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  • 1 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Filton are familiar with the local issues specific to Filton and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Filton
  • 3 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Filton governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 The organisations listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 5 Filton conveyancers work in conjunction with Filton estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Filton since November 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Filton

I am getting a offer of a home loan from Santander. My intention is to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer in Filton. Does the Santander Conveyancing panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Santander approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Filton. My lender is The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 25/2/2021, the requirements read as follows :

We are buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Filton. Our aim is to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will legal due diligence on the property involve enquiries to see if these works were previously refused?

Your conveyancer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Filton will sometimes reveal restrictions in the title deeds which restrict categories of changes or need the consent of a 3rd party. Many extensions call for local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be prudent to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Filton. I have a mortgage agreed with Lloyds. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Lloyds, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Lloyds conveyancing panel.

I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in January 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Virgin Money are being difficult. The Filton solicitor who is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Virgin Money are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Virgin Money have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Virgin Money have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Virgin Money may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

A friend advised me that if I am purchasing in Filton I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Filton conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Filton around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Filton Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Filton.

I am buying a new build flat in Filton. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Filton

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

How and when do I cover the costs of the Stamp Duty Land Tax payable for my Filton house purchase?

Your property lawyer will fill out a stamp duty return for you as part of your Filton purchase transaction for signature. After completion your conveyancing practitioner will submit the Land Transaction application to the Inland Revenue and - as long as they have the money - pay any land tax liability for you.

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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 Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Filton

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Filton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Hoole & Co, 65 Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS34 5JH
  • 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
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ
  • Capstone Solicitors, 62 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BH

Planning law solicitors in Filton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Filton practicing in planning law. This could include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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

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