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Reasons to use our Stockwood conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Stockwood is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Regardless other companies advise it may be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign documents. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 3 The Stockwood conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Stockwood
  • 4 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Stockwood has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 The practices shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stockwood since March 2022*

Sale

of semi-detached property, Atkins Close, BS14 8JS completing on 22/03/2022 at a price of £180,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, ordering official copies of the title, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Transfer

of detached residence property, Birchdale Road, BS14 9TW completing on 15/03/2022 at a price of £362,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of detached residence residence, St Aubins Avenue, BS4 4NX completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £215,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced residence, Runswick Road, BS4 3HY completing on 15/03/2022 at a price of £436,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stockwood

My wife and I are getting closer to an exchange on a house in Stockwood and my parents have sent the ten percent deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has been received from someone other than me my solicitor needs to make a notification to my lender. I am advised that, in also acting for the mortgage company he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I disclosed to the mortgage company about my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for this now to delay the deal?

The property lawyer is legally required to clarify with the bank to ensure that they know that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. The solicitor can only reveal this to your mortgage company if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

I own a freehold residence in Stockwood but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Stockwood and has limited impact for conveyancing in Stockwood but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.

I am helping my niece sell her flat in Stockwood. Will the conveyancer arrange the energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to coordinate?

Following the abolition of Home Packs, EPC’s was left as a compulsory element of moving house. An energy assessment should be commissioned in advance of the property being marketed. This is not a task that solicitors ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Stockwood conveyancing solicitor they might be willing to arrange energy assessments given their contacts with long established local assessors

I just bought a property at auction in Stockwood. Conveyancing is required. What is next?

Having exchanged you should choose a conveyancing practitioner as a matter of priority as you now have a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the deal. All auction property should have an associated auction set of papers. This will likely include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. If you have purchased leasehold property the legal papers should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation specific to leasehold premises. You should hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. Do make sure that your finances are organised to complete on the on the contractual date .

After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Stockwood. My financial adviser suggested a solicitor. I paid an on account payment of £175. A few days later, the property lawyer contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Bank of Ireland panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Stockwood I like with a park and railway links nearby, however it's only got 52 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Stockwood for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage that many years will be an issue. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

My husband and I are one month into a residential purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the estate agent to carry out the conveyancing in Stockwood. I am am very disappointed with the level of service. Can you help me find new lawyers?

They would need to be very poor in order to consider diss instructing them. Has the mortgage offer been sent? If so you must make them aware of the new lawyer and have the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. Your conveyancer should be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid supplemental expenses and delays. That should be your starting point. Our find a solicitor tool can help you find a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Stockwood

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £300,000 flat in Stockwood in just under a week. The freeholder has quoted £348 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Stockwood?

Stockwood conveyancing on leasehold flats normally necessitates administration charges levied by freeholders :

    Completing pre-exchange questions Where consent is required before sale in Stockwood Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Stockwood leasehold premises is £350. For Stockwood conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply answers.

I invested in buying a 1st floor flat in Stockwood, conveyancing formalities finalised 10 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar properties in Stockwood with over 90 years remaining are worth £179,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced annually. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2079

With only 57 years left to run the likely cost is going to be between £26,600 and £30,800 plus legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Stockwood regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stockwood specialising in commercial conveyancing in Stockwood. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Cooke Painter Limited, 314 Wells Road, Knowle, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS4 2QG
  • David Lees & Co, 319 Wells Road, Bristol, Avon, BS4 2QD
  • Temple Trustees Ltd, One Glass Wharf, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS2 0ZX
  • Wharfside Nominees Limited, One Glass Wharf, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS2 0ZX
  • Burges Salmon Llp, 1 Glass Wharf, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS2 0ZX

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Stockwood regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Stockwood but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Key Property Lawyers Limited, Barley Lodge, BS31 2BP
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, The Plaza, 275 North Street, BS3 1JN
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Gloucester Road, BS7 8BG
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 199 Whiteladies Road, BS8 2SB

Planning law solicitors in Stockwood regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stockwood with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Burges Salmon Llp, 1 Glass Wharf, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS2 0ZX
  • Open Trustees Limited, 2 Temple Back East, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6EG
  • Osborne Clarke Trustees Limited, 2 Temple Back East, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6EG
  • Bond Pearce Llp, 3 Temple Quay, Temple Back East, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6DZ
  • Das Law Limited, North Quay, Temple Back, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6FL

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

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