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  • 1 Shirehampton conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Shirehampton conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 2 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Shirehampton will be conducted by a law firm on your mortgage lender’s member panel.
  • 3 The practices listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 4 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Shirehampton has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Notwithstanding what other on-line conveyancers inform you it may be important to attend your lawyer to sign contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a homemove without having to add the postman into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shirehampton since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shirehampton

Some advice if I may. My Shirehampton solicitor is advising me that she is duty bound toapply for Shirehampton conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Virgin Moneyapproved lawyer panel. Is my solicitor correct?

Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are obtaining a mortgage with a bank your conveyancer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancing practitioner would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook provisions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Shirehampton conveyancing searches.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the home buying as a 1st time buyer of a two bedroom flat in Shirehampton. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on the completion date from my solicitor? If so, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Shirehampton?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s lawyers, and once they have received this, you will be able to collect the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen early afternoon.

We are buying a detached bungalow in Shirehampton. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the house.Will the conveyancing process involve checks to ascertain if these works were previously refused?

Your property lawyer will review the registered title as conveyancing in Shirehampton can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title documents which prohibit certain changes or require the permission of a 3rd party. Certain additions require local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

We expect to receive a DIP from Nottingham this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Nottingham recommend any Shirehampton solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Shirehampton solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Nottingham through the process.

I need some quick conveyancing in Shirehampton as I am under an ultimatum to complete within one month. A home loan is not required. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

If.Given you are not obtaining a mortgage you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no conveyancer would advise that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Shirehampton the following are examples of what can crop up and adversely affect future mortgageability: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

I own a renovated Georgian house in Shirehampton. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Accord Mortgages Ltd. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

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

I'm buying my first flat in Shirehampton benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The property agent suggested that I not inform my solicitor about this extras as it may impact my loan with the bank. 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 am thinking of appointing an online solicitor rather than a Shirehampton conveyancing practice. Should I ‘stay local’?

Advantages do exist in being able to attend a local Shirehampton conveyancing solicitor such as

  • signing papers and and when necessary
  • often being able to speak to someone face-to-face can make a significant difference, particularly for non-standard transactions
  • the ability to raise concerns if matters go pear-shaped

When checking quotes, look carefully for hidden extras. Most decent Shirehampton high street solicitors give an all-inclusive figure. Often online agents appear to offer discounted fees, yet have hidden 'extras' in the fine print.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Shirehampton regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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 Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Shirehampton

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Shirehampton practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Devereux & Co, 52a High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Avon, BS9 3DZ
  • The Divorce Practice, 52a High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Shirehampton regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Shirehampton but also conveyancing throughout 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
  • M C Hullah & Company Limited, 116 High Street, BS48 1AH

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

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