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Reasons to use our Bedminster conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Bedminster conveyancers work in partnership with Bedminster estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Bedminster regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Bedminster and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 Bedminster solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s lawyers are based in Bedminster - if so both parties are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often based hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Bedminster

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bedminster since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bedminster

Why would I appoint a Bedminster conveyancing practice when online conveyancers are easier on the wallet?

By all means make sure that you contrast conveyancing costs in Bedminster and you should seek an affordable estimate but don’t be focused with scouring the internet for the cheapest Bedminster conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the difference between a seamless and a distressing house move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from a trusted lawyer. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone conversation and can never replicate a face to face consultation. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. He or She will update you as to any developments and keep you informed. If you ever need to phone the office you will know who you need to speak to and they will endeavour to make sure that you are in the know.

The sellers of the property we are hoping to buy hired a conveyancing solicitor in Bedminster who has recommended a exclusivity contract with a down payment 10k. Are such agreements sensible?

Lock out contracts are agreements binding a home owner and purchaser granting the buyer a ‘clear field’ to purchase the property within a prescribed time frame. Essentially, an exclusivity agreement is a contract stating that you should be issued with a contract at a later time which is the main conveyancing contract. It tends to be utilised for buyer protection though in many situations, the vendor may enjoy an upside from such agreements as well. There are various pros and cons to using them but you should to check with your conveyancer but note that it may result in costing you more in conveyancing charges. In light of these reasons these agreements are unusual when it comes to conveyancing in Bedminster.

I am helping my step-mother sell her property in Bedminster. Does the conveyancing solicitor order the energy assessment or do I organise this?

After the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was left as a compulsory part of moving house. An energy assessment should be commissioned before the property is put on the market. This is not a task that lawyers ordinarily organise. If you are using a Bedminster conveyancing lawyer they may be willing to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with reputable local energy assessors

I have been told by my lawyer that absentee landlord insurance is required on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Bedminster conveyancing?

The right level of absentee landlord indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between HSBC Bank and Chelsea Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

We had selected conveyancing lawyers with offices in Bedminster on the Skipton solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me an additional fee for handling the Skipton mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Skipton?

Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancing practitioner is entitled to levy a fee for this. This fee is not dictated by Skipton but by your Bedminster solicitor. Numerous firms on the Skipton panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

About to purchase 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. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bedminster

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.

I am a sole trader looking to take an assignment of a lease of a shop on a shopping parade. Can you recommend solicitors offering fixed fees for non-domestic conveyancing in Bedminster for less than 1500k?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Bedminster, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply premises. Whether you are intending to purchase or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can put you in touch with the right firm. As for the charges this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your details or telephone us so that we can supply you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.

I am employed by a long established estate agent office in Bedminster where we have witnessed a number of leasehold sales derailed as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given contradictory information from local Bedminster conveyancing solicitors. Please can you confirm whether the owner of a flat can initiate the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

Bedminster Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    Is anyone aware of any major works in the planning that will add a premium to the service fees? Plenty Bedminster leasehold apartments will be liable to pay a service bill for the upkeep of the block levied on behalf of the management company. Where you acquire the property you will have to pay this contribution, normally quarterly during the year. This could vary from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built blocks. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay yearly, ordinarily this is not a exorbitant amount, say approximately £50-£100 but you should to enquire as sometimes it could be prohibitively expensive. What restrictions are contained in the Bedminster Lease?

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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 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 could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Bedminster regulated by the CLC

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

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