Radon gas risk identified while Conveyancing in Bristol

by Alanna Narain, Legal Researcher
Monday 16th of January 2012 11:48:06 PM

Enquiries of the local authority, South Gloucestershire Council (Castle Street, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1HF), for a recent Bristol Conveyancing purchase revealed a risk of radon gas exposure. There are traces in most parts of the country, but higher than average incidences are found in some counties, including Bristol.

Conveyancing in Bristol for this transaction was handled by Solicitor Bethany Wright. Bethany ensured that the purchasers, Mr. and Mrs. N, were fully aware of the issue; however it did not adversely affect the transaction.

If you are thinking of buying a house in an affected area this may seem alarming, however, the problem can usually be tackled with simple, effective and relatively inexpensive measures, such as installing sub-floor ventilation.

Further information was requested from the environmental health and building control department at the council. Home owners that are worried about the risk can carry out tests to measure the levels of the gas in a home with the use of a detector which is about the size of a small doorknob and made from a piece of spectacle lens plastic.

The dwelling is located on Downend Road, Downend, Bristol, BS16 and valued at approximately £222, 500.

The local search results also confirmed that the sellers had carried out the installation of new doors at the property and FENSA certificate was provided as evidence.

Handling the Conveyancing in Bristol on behalf of the vendors was Battrick Clark Solicitors Limited located at 151 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RA. Responses to the additional enquiries made by Bethany on behalf of the purchasers were obtained promptly from the seller’s Solicitor, enabling the transaction to progress rapidly towards completion.

A Conveyance of the land, dated 12 March 1935 in the land registry documents, revealed a series of covenants which had to be reviewed; there was also a mortgage restriction dated 15 September 2005 which had to be discharged prior to the transfer of the property to the buyers.

The transaction was finalised and details received from the estate agents, the Michael Nicholas branch covering Bristol at 77a North Street, Downend, Bristol, BS16 5SE.

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