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Cheap conveyancing in Redland does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Reasons to use our Redland conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Redland conveyancing can become significantly more stressful due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Redland is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 The Redland conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Redland
  • 4 Redland property lawyer are the key to a successful Redland home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Redland lawyer have established valuable links with Redland local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your home move in Redland.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Redland since November 2023*

Acquisition

of apartment Chantry Road BS8 2QD, purchased for £439,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title

Sale

of flat Fallodon Way BS9 4HQ, at purchase consideration of £372,250. Leasehold conveyancing included: ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of flat Knights Close BS9 4JA, at a price of £400,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced property, Banner Road, BS6 5NA completing on 24/11/2023 at a price of £420,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Redland

I am not in a position to travel far from Redland. I would like to know the understand why all Redland property lawyers aren't included on all mortgage company panels?

Banks highlight the fact that solicitor-led fraud is thought to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud every year.The dismissal of law firms off of lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the FSA in 2011. Its outcome included recommendations for lenders to review their conveyancing panels, which triggered a major policy change in the sector. It resulted in banks and building societies culling a number of firms from their books of approved property lawyers .

The housing market in Redland is heating up. What can I do to speed up the conveyancing process?

In a situation where you are under pressure to sign contracts it is advisable to make sure that your lawyer is familiar with the area as they will have local contacts and insight. It is even conceivable that they could have handled previoushomes in the same neighbourhood. You would be best advised to use a Redland conveyancing solicitor. Second, ensure that the lawyer is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is understood that nearly one in five of Redland conveyancing deals are frustrated or jeopardised after discovering a purchaser’s lawyer was not on their mortgage lender’s panel. In many cases this discovery resulted in the home move being frustrated by as much as three weeks. It is understood that this issue affects in the region of one hundred thousand home sales annually. Many Redland conveyancing practices can not act for certain banks so do check as early as possible.

A friend informed me that in purchasing a property in Redland there may be a number of restrictions prohibiting external alterations to a property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Redland which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Redland should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am buying a property in Redland. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Principality be concerned?

As your lender is Principality your lawyer must follow the conveyancing instructions set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Principality. The CML Handbook sets out minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Principality where a lease does not comply with these specifications. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to Redland.

I have a mortgage with Principality for my property in Redland. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. If I am intending to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Principality?

You must advise Principality in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Principality’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Principality directly. You need not do this via a Principality conveyancing panel firm.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £195,000 and found one close by in Redland I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Redland suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Redland. I happened to chance upon a web site which looks to be the perfect solution If there is a chance to get all formalities done via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Redland. Before diving in I would like to find out the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and almost all are in Redland - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Redland Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries before Purchasing

    The answer will be useful as a) areas can result in problems for the block as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate where maintenance remain unpaid b) if the tenants have a dispute with the running of the building you will need to know about it How long is the Lease? Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge payments?

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Redland

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Redland 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

  • Battrick Clark Solicitors Ltd, 151 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RA
  • Capstone Solicitors, 62 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BH
  • Charles Cook & Company Limited, 77, 79 and 81, Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 2DP
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ
  • Star Legal Limited, 3 Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1AT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Redland regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Redland with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Redland. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Battrick Clark Solicitors Ltd, 151 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RA
  • Capstone Solicitors, 62 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BH
  • Charles Cook & Company Limited, 77, 79 and 81, Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 2DP
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ
  • Martin Evans, 36 Laurie Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4TA

Planning law solicitors in Redland regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Redland 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
  • Star Legal Limited, 3 Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1AT
  • Temple Bright Llp, 29 Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5QT
  • Clarke Willmott Trust Corporation Limited, 1 Georges Square, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6BA
  • Bevan Brittan Llp, Kings Orchard, 1 Queen Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS2 0HQ

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

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