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
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.