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Reasons to use our Bristol conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Bristol
  • 2 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Bristol registered with the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the the conveyancers for the other party are located in Bristol - if so both parties will be on good working terms
  • 4 The Bristol conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Bristol
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bristol since November 2023*

Sale

of semi-detached residence, Banner Road, BS6 5NA completing on 24/11/2023 at a price of £420,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of apartment Sydenham Road BS6 5SJ, at buying consideration of £345,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion

Transfer

of flat Redland Road BS6 6QZ, at purchase price of £190,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of detached residence residence, Cumberland Close, BS1 6XB completing on 20/11/2023 at a price of £450,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bristol

Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Bristol even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance if I intend to buy a shop in Bristol with a loan from Godiva Mortgages Ltd?

The service is mainly used to find domestic conveyancing solicitors in Bristol but we have set out towards the end of this page a selection of Bristol commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the solicitors directly to check if they can also act for Godiva Mortgages Ltd

I got the keys to my flat on 13 January and the transaction details are still not on the land registry website. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Bristol expressed confidence that it will be registered inside ten days. Are transfers in Bristol particularly slow to register?

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Bristol registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can vary subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry communicate with any 3rd parties. As of today approximately three quarters of submission are fully addressed within two weeks but some can be subject to extensive hold-ups. Registration occurs once the new owner is living at the property therefore registration formalities is not always primary concern yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in Bristol in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to issue a mortgage on this type of home.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to telephone 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 Bristol. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

As co-executor for the estate of my grandfather I am disposing of a house in Newport but I am based in Bristol. My solicitor (who is 300 miles from merequires that I execute a stat dec before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Bristol who can witness this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Bristol based

Looking forward to complete next month on a ground floor flat in Bristol. Conveyancing lawyers have said that they report fully within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Bristol should include some of the following:

    Whether your lease provides for a sinking fund for major repairs? Advice concerning the obligations as set out in the lease to to contribute towards maintenance costs - with regard to both the building, and the more general rights a leaseholder has Responsibility to repair and maintain the block. It is essential for you to know which party is duty bound to repair and maintenance of all parts of the block and communal areas You should know if the lease permits you to alter or improve anything in the property- you should be made aware as to whether it applies to all alterations or limited to structural alteration, and whether consent is required Repair and maintenance of the property
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Bristol please enquire of your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Bristol.

Bristol Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before buying

    Does the lease have onerous restrictions? How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments? Is the freehold reversion owned jointly by the tenants?

My a dozen years ago. He has since got married, divorced and is now remarried. He now wants to dispose of the Bristol property. I think he will just be requested to provide a copy of his marriage certificates to the conveyancing practitioner but he is anxious it will frustrate the sale of the apartment. Is it worth updating the title documents for the property?

The is no need to bring up to date the register as long as you have the evidence required to show how the change of name has come about.

Any buyer’s lawyer should check the land registry information and need evidence to prove the change of name e.g. marriage documentation.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bristol regulated by the SRA

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

  • Bevan Brittan Llp, Kings Orchard, 1 Queen Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS2 0HQ
  • Bart Secretaries Limited, The Paragon Counterslip, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6BX
  • Waf Secretaries Limited, The Paragon Counterslip, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6BX
  • Cw&c No 2 Nominees, 1 Georges Square, Bath Street, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6BA
  • Clarke Willmott Trust Corporation Limited, 1 Georges Square, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6BA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bristol

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bristol practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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
  • Cw&c No 2 Nominees, 1 Georges Square, Bath Street, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6BA
  • Das Law Limited, North Quay, Temple Back, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6FL
  • Tlt Llp, 1 Redcliff Street, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6TP

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Bristol regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bristol but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, The Plaza, 275 North Street, BS3 1JN
  • 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
  • Key Property Lawyers Limited, Barley Lodge, BS31 2BP

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

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