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Reasons to use our Sea Mills conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Sea Mills lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Sea Mills conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your conveyancing
  • 2 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Sea Mills has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 3 Using a local Solicitor generally results in a more personalised 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’.
  • 4 Sea Mills solicitors work in partnership with Sea Mills estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 5 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal links with Sea Mills selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sea Mills since October 2021*

Transfer

of house premises, Woodleaze, BS9 2HX completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £327,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, Parrys Lane, BS9 1AN completing on 19/10/2021 at a price of £950,505. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Transfer

of house residence, Sates Way, BS9 4SD completing on 14/10/2021 at a price of £488,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Transfer

of flat Cowper Road BS6 6NY, at the agreed consideration of £235,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sea Mills

I am selling my maisonette in Sea Mills and the EA has just called to advise that the buyers are swapping property lawyer. The excuse is that the bank will only work with solicitors on their approved list. Why would a major mortgage company only work with certain law firms rather the firm that they want to appoint to handle their conveyancing in Sea Mills ?

Mortgage companies have always had panels of law firms they are willing to work with, but in the last few years big names such as Santander, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for many years.

Mortgage companies point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the cull – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are unlikely to have any impact on this.

Our lawyer has identified a a problem with the lease for the property we are buying in Sea Mills. The other side have offered title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our conveyancing practitioner says that he must ensure that the lender is willing to move forward with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the bank?

Notwithstanding that you have a mortgage offer from the mortgage company does not mean to say that the property will meet their specifications for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. You and the lender are the client. These conveyancing instructions have to be complied with.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Sea Mills?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Sea Mills. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Sea Mills before retaining lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks may not issue a loan on this type of house.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you call us we can look into this further via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Sea Mills. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Sea Mills especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Sea Mills.

As co-executor for the will of my grandfather I am selling a property in Monmouth but I am based in Sea Mills. My solicitor (approximately 200 kilometers awayhas requested that I execute a stat dec before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Sea Mills who can witness this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Sea Mills

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Sea Mills. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

Assuming the lease is registered - and most are in Sea Mills - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details 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.

I own a 2 bed flat in Sea Mills, conveyancing was carried out 5 years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Corresponding properties in Sea Mills with over 90 years remaining are worth £191,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2075

With only 53 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £27,600 and £31,800 plus costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Sea Mills

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

  • 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
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ
  • Battrick Clark Solicitors Ltd, 151 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RA
  • Charles Cook & Company Limited, 77, 79 and 81, Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 2DP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Sea Mills regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sea Mills with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Sea Mills. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Corfield Solicitors, 2 The Avenue, Sneyd Park, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 1PA
  • Lyons, 49 High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 3ED
  • 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
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Sea Mills regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Sea Mills but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 73 Westbury Hill, BS9 3AD
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Whiteladies Road, BS8 2SB
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Gloucester Road, BS7 8BG
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, The Plaza, 275 North Street, BS3 1JN
  • Hoffman Male, Regus Aztec West, BS32 4AQ

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

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