Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Southmead

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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Southmead house move

5 reasons to let us assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Southmead

  • 1 Southmead property lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Regardless other lawyers say it may be necessary to visit your lawyer to execute documents. There are various parties with with an interest in a homemove without having to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Southmead
  • 4 There is a distinct possibility the other side’s lawyers are located in Southmead - if so both parties will be familiar
  • 5 The Southmead conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Southmead

Examples of recent conveyancing in Southmead since July 2021*

Transfer

of terraced premises, Northover Road, BS9 3LG completing on 10/08/2021 at a price of £491,000. 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

Disposal

of semi property, Briarside Road, BS10 6JA completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £232,500. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of semi-detached residence, Satchfield Crescent, BS10 7BG completing on 10/08/2021 at a price of £273,575. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of flat Gloucester Road North BS34 7PX, at buying sum of £156,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southmead

Our conveyancer has identified a defect with the lease for the flat we are purchasing in Southmead. The seller’s lawyers have put forward defective title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our conveyancer has advised that he must be satisfied that the lender is content with this solution. Are we the client or is the bank?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the risk of a conflict of interest, you and the lender are the client. Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the mortgage company can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your solicitor will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Southmead even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for instance if I intend to buy a shop in Southmead with a loan from Britannia?

Our search tool is mainly utilised to locate residential conveyancing solicitors in Southmead but we have set out at the bottom of this page a selection of Southmead commercial conveyancing firms. You should enquire with the company directly to see if they can also act for Britannia

We hope to to buy with Loughborough BS. I visited a few high street practices but am unable to find a Southmead conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS panel. Could you assist?

You should take advantage of the search tool on this site. Please choose the lender and type Southmead or your preferred area and you will see numerous solicitors located in Southmead or nearest you.

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need chancel insurance when acquiring a house in Southmead? or I am told that there is historic law that means some owners of property residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for repairs to the chancel within the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Southmead?

Unless a prior acquisition of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you could take it that lawyers delivering conveyancing in Southmead to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £235,500 and identified one close by in Southmead I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Southmead for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan that many years will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected 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 could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

I am a fortnight into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to solicitors by the local agent to handle our conveyancing in Southmead. I am am extremely frustrated with the quality of service. Could you you assist me in finding new lawyers?

They would have to be very poor to suggest diss instructing them. Has the loan offer been issued? If so you will need to advise them of the new lawyer and ensure the mortgage documents are re-sent. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the banks approved list to avoid escalating expenses and frustration. So that should be your starting point. The search tool can assist you in finding a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Southmead

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Southmead

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Southmead specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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
  • Capstone Solicitors, 62 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BH
  • Hoole & Co, 65 Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS34 5JH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Southmead regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Southmead specialising in commercial conveyancing in Southmead. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Martin Evans, 36 Laurie Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4TA
  • 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
  • Lyons, 49 High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 3ED
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ

Planning law solicitors in Southmead regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Southmead with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Martin Evans, 36 Laurie Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4TA
  • Star Legal Limited, 3 Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1AT
  • Bevan Brittan Llp, Kings Orchard, 1 Queen Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS2 0HQ
  • Clarke Willmott Trust Corporation Limited, 1 Georges Square, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6BA
  • Temple Bright Llp, 29 Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5QT

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

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