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Top reasons to use our service to help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Bedminster

  • 1 Personal touch and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Bedminster home moves can be made a lot more protracted as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 The practices identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Bedminster - if so sets of solicitors will be familiar
  • 4 Bedminster conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Bedminster conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your conveyancing
  • 5 Bedminster conveyancers work in conjunction with Bedminster estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bedminster since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bedminster

I am acquiring a house for cash in Bedminster. I have been living for the previous 15 years in Bedminster. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. Given that I know the area and road very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

In the absence of a home loan, then the vast majority of the Bedminster conveyancing searches are optional. Your lawyer will ’encourage you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches carried out, but she has a professional duty to take that path of advice. One thing to consider; if you are likely to dispose of the house at a future date, it will be of interest to your future purchaser what the searches reveal. On occasion properties with no practical issues can still reveal unfavourable search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Bedminster should be able to give you some sensible advice concerning this.

We had chosen conveyancers located in Bedminster on the Leeds Building Society solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a further amount for handling the Leeds Building Society mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Leeds Building Society?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner can charge a fee for this. This charge is not set by Leeds Building Society but by your Bedminster lawyer. Some firms on the Leeds Building Society panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but many firms incorporate it on their overall fee.

My partner and I have organised a further advance on our mortgage from Co-operative as we wish to conduct renovations to our property in Bedminster. Do we need to appoint a high street Bedminster solicitor on the Co-operative conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Co-operative would not normally instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Co-operative list.

Planning on purchasing a flat in Bedminster. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Bedminster lawyer is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel.

I used Wolstenholmes several years ago for my conveyancing in Bedminster. I now require my file but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Bedminster of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Bedminster. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bedminster

    Please supply a car parking plan. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Bedminster before retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor advised that some lenders will refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can investigate further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Bedminster. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I am looking to sell my property. My previous lawyers have shut. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Bedminster if that makes things easier.

You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Bedminster. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bedminster regulated by the SRA

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

  • Peter Burrows & Co, 194 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS3 1JF
  • 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

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bedminster but also conveyancing throughout 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

Planning law solicitors in Bedminster regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bedminster with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards Llp, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4QA
  • Gregg Latchams Limited, 7 Queen Square, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4JE
  • Humphreys & Co, 14 King Street, Bristol, Avon, BS1 4EF
  • Fussell Wright, 59 Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 4HL
  • Temple Bright Llp, 29 Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5QT

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