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Selecting the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Bishopsworth house move

Reasons to use our Bishopsworth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Lawyer conveyancing firms have valuable personal links with Bishopsworth estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The Bishopsworth conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Bishopsworth
  • 3 Bishopsworth property lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 4 Bishopsworth conveyancers work in partnership with Bishopsworth estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you require
  • 5 Experience means that Bishopsworth lawyer have developed excellent links with Bishopsworth local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Bishopsworth.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bishopsworth since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bishopsworth

The Bishopsworth conveyancing firm that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Bishopsworth have without warning shut down. I only went with them because I had to have a lawyer on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel and my family Bishopsworth lawyer was not. I wrote them a cheque for £250 in advance. What do I do now?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to assist.

Is it correct that all Bishopsworth CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing list of approved solicitors?

Some major lenders now use CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as HSBC, do Bishopsworth solicitors face an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

We previously chose conveyancers based in Bishopsworth on the HSBC solicitor approved list. They are now charging me an additional charge for handling the HSBC mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by HSBC?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your conveyancing practitioner is entitled to levy a fee for this. The charge is not set by HSBC but by your Bishopsworth conveyancer. Some firms on the HSBC panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

How does conveyancing in Bishopsworth differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Bishopsworth approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because house builders in Bishopsworth tend to buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Bishopsworth or who has acted in the same development.

What tools are available to identify a Bishopsworth solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am willing to travel upto 25kilometers to meet the conveyancer.

Feel free to make use of the search on this website. Please select a lender and your location and you will see a number of Bishopsworth conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Bishopsworth conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can contact them to see if they are on the Leeds Building Society approved list

Should I choose a Bishopsworth conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? An old friend can carry out the legal work but they are based over three hundred kilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a high street Bishopsworth conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to sign documents, hand in your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and they were content that should outweigh using an unknown Bishopsworth conveyancing lawyer just because they are round the corner.

I have been recommended a conveyancing solicitor in Bishopsworth. I need to find out if they are listed on the bank's conveyancing panel. Can you assist?

It’s a good idea call your solicitor to check if they are on the bank's approved list. If that does not help call us and we can investigate and revert. Should the firm not be on the lender panel we we can help find a quality conveyancing solicitor in Bishopsworth on the panel for your lender.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bishopsworth

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bishopsworth practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Graham Law Solicitors Limited, 1 Britannia Buildings, Merchants Road, Hotwells, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 4QD
  • Veale Wasbrough Executor And Trustee Company, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4QA
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards Llp, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4QA
  • David Lees & Co, 319 Wells Road, Bristol, Avon, BS4 2QD
  • Metcalfes, 46-48 Queen Square, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4LY

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bishopsworth regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bishopsworth practicing in commercial conveyancing in Bishopsworth. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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
  • David Lees & Co, 319 Wells Road, Bristol, Avon, BS4 2QD
  • Metcalfes, 46-48 Queen Square, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4LY

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Bishopsworth regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bishopsworth but also conveyancing across 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
  • Key Property Lawyers Limited, Barley Lodge, BS31 2BP
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 73 Westbury Hill, BS9 3AD

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

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