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Reasons to use our Thornbury conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The practices identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Thornbury have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Thornbury and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 Using a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more bespoke service. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Our site is the first site offering you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Thornbury will be conducted by a solicitor on your lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 5 On the balance of probabilities the the solicitors for the other party are located in Thornbury - if so sets of lawyers are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Thornbury since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thornbury

After what seems like an age a mortgage agreement from NatWest for the refinancing of my 2 room maisonette is due within the next few days. Can you propose a cheap conveyancing lawyer in Thornbury?

This site is not designed to aid those in their quest for the cheapest conveyancing in Thornbury. We can offer you excellent value conveyancing but we do not aim to advertise as being the cheapest. Resist the temptation to appoint brokers offering ninety nine pound conveyancing in Thornbury. The optimum outcome, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you with a hefty uplift in additional fees and still not receive the service required.

We are buying a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Thornbury who is on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a local firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Skipton . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Thornbury.

I am planning to move house in September. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you recommend a removal company in Thornbury. Conveyancing firm was found before I stumbled across your site.

On the afternoon of completion you can pick up the house keys from your selling agent however this can only occur once the vendors conveyancers inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be collected. After that you can tell the removal company that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a specific removal organisation but can assist you in choosing a conveyancing in Thornbury or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Thornbury.

My husband and I are in the process of viewing houses in Thornbury and I am about to put in an offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I am planning to take a home loan with Coventry BS.

You should start obtaining conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the EA. As you are getting a mortgage with Coventry BS, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I have paid off my mortgage with Principality. I assume I don't need a Thornbury lawyer on the Principality panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Principality mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Principality mortgage from the register. Principality, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Principality has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Principality has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Principality mortgage has been paid off.

A colleague advised me that if I am purchasing in Thornbury I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Thornbury conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Thornbury around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Thornbury Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Thornbury.

How does conveyancing in Thornbury differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Thornbury approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because house builders in Thornbury tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Thornbury or who has acted in the same development.

All being well we will complete our sale of a £425,000 flat in Thornbury on Tuesday in a week. The landlords agents has quoted £420 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Thornbury?

Thornbury conveyancing on leasehold flats normally necessitates the purchaser’s conveyancer sending questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is not legally bound to address these enquiries most will be willing to do so. They may charge a reasonable charge for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some transactions it is in excess of £800. The management information fee required by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in respect of administration charges, otherwise the invoice is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has no choice but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to exchange contracts with the buyer.

I purchased a split level flat in Thornbury, conveyancing was carried out November 1997. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Thornbury with a long lease are worth £192,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2078

With only 54 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £32,300 and £37,400 plus 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 supply the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use this information 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 should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Thornbury

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Thornbury practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Crossmans Solicitors Limited, 12 The Plain, Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2BE
  • Sims Cook & Teague Llp, 40 High Street, Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2AJ
  • Hoole & Co, 65 Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS34 5JH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Thornbury regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Thornbury specialising in commercial conveyancing in Thornbury. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Crossmans Solicitors Limited, 12 The Plain, Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2BE
  • Sims Cook & Teague Llp, 40 High Street, Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2AJ
  • Co-operative Legal Services Limited, 650 Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32 4SD
  • Graham Brand Solicitor, High Corner Over Court, Over Lane, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire, BS32 4DG
  • Hoole & Co, 65 Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS34 5JH

Thornbury commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Formation of commercial management companies Dealing with notices received or to be served pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Advising landlords and tenants in respect of ancillary documentation e.g. licences to alter, assign underlet etc Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts High street shops, agricultural or development land to hotels and office blocks.

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

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