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Reasons to use our Almondsbury conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Almondsbury is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Almondsbury property lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Almondsbury conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 3 Over the years Almondsbury conveyancer have established valuable working relationships with Almondsbury local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your home move in Almondsbury.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based many miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Almondsbury
  • 5 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Almondsbury are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Almondsbury and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Almondsbury since March 2022*

Sale

of detached residence property, Church Road, BS36 2NJ completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £375,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion

Purchase

of apartment Avon Vale BS9 1TB, at a price of £538,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion

Acquisition

of apartment Chandos Road BS6 6PG, at a price of £220,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Almondsbury

Will our solicitor be asking questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Almondsbury.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors dealing with homes in Almondsbury. Some people will buy a house in Almondsbury, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that may be initiated by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which can give them a better appreciation of the risks in Almondsbury. The conventional set of information supplied to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual inquiry of the seller to determine if the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser may issue a claim for damages stemming from an incorrect reply. A purchaser’s conveyancers may also order an enviro report. This should reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional investigations will need to be made.

Have completed on a a semi-detached house in Almondsbury , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to register my title? My Almondsbury conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be certain the registration is dealt with.

As far as conveyancing in Almondsbury is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than the rest of the country. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry need to notify any 3rd persons or bodies. As of today in the region of 80% of submission are fully addressed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be extensive delays. Registration occurs after the purchaser is living at the premises thus 'speed' is not typically an essential issue but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

How does conveyancing in Almondsbury differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Almondsbury contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because developers in Almondsbury tend to acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Almondsbury or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Almondsbury in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor has said that some lenders will refuse to grant a mortgage on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Almondsbury. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Almondsbury to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Almondsbury and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Almondsbury. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Almondsbury area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Almondsbury. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

I today plan to offer on a house that appears to be perfect, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently found out that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns buying a leasehold house in Almondsbury. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been appointed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Almondsbury are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Almondsbury in which case you should be shopping around for a Almondsbury conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the landlord’sconsent to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your conveyancer will report to you on the legal implications.

Almondsbury Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before buying

    Plenty Almondsbury leasehold properties will incur a service bill for maintenance of the building invoiced on behalf of the landlord. If you acquire the property you will have to pay this amount, usually periodically during the year. This could differ from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal grounds. There will also be a rentcharge to be met annual, ordinarily this is not a significant sum, say around £25-£75 but you should to enquire as occasionally it could be many hundreds of pounds. The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the tenants enjoy control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is usually employed where the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent employed by the leaseholders. Does this lease have in excess of 82 years remaining?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Almondsbury regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Almondsbury but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Co-operative Legal Services Limited, 650 Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32 4SD
  • Hoole & Co, 65 Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS34 5JH
  • Sims Cook & Teague Llp, 40 High Street, Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2AJ
  • Crossmans Solicitors Limited, 12 The Plain, Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2BE
  • The Divorce Practice, 52a High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 3DZ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Almondsbury

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Almondsbury with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Hoole & Co, 65 Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS34 5JH
  • Sims Cook & Teague Llp, 40 High Street, Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2AJ
  • Crossmans Solicitors Limited, 12 The Plain, Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2BE
  • The Divorce Practice, 52a High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 3DZ
  • Devereux & Co, 52a High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Avon, BS9 3DZ

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Almondsbury regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Almondsbury but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Hoffman Male, Regus Aztec West, BS32 4AQ
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, Unit 7 The Willow Brook Centre, BS32 8BS
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 73 Westbury Hill, BS9 3AD
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Gloucester Road, BS7 8BG
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Whiteladies Road, BS8 2SB

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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