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Conveyancing in Stockwood : Keep it Local

5 reasons to use our service to help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Stockwood

  • 1 The Stockwood conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Stockwood
  • 2 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Stockwood have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Stockwood and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 Using a local Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more bespoke service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Stockwood
  • 5 Experience means that Stockwood property lawyer have established very good links with Stockwood local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Stockwood.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stockwood since June 2022*

Sale

of terraced residence, Burnbush Close, BS14 8LQ completing on 01/07/2022 at a price of £285,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Transfer

of detached residence residence, Davids Road, BS14 9JJ completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £655,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Disposal

of house property, Durweston Walk, BS14 8BE completing on 01/07/2022 at a price of £260,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, Church Road, BS14 0PP completing on 28/06/2022 at a price of £426,000. 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, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stockwood

The Stockwood conveyancing firm handling our Stockwood conveyancing has discovered a discrepancy when comparing the information in the home valuation survey and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My lawyer has advised that he needs to check that the bank is OK with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my conveyancer’s course or action appropriate?

Your conveyancing practitioner must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Stockwood. My lender is Tesco Bank

Tesco Bank have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 27/9/2022, the requirements read as follows :

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £195,000 and found one close by in Stockwood I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Stockwood suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may 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 consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

My brother has urged me to instruct his conveyancing solicitors in Stockwood. Do I follow his advice?

There are no two ways about it the best way to find a conveyancing practitioner is to seek feedback from friends or family who have previously instructed the firm you're considering.

I would like to let out my leasehold flat in Stockwood. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

Some leases for properties in Stockwood do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord cannot unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

I inherited a 1 bedroom flat in Stockwood, conveyancing having been completed in 2007. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Stockwood with over 90 years remaining are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease ends on 21st October 2082

With 60 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range between £20,000 and £23,000 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

New build sellers have recommended to me a property lawyer and I've received a quote from them. They are almost £300 less expensive than my own Stockwood solicitor. Should I use them?

Housebuilders often have panels of conveyancing practitioners who expedite matters and who know the developer’s documentation and lawyer. As many developers offer an incentive to use their approved conveyancer for this reason, any increased fees can be avoided and a builder won't recommend a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the transaction delayed when they need an exchange within a tight deadline. The argument for not agreeing to use the suggested conveyancer is that they may be hesitant to 'push' your interests for fear of alienating the housebuilder. Where you have concerns that this may be the case you should remain with your local Stockwood solicitor.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Stockwood regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Stockwood specialising in commercial conveyancing in Stockwood. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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 CLC

Please be aware 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stockwood with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including 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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