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5 reasons to let us help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Oldland

  • 1 Personal touch and pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Oldland conveyancing can become a lot more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers are based in Oldland - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be familiar
  • 3 Using a high street Solicitor in the main results in a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 4 Oldland solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Oldland home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Oldland

Examples of recent conveyancing in Oldland since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Oldland

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Oldland? Is this really warranted?

Oldland conveyancing solicitors as well as nationwide property lawyers throughout the UK have an obligation under Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules to check the ID of any client with a view to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients are required to produce two forms of certified identification; proof of ID (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (typically a Utility Bill no older than three months).

Evidence of the origin of funds is also necessary under the money laundering laws as lawyers are duty bound to ensure that the money you are using to purchase a property (whether it be the deposit for exchange or the full purchase price if you are a cash purchaser) has originated from legitimate source (such as employment savings) as opposed to the fruits of criminal activity.

My wife and I purchased a terraced Edwardian house in Oldland. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Aldermore. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same property. Is it worth asking Aldermore to clarify?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Oldland and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Oldland. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Oldland

    Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please supply a car parking plan.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £235,500 and found one near me in Oldland I like with a park and transport links nearby, however it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Oldland for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

If you need a home loan that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this.

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Oldland for my home move. Is it possible to check a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

Members of the public can see presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded call for training requirements.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to finding a Oldland conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Oldland conveyancing firm) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you make enquires with several firms including non Oldland conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be helpful:

    If the firm is not ALEP accredited then why not? What are the charges for lease extension work?

Oldland Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    This information is useful as a) areas can result in problems in the building as the common areas may start to deteriorate where services are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the running of the building you will wish to have all the details Most Oldland leasehold flats will be liable to pay a service bill for maintenance of the building invoiced on behalf of the landlord. Should you purchase the property you will have to meet this charge, normally quarterly throughout the year. This can vary from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large communal grounds. In all likelihood there will be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, ordinarily this is not a large figure, say approximately £50-£100 but you need to enquire as occasionally it can be many hundreds of pounds. Its a good idea to discover as much as possible about the company managing the block as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are often at the mercy of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to every day issues such as the upkeep of the common parts. Ask other tenants what they think of their management. Finally, investigate as to the dates that the service fees are due to the managing agents and precisely what it includes.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Oldland regulated by the SRA

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

  • Barcan+kirby Llp, 111-117 Regent Street, Kingswood, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS15 8LJ
  • Batchelor Sharp, 377-381 Two Mile Hill Road, Kingswood, Bristol, ., BS15 1AD
  • Adams Burrows, 34 Broad Street, Staple Hill, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5NS
  • Richard Herne & Co, 113 High Street, Staple Hill, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5HF
  • Davis Wood, 884 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol, Avon, BS16 3XB

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Oldland

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Oldland specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Barcan+kirby Llp, 111-117 Regent Street, Kingswood, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS15 8LJ
  • Batchelor Sharp, 377-381 Two Mile Hill Road, Kingswood, Bristol, ., BS15 1AD
  • Davis Wood, 884 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol, Avon, BS16 3XB
  • Cooke Painter Limited, 314 Wells Road, Knowle, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS4 2QG
  • David Lees & Co, 319 Wells Road, Bristol, Avon, BS4 2QD

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Oldland but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Key Property Lawyers Limited, Barley Lodge, BS31 2BP
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Gloucester Road, BS7 8BG
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, The Plaza, 275 North Street, BS3 1JN

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

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