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.