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Reasons to use our Bedminster conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s solicitors have offices in Bedminster - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational
  • 2 The Bedminster conveyancing practitioners that are listed are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Bedminster
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Bedminster
  • 4 Bedminster solicitors work in conjunction with Bedminster estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Bedminster is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bedminster since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bedminster

What guidance do you have for searching for commercial conveyancing in Bedminster?

First ask connections whom they would seek assistance from.

Second, use a search tool on the web for conveyancing in Bedminster. Pick up the phone to two or three from the list and invite them to forward you their conveyancing charges and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will oversee your conveyancing in advance ofcommitting.

Third is to make use of this site to help you find the right lawyers taking into account your individual expectations including area of the property,speed, complications and who your intended mortgage company is. Resist the temptation to opt for ninety nine pound conveyancing in Bedminster

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Bedminster? Why is this being asked of me?

To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any Bedminster conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing matters. This is usually satisfied by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility bill evidencing where you live.

In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancing solicitors are obliged by law to check not only the ID of conveyancing clients but also the origin of the money that they receive in respect of any matter. An unwillingness to disclose this will lead to your conveyancer ending their retainer with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your conveyancers are duty bound to inform the relevant authorities should they believe that any amounts received by them may contravene the Money Laundering Regulations.

Can you help - my lawyer advises that flying freehold insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Bedminster conveyancing?

The right level of flying freehold indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between HSBC Bank and Skipton Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Virgin Money. Is it usual for Virgin Money to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Bedminster is approved on their conveyancing panel? Virgin Money have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Virgin Money to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Our sealed bid on a property in Bedminster has been accepted, the vendors do however have an associated purchase. The owners have put an offer on a flat, but it’s not yet tied up, and are looking at other apartments booked. I have selected a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in Bedminster. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with UBS started?

It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey, Bedminster conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you should check that your lawyer is on the UBS conveyancing panel. Regarding the subsequent phase this very much depends on the uniqueness of your case, motivation for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot market many purchasers would apply for a home loan with UBS and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their solicitor to press on with the conveyancing in Bedminster.

Will commercial conveyancing searches disclose proposed roadworks that could affect a commercial property in Bedminster?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Bedminster will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Bedminster. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Bedminster.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Bedminster it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may cause delays to Bedminster commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Bedminster.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Bedminster?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Bedminster. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I decided to have a survey done on a property in Bedminster ahead of retaining lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor advised that some lenders may not give a loan on such a premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Bedminster. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Bedminster especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Bedminster.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bedminster

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bedminster with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards Llp, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4QA
  • Veale Wasbrough Executor And Trustee Company, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4QA
  • Metcalfes, 46-48 Queen Square, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4LY
  • Qualitysolicitors Burroughs Day, Queen Square House, 18 - 21 Queen Square, Bristol, Avon, BS1 4NH
  • The Orchard Executor And Trustee Company, Springfield House, 45 Welsh Back, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 4AG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bedminster regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bedminster practicing in commercial conveyancing in Bedminster. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Watkins Solicitors Incorporating Brain Sinnott & Co, 192 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, Bristol, BS3 1JF
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards Llp, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4QA
  • Veale Wasbrough Executor And Trustee Company, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4QA
  • Metcalfes, 46-48 Queen Square, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4LY
  • Qualitysolicitors Burroughs Day, Queen Square House, 18 - 21 Queen Square, Bristol, Avon, BS1 4NH

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Bedminster regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bedminster but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, The Plaza, 275 North Street, BS3 1JN
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Whiteladies Road, BS8 2SB
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Gloucester Road, BS7 8BG
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 73 Westbury Hill, BS9 3AD
  • Key Property Lawyers Limited, Barley Lodge, BS31 2BP

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

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