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Examples of recent conveyancing in Cotham since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cotham

Due to move into my new home in Cotham next Monday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the mortgage company. What does the insurance need to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for mortgage companies would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. These obligations are not unique to conveyancing in Cotham.

Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Cotham?

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Cotham and Solicitor partnerships in Cotham who can help with your conveyancing It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of transferring property. They may both also handle associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

I just acquired a flat at auction in Cotham. Conveyancing is necessary. What is next?

Now that you are exchanged you will need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of urgency as you will have a pending a fixed date to complete the conveyancing. Every auction property will ordinarily have an associated legal set of papers. This will likely include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the legal papers should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation relating to a leasehold property. You should pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

We previously selected conveyancers based in Cotham on the Santander solicitor panel. They are now charging me a further amount for the legal aspects of the Santander mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Santander?

Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner may charge a fee for this. This fee is not dictated by Santander but by your Cotham conveyancer. Numerous firms on the Santander panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

I am downsizing from our house in Cotham and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Cotham lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using an internet conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Cotham. Having lived in Cotham for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to seek confirmation need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. What do they say? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)

How does conveyancing in Cotham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Cotham come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because builders in Cotham typically purchase the site, 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 conveyancers 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 Cotham or who has acted in the same development.

Is there anything unique about your site and other internet conveyancing brokers for conveyancing in Cotham?

At this site receive an accurate quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the issues for your conveyancing in Cotham. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not charge firms a commission if you instruct them for your home move in Cotham

Are there common deficiencies that you come across in leases for Cotham properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Cotham is not unique. Most leases are unique and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain provisions are not included. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Repairing obligations to or maintain elements of the property A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party.

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Halifax, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Bank of Ireland all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.

Cotham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    The prefered form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the lessees have being in charge if their destiny and even though a managing agent is usually retained if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. This question is helpful as a) areas can cause problems in the block as the common areas may begin to deteriorate if maintenance are not paid for b) if the tenants have a dispute with the managing agents you will want to know about it Plenty Cotham leasehold flats will incur a service bill for maintenance of the block set on behalf of the management company. Should you buy the property you will have to meet this charge, usually in instalments accross the year. This could be anything from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large common grounds. In all likelihood there will be a rentcharge to be met yearly, ordinarily this is not a significant sum, say approximately £50-£100 but you should to check it because sometimes it could be surprisingly expensive.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cotham regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Cotham 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
  • Henriques Griffiths Llp, 18 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SJ
  • Charles Cook & Company Limited, 77, 79 and 81, Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 2DP
  • Marc White Solicitor And Notary Public, 157 Redland Road, Redland, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS6 6YE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Cotham

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Cotham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Capstone Solicitors, 62 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BH
  • Henriques Griffiths Llp, 18 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SJ
  • Charles Cook & Company Limited, 77, 79 and 81, Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 2DP
  • Battrick Clark Solicitors Ltd, 151 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RA
  • Wards Solicitors, 52 Broad Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 2EP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cotham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cotham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Cotham. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Capstone Solicitors, 62 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BH
  • Henriques Griffiths Llp, 18 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SJ
  • Charles Cook & Company Limited, 77, 79 and 81, Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 2DP
  • Battrick Clark Solicitors Ltd, 151 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RA
  • Leung & Co, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol, BS1 3BN

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