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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Horfield’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Horfield.

Reasons to use our Horfield conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal links with Horfield selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Horfield conveyancer have established very good working relationships with Horfield local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your home move in Horfield.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s solicitors are located in Horfield - if so sets of lawyers will be familiar
  • 4 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Horfield conveyancers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Horfield since October 2021*

Conveyance

of apartment Butterfield Close BS10 5AY, at a price of £170,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of detached residence residence, Grittleton Road, BS7 0XA completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £380,500. 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 preparation for completion

Sale

of house residence, St Andrews Road, BS6 5EG completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £470,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Disposal

of semi residence, Church Avenue, BS5 6DY completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £335,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Horfield

My financial adviser says he needs my Horfield solicitor’s panel member for the Santander conveyancing panel. What is the best way to obtain this. I have called my local Horfield branch but they have not got back to me yet.

You are best placed to get this information from your Horfield conveyancer . They retain a central record lender panel numbers.

How up to date is your database of Horfield solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel? Do RBS send you an updated list?

Horfield conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the RBS conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from RBS directly.

I am thinking of mortgaging my apartment in Horfield, does my lawyer need to be on the HSBC Conveyancing panel?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but HSBC will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

When it comes to lenders such as RBS, do Horfield conveyancers face a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any bank fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

I had an offer accepted on an apartment in Horfield on 26/11/2021, valuation was booked five days after, received a clean bill of health. Solicitor appointed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Lloyds and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Are Lloyds entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Lloyds to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Having read lots of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Horfield solicitor - who is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Virgin Money will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Virgin Money will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Horfield surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

I am looking for a flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Horfield I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Horfield suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

If you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

My cousin has urged me to use his conveyancing solicitors in Horfield. Should I find my own property lawyer?

There are no two ways about it the best way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek referrals from friends or relatives who have used the firm you're contemplating using.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Horfield regulated by the SRA

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

  • Martin Evans, 36 Laurie Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4TA
  • Paul Stevens & Co, 48 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, Avon, BS7 8BH
  • Capstone Solicitors, 62 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BH
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ
  • The Divorce Practice, 52a High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 3DZ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Horfield regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Horfield practicing in commercial conveyancing in Horfield. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Martin Evans, 36 Laurie Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4TA
  • Capstone Solicitors, 62 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BH
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Horfield regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Horfield specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Martin Evans, 36 Laurie Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4TA
  • Bevan Brittan Llp, Kings Orchard, 1 Queen Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS2 0HQ
  • Star Legal Limited, 3 Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1AT
  • Clarke Willmott Trust Corporation Limited, 1 Georges Square, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6BA
  • 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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