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Reasons to use our Stoke Bishop conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Stoke Bishop lawyers work in conjunction with Stoke Bishop estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to home movers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 2 Stoke Bishop property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Stoke Bishop conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your home move
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Stoke Bishop is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Notwithstanding what other on-line conveyancers inform you it may be necessary to attend your conveyancer to execute contracts. There are various parties with engaged in a house sale without having to add the postman into the pot.
  • 5 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Stoke Bishop who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stoke Bishop since October 2021*

Transfer

of semi-detached premises, 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, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of semi premises, Woodleaze, BS9 2HX completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £327,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Disposal

of semi-detached premises, Sates Way, BS9 4SD completing on 14/10/2021 at a price of £488,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of flat Cowper Road BS6 6NY, at sale consideration of £235,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stoke Bishop

I am getting a offer of a home loan from Halifax. My intention is to use a Licensed Conveyancer in Stoke Bishop. Does the Halifax Solicitor panel exclude Licensed Conveyancers?

The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Due to move into my new home in Stoke Bishop next Thursday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the lender. What does the insurance need to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for mortgage companies would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook instructions. These obligations are not limited to conveyancing in Stoke Bishop.

I am buying my first flat in Stoke Bishop with a mortgage from Platform Home Loans Ltd. The developers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The estate agent advised me not to tell my solicitor about the deal as it would adversely affect my mortgage with Platform Home Loans Ltd. 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 have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one near me in Stoke Bishop I like with a park and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Stoke Bishop in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass 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 about this.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Stoke Bishop with the purpose of expediting the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Stoke Bishop can be bypassed if you instruct lawyers the minute you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold documentation which will be required by the purchasers’ representatives.
  • If there is a history of any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are settled before the property is marketed. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a property where a dispute is unresolved. You may have to bite the bullet and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal particulars of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is better to reveal the dispute as over rather than unsettled. If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should make sure that you hold the original share certificate. Organising a re-issued share certificate is often a time consuming formality and delays many a Stoke Bishop conveyancing deal. Where a reissued share certificate is necessary, you should approach the company director and secretary or managing agents (where applicable) for this sooner rather than later. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s consent? In particular have you installed wooden flooring? Stoke Bishop leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or laying down wooden flooring require a licence issued by the Landlord acquiescing to such alterations. If you fail to have the paperwork in place you should not contact the landlord without checking with your lawyer in the first instance.

I invested in buying a basement flat in Stoke Bishop, conveyancing formalities finalised May 1995. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Stoke Bishop with a long lease are worth £227,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2094

With just 72 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

Is it true that a Stoke Bishop conveyancing firm taken to court by a client for not carrying out the appropriate conveyancing searches?

Our attention has not be brought to such a Stoke Bishop conveyancing matter but according to a recent report, clients buying a house elsewhere in England successfully sued their lawyer as a consequence of development plans to erect a wind farm not being picked up in conveyancing searches.

If you are thinking of buying a home in Stoke Bishop It is important that your property lawyer conduct all Stoke Bishop conveyancing searches needed making sure that you have accurate and current information before acquiring a property.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Stoke Bishop regulated by the SRA

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

  • Corfield Solicitors, 2 The Avenue, Sneyd Park, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 1PA
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ
  • Lyons, 49 High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 3ED
  • Marc White Solicitor And Notary Public, 157 Redland Road, Redland, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS6 6YE
  • The Divorce Practice, 52a High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 3DZ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Stoke Bishop

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stoke Bishop with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ
  • 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
  • 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 Stoke Bishop regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stoke Bishop with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Stoke Bishop. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Corfield Solicitors, 2 The Avenue, Sneyd Park, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 1PA
  • Amd Solicitors Limited, 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS9 4JZ
  • 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

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