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Reasons to use our Filton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Filton has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Filton conveyancer have established valuable connections with Filton local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your home move in Filton.
  • 3 This site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Filton will be conducted by a property lawyer on your bank authorised panel.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Filton
  • 5 Chances are that the other side’s conveyancers are located in Filton - if so sets of lawyers will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Filton since November 2023*

Disposal

of house property, Hogarth Walk, BS7 9XR completing on 13/11/2023 at a price of £287,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of house premises, Lancaster Close, BS34 8NT completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £260,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of house premises, Crome Road, BS7 9YQ completing on 14/11/2023 at a price of £312,850. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion

Sale

of terraced residence, Muller Road, BS7 9RH completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £502,500. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Filton

My best friend’s brother is a solicitor. I hope that I can be offered mate’s pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what level of figure would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Filton?

You should contrast pricing. Make use of our comparison tool on this site. You will notice that charges seem to vary but service levels do are distinct between conveyancers as is true with most professions.

We have rather assertive vendors who has suggested a exclusivity contract with a non-refundable deposit of 5k. Are such agreements sensible?

There are two primary drawbacks with entering into any lock out contract (sometimes termed an exclusivity agreement) is that it can distract from progressing with the conveyancing work, so unless it requires limited or no negotiation then it may transpire to be a cause of frustration and delay. It is not particularly popular amongst Filton conveyancing solicitors as a result. A further issue is the extent of the remedies available - an aggrieved buyer is extremely unlikely to secure an injunction to bar the seller selling to an alternative purchaser, so the only remedy available under the contract will be the recovery of wasted costs and, in limited circumstances, the additional payment of damages.

I am selling my flat in Filton. Does my solicitor have to be required to be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Co-operative conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently currently.

Is it the case that all Filton conveyancing solicitors on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Clydesdale approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the firms would be overseen by the CLC.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Filton. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Nationwide have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

As your lender is Nationwide your lawyer must follow the formal instructions set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Nationwide. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Nationwide where a lease does not meet these requirements. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not restricted to Filton.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Filton. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.

Should I be suspicious about third parties that I am dealing with are suggesting a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Filton conveyancing practice?

As is the case with many service providers, often recommendations from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are numerous players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and banks might all recommend solicitors to appoint. Sometimes these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but occasionally there behind the scenes financial incentive behind the endorsement. You have the right to choose your own lawyer. You need to be aware that most lenders operate an approved list of law firms you must use for the mortgage related work in your home move.

My fiance is purchasing a shared ownership flat in Filton. He was given a quote by the conveyancing practitioner recommended by the estate agents and it came to £1156 . It was 9 years ago since I sold and bought a home and it cost was £500. Have fees really escalated to that extent?

We would recommend that you e-mail two or three local Filton conveyancing firms seeking prices. It is advisable to base your decision not solely on cost, but on promptness and on how comprehensive the response was.

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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

Domestic 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 throughout 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 non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Filton practicing in planning law. This may include advice on special planning controls
  • 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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