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Reasons to use our Hotwells conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Hotwells property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Hotwells conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Hotwells
  • 3 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Hotwells regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 The practices shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s solicitors are based in Hotwells - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hotwells since October 2021*


of flat Hotwell Road BS8 4RY, acquired for £180,500. Leasehold conveyancing work included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title


of flat Upton Road BS3 1LP, sold for £230,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities


of semi-detached residence, Smyth Road, BS3 2DS completing on 18/10/2021 at a price of £447,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges


of terraced residence, Cotswold Road, BS3 4NS completing on 20/10/2021 at a price of £395,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hotwells

Is there a reason to use a Hotwells conveyancing solicitors firm given that internet based alternatives are easier on the wallet?

To take your time to find shop around for conveyancing costs in Hotwells and you should seek an affordable estimate but don’t be focused with scouring the internet for the lowest priced Hotwells conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a smooth and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist solicitor. Emails can't replace a phone conversation and are no substitute for a face to face meeting. The firms that we work with will appoint you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will tackle your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of personalised service that you rarely receive from an internet conveyancer. He or She will inform you on any developments making sure that you are regularly updated. If you ever need to call the office you will be sure who to ask for and they will endeavour to make sure that you are kept fully informed.

We were just about to sign contracts for a semi detached house in Hotwells. We encountered a snag. Our mortgage offer with Birmingham Midshires runs out on 17/3/2022 but the vendors are putting forward a completion date of 21/3/2022. Is it possible to extend the mortgage expiry date?

The best person to deal with your issue is your conveyancer who will calculate if they should be discussing with the lender, owner’s solicitors, property agents or indeed all parties based on the history of your conveyancing as of today.

My wife and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Hotwells and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Hotwells conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers instructed an online conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Hotwells. Having lived in Hotwells for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)

I have recentlyfound out that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Hotwells for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Hotwells conveyancing specialists.

I am purchasing a new build house in Hotwells with the aid of help to buy. The sellers would not move on the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The estate agent advised me not disclose to my solicitor about this extras as it could adversely affect my mortgage with Halifax. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

I want to sublet my leasehold flat in Hotwells. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

Your lease governs relations between the freeholder and you the flat owner; in particular, it will say if subletting is not allowed, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. The majority of leases in Hotwells do not prevent an absolute prevention of subletting – such a clause would undoubtedly devalue the flat. Instead, there is usually a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a copy of the tenancy agreement.

I invested in buying a ground floor flat in Hotwells, conveyancing having been completed in 1998. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable flats in Hotwells with an extended lease are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2074

With 52 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £29,500 and £34,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hotwells

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hotwells practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Graham Law Solicitors Limited, 1 Britannia Buildings, Merchants Road, Hotwells, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 4QD
  • Temple Bright Llp, 29 Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5QT
  • Bobbetts Mackan, 17 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1HB
  • Star Legal Limited, 3 Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1AT
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards Llp, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4QA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hotwells regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hotwells specialising in commercial conveyancing in Hotwells. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Temple Bright Llp, 29 Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5QT
  • Bobbetts Mackan, 17 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1HB
  • Star Legal Limited, 3 Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1AT
  • Watkins Solicitors Incorporating Brain Sinnott & Co, 192 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, Bristol, BS3 1JF
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards Llp, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 4QA

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Hotwells regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hotwells but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, The Plaza, 275 North Street, BS3 1JN
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Whiteladies Road, BS8 2SB
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Gloucester Road, BS7 8BG
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 73 Westbury Hill, BS9 3AD
  • Key Property Lawyers Limited, Barley Lodge, BS31 2BP

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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