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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Frenchay house move

Top 5 reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Frenchay

  • 1 Frenchay property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Frenchay home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Frenchay regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Frenchay and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Frenchay lawyer have established very good links with Frenchay local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Frenchay.
  • 4 The firms listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 5 No matter what any other on-line conveyancers may claim it may be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to add the postman into the equation.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Frenchay since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Frenchay

My partner and I swapping mortgage lender for our maisonette in Frenchay with Co-operative. We have a son 19 who lives at home. Our solicitor requested us to identify anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who reside at the property. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the apartment is forfeited by the lender. I have two concerns (1) Is this form unique to the Co-operative conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 5 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?

First, rest assured that your Co-operative conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Co-operative. This is solely used to protect Co-operative if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Co-operative had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Frenchay?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Frenchay your lawyer will request that you put them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any down payment is payable against the purchase price then this should be required immediately in advance of contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is due should be transferred a few days ahead of the completion date.

Do I have to visit the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Frenchay so that I can pop in to their offices if required.

Nowadays conveyancing panel lawyers for banks carry out the vast majority of communications through the post, internet or over phone calls. This enables them to undertake the legal work for your home move regardless of where you live in England or Wales. However you should see if you have the option of going to the offices of your conveyancing lawyer if needed.

I am purchasing a house and the solicitor has raised the issue of Chancel Repair for which the property could be obligated to contribute to as it falls into the area of such a church. She has mentioned insurance. Is this really warranted for conveyancing in Frenchay

Unless a previous purchase of the premises completed post 12 October 2013 you could assume that conveyancing practitioners conducting conveyancing in Frenchay to continue to advocate a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

How does conveyancing in Frenchay differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Frenchay contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Frenchay usually purchase the land, 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 property lawyers 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 Frenchay or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one near me in Frenchay I like with a park and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Frenchay for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Frenchay

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Frenchay specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Davis Wood, 884 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol, Avon, BS16 3XB
  • Batchelor Sharp, 377-381 Two Mile Hill Road, Kingswood, Bristol, ., BS15 1AD
  • Barcan+kirby Llp, 111-117 Regent Street, Kingswood, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS15 8LJ
  • Hoole & Co, 65 Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS34 5JH
  • Capstone Solicitors, 62 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BH

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Frenchay regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Frenchay but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • 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, 73 Westbury Hill, BS9 3AD
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Whiteladies Road, BS8 2SB

Planning law solicitors in Frenchay regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Frenchay practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Martin Evans, 36 Laurie Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4TA
  • Burges Salmon Llp, 1 Glass Wharf, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS2 0ZX
  • Bevan Brittan Llp, Kings Orchard, 1 Queen Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS2 0HQ
  • Bond Pearce Llp, 3 Temple Quay, Temple Back East, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6DZ
  • 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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