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  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Filton is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Filton since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Filton

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Filton costs more?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Filton and Bristol usually necessitates more due diligence compared to freehold transactions. This includes lease investigation, corresponding with the landlord concerning serving required notices, securing up-to-date service charge and management information, procuring the landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – regardless of the fact the lease has passed through many different property solicitors hands since it was first granted.

Have completed on a a semi-detached house in Filton , how long should it take for the Land Registry to register my proprietorship? My Filton conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to check that my name is registered.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Filton registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any other parties. At present roughly 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted delays. Registration occurs once the new owner has moved in to the premises thus 'speed' is not usually an essential issue yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor must contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I'm buying my first flat in Filton with a loan from Chelsea Building Society. The sellers refused to move on the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The estate agent advised me not reveal to my solicitor about this deal as it could impact my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Filton is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Filton are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Filton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Filton may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I have been pointed in your direction by a number of property agents in Filton to locate a conveyancer on your site. Is there a financial upside for Estate Agents to market your lawyers ahead of alternative conveyancing organisations?

We refuse to offer any financial incentive for sending work to this site. We thought it would be too underhand a fee as members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Filton for my house move. Can I check a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?

Anyone may review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor telephone calls for training reasons.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Filton

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

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Filton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Filton practicing in commercial conveyancing in Filton. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

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