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

Reasons to use our Horfield conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Horfield property lawyers work in conjunction with Horfield estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the advice and help you require
  • 2 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 The Horfield conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Horfield
  • 4 Notwithstanding what other solicitors advise it may be necessary to visit your lawyer to sign legal papers. There are enough parties engaged in a house sale without needing to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 5 Personal touch together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Horfield home moves can become a lot more protracted because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Horfield since August 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Horfield

My husband and I are planning to acquire a 2 bedroom flat in Horfield with a mortgage. We have a Horfield solicitor, but the lender advise he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the mortgage company panel solicitors or keep our Horfield conveyancing practitioner as well as pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. This feels very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Horfield conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

What is the first thing I need to know about purchase conveyancing in Horfield?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Horfield or throughout Bristol is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of room for conflict between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the vendor, selling agent and sometimes a lender. Selecting a solicitor for your conveyancing in Horfield is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the process whose responsibility is to protect your legal interests and to protect you.

Every so often a third party with a vested interest may attempt to convince you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the selling agent may claim to be helping by claiming that your solicitor is slow. Or your financial adviser may advise you to do something that is against your solicitors guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Horfield. I need to find out whether they are accepted on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel. Could you advise?

You should e-mail the lawyer and enquire whether they are on the lender panel. Alternatively please get in touch with Coventry Building Society who may be able to assist.

How does conveyancing in Horfield differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Horfield come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because builders in Horfield tend to acquire the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Horfield or who has acted in the same development.

How simple is it to use your search facility to locate a conveyancing lawyer in Horfield on the panel for my lender?

Step one is to pick a mortgage company such as Barclays , The Royal Bank of Scotland or Godiva Mortgages Ltd then type in your location e.g. Horfield. Conveyancing practices in Horfield and further afield will then be listed.

Should I go with a Horfield conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can conduct the legal work but his firm is located a couple of hundredmiles drive away.

The primary upside of using a high street Horfield conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to execute paperwork, present your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and on the whole were content that should outweigh using an unfamiliar Horfield conveyancing solicitor just because they are Horfield based.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Horfield

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Horfield practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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
  • Battrick Clark Solicitors Ltd, 151 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Horfield regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Horfield with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Horfield. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Horfield regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Horfield but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Gloucester Road, BS7 8BG
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 73 Westbury Hill, BS9 3AD
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Whiteladies Road, BS8 2SB
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, The Plaza, 275 North Street, BS3 1JN
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, Unit 7 The Willow Brook Centre, BS32 8BS

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