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Reasons to use our Bishopston conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have excellent personal connections with Bishopston estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Bishopston is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 The companies listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Bishopston has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Our site is the only site offering you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Bishopston will be conducted by a solicitor on your lender’s member panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bishopston since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bishopston

My husband and I are buying property in Bishopston. My Solicitor has never been on on the mortgage company solicitor panel. Am I still permitted to appoint my Bishopston conveyancing solicitor even though they are not on the bank panel?

Various options include

  • Complete the deal with your chosen Bishopston conveyancing practitioner but your bank will no doubt use a conveyancing practitioner from their approved list. The net result is additional fees and probable delay.
  • Choose a fresh lawyer to conduct the conveyancing, obviously checking they are on the lender conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your conveyancer to seek to join the lender panel

About to place an offer on a leasehold property in Bishopston. The selling agents assure me that it is standard for flats in Bishopston to have less than 75 years left on the lease. I am obtaining a loan with Bank of Ireland. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has 72 years unexpired.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 18/1/2021 the requirements read as follows :

Yes, subject to a minimum lease term of 85 years. The unexpired lease term must be at least the mortgage term plus 45 years. See also 5.14.9

What does a local search reveal about the property I am buying in Bishopston?

Bishopston conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Bishopston conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.

I am buying a new build flat in Bishopston. 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 legal work.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bishopston

    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. 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. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. 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.

Is it simple use the search facility to locate a conveyancing solicitor in Bishopston on the authorised to act for my bank?

First pick a mortgage company such as Lloyds TSB Bank, Leeds Building Society or Platform Home Loans Ltd then specify your location for example Bishopston. Conveyancing firms in Bishopston and nationally should be identified.

Why is New Build conveyancing in Bishopston more expensive?

Conveyancing in Bishopston for newly converted or new build homes can sometimes involve adoption of highways & drains, building regulations approval, planning permission, new build warranties such NHBC as well as additional questions and contractual concerns.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bishopston regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bishopston practicing in commercial conveyancing in Bishopston. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Bishopston regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bishopston but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Gloucester Road, BS7 8BG
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Whiteladies Road, BS8 2SB
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 73 Westbury Hill, BS9 3AD
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, The Plaza, 275 North Street, BS3 1JN
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, Unit 7 The Willow Brook Centre, BS32 8BS

Planning law solicitors in Bishopston regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Bishopston with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Martin Evans, 36 Laurie Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4TA
  • Star Legal Limited, 3 Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1AT
  • Bevan Brittan Llp, Kings Orchard, 1 Queen Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS2 0HQ
  • Clarke Willmott Trust Corporation Limited, 1 Georges Square, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6BA
  • Tlt Llp, 1 Redcliff Street, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6TP

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