from house to house in the same street.

Studies have linked radon with being the second largest cause of lung cancer, the first being smoking. Households at risk from radon can easily take simple and effective steps to make their home safe; for example, by increasing sub floor ventilation.

There were also restrictions and covenants affecting the property, which dated back to 1978; Catherine made sure to check with the seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor that the aforementioned restrictions had been complied with.

The seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor was the Premier Property Lawyers branch covering Bath.

The final decision to purchase a property rests with the potential buyer and mortgage lender who need to be satisfied with the level of risk associated with the transaction, and your Conveyancing in Bath Solicitor will provide you with the information needed to make that decision.

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