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5 reasons to use our service to help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Filton

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Filton is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Experience means that Filton property lawyer have developed excellent working relationships with Filton local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Filton.
  • 3 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Filton regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 Filton lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Filton conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 5 Personal touch and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Filton property deals can be made significantly more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Filton since March 2022*

Purchase

of flat Chandos Road BS6 6PG, at a price of £220,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries

Acquisition

of apartment Avon Vale BS9 1TB, purchased for £538,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of semi-detached premises, Old Park Road, BS11 9PP completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £274,370. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi residence, St Aubins Avenue, BS4 4NX completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £215,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Filton

A mortgage agreement from HSBC for the remortgage of my 4 room flat is due by the end of next week. Are you able to recommend a low cost conveyancing law firm in Filton?

You are on the wrong site if you are seeking cut-price fees for conveyancing in Filton. Our aim is to provide value for money conveyancing but we do not aim to work with the cheapest lawyers. Avoid the trap of appointing brokers offering £99 conveyancing in Filton. The optimum outcome, in being led by low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst you will end up with a surprising uplift in extras and still not get the service required.

I have just over seventy years left on my lease and require a lease extension for my flat in Filton. Conveyancing solicitors on the Virgin panel can deal with such extensions correct?

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. Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 20/6/2022 the requirements read as follows :

85 years at the time of completion. If it's less, we require it to be extended on or before completion.

My wife and I are buying a flat in Filton. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? On completion day we will need to deposit funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

is it true that all Filton solicitors on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Some mortgage companies do list licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

We expect to receive a OIP from UBS this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do UBS recommend any Filton solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Filton solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the UBS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and UBS through the process.

I got the keys to my flat on 16 November and my personal details are still not on the land registry website. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Filton expressed confidence that it will be dealt with in a couple of weeks. Are properties in Filton particularly slow to register?

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Filton registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can differ depending on the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry communicate with any third parties. Currently roughly 80% of such applications are fully dealt with within 12 days but occasionally there can be longer delays. Registration occurs after the buyer has moved in to the premises thus 'speed' is not always an essential issue but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

We are 18 days into a freehold purchase having been referred to solicitors by the high street agent to handle our conveyancing in Filton. I am am extremely dissatisfied with the level of service. Could you help me find new conveyancers?

A solicitor would need to be really bad in order to consider diss instructing them. Has your mortgage offer been generated? If so you need to make them aware of the new solicitor and get the mortgage documents are re-sent. Your conveyancer should be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid supplemental charges and complications. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. Our find a solicitor tool can help you find a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Filton

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a two maisonettes in Filton both have in the region of 50 years unexpired on the leases. Will this present a problem?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold apartment in Filton is a deteriorating asset as a result of the shortening lease. The nearer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it reduces the marketability of the premises. The majority of buyers and banks, leases with under eighty years become less and less attractive. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a residence with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Filton conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that the agreed terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I acquired a split level flat in Filton, conveyancing formalities finalised 9 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Corresponding properties in Filton with an extended lease are worth £175,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced annually. The lease expires on 21st October 2080

You have 58 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £23,800 and £27,400 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Filton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Hoole & Co, 65 Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS34 5JH
  • Martin Evans, 36 Laurie Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4TA
  • The Divorce Practice, 52a High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 3DZ
  • Devereux & Co, 52a High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Avon, BS9 3DZ
  • Lyons, 49 High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 3ED

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Filton regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Filton but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 73 Westbury Hill, BS9 3AD
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, Unit 7 The Willow Brook Centre, BS32 8BS
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Gloucester Road, BS7 8BG
  • Hoffman Male, Regus Aztec West, BS32 4AQ
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Whiteladies Road, BS8 2SB

Planning law solicitors in Filton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Filton with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Martin Evans, 36 Laurie Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4TA
  • 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
  • Star Legal Limited, 3 Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1AT
  • Das Law Limited, North Quay, Temple Back, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6FL

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

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