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Top 5 reasons to let us assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Bishopston

  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the the conveyancers for the other party are located in Bishopston - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational
  • 2 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Bishopston regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Bishopston and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 Bishopston lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Bishopston conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with Bishopston selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Bishopston conveyancers work in partnership with Bishopston estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks 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 Bishopston since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bishopston

How up to date is your search tool for Bishopston conveyancing solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel? Do Leeds Building Society send you an updated list?

Bishopston conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Leeds Building Society directly.

My aunt passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Bishopston. The house had a relatively small loan left on it of around £5k. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Virgin Money, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?

Given you intend to re-mortgage then Virgin Money will require that you use a conveyancer on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Virgin Money conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Virgin Money mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

Various web forums that I have frequented warn that are the number one reason for obstruction in Bishopston conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the common causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Bishopston.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Bishopston ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor advised that some banks may not issue a loan on a flying freehold property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Bishopston. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Bishopston to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

Am I right to be concerned about brokers that I am dealing with are suggesting a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Bishopston conveyancing company?

As is the case with lots of service providers, often referrals from connections can be extremely useful or valuable. Nevertheless there are numerous people with a keen interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders might all put forward solicitors to use. Sometimes the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there exists a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You have the right to select your own lawyer. However, bear in mind that many mortgage providers specify a panel list of lawyers you have to use for the lender aspect of your house move.

I have recently realised that I have 72 years remaining on my flat in Bishopston. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is missing. What should I do?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to locate the landlord. On the whole a specialist may be helpful to conduct investigations and to produce an expert document which can be used as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer both on investigating the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Bishopston.

Bishopston Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    Does the lease include onerous restrictions? How much is the yearly service fee and ground rent? Many Bishopston leasehold apartments will have a service bill for maintenance of the building invoiced on behalf of the landlord. If you acquire the apartment you will have to pay this contribution, usually quarterly during the year. This could differ from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built blocks. There will also be a rentcharge to be met annual, this is usually not a large sum, say about £50-£100 but you need to check it because on occasion it could be prohibitively expensive.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bishopston regulated by the SRA

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

  • Paul Stevens & Co, 48 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, Avon, BS7 8BH
  • Capstone Solicitors, 62 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BH
  • Martin Evans, 36 Laurie Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4TA
  • Marc White Solicitor And Notary Public, 157 Redland Road, Redland, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS6 6YE
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bishopston

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Bishopston specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Capstone Solicitors, 62 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BH
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ
  • Battrick Clark Solicitors Ltd, 151 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RA
  • Charles Cook & Company Limited, 77, 79 and 81, Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 2DP
  • Henriques Griffiths Llp, 18 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bishopston regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bishopston practicing in commercial conveyancing in Bishopston. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Capstone Solicitors, 62 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BH
  • Martin Evans, 36 Laurie Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4TA
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ
  • Battrick Clark Solicitors Ltd, 151 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RA
  • Charles Cook & Company Limited, 77, 79 and 81, Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 2DP

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

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