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Top 5 reasons to let us help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Totterdown

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Our site is the only site offering you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Totterdown will be carried out by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Totterdown
  • 4 Experience means that Totterdown lawyer have established valuable working relationships with Totterdown local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your home move in Totterdown.
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Totterdown 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 will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Totterdown since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Totterdown

My wife and I are purchasing property in Totterdown. My property lawyer is not on the lender approved panel. Can I still appoint my Totterdown conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the mortgage company panel?

Various options include

  • Carry on with your existing Totterdown conveyancer but your mortgage company will undoubtedly instruct a property lawyer from their approved panel. The net result is additional fees and potential frustration.
  • Appoint a new lawyer to act in the purchase, ensuring that they are on the lender conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your property lawyer to do everything possible to join the bank’s panel of solicitors

Our god-son is purchasing a newly built flat in Totterdown with a mortgage from Kent Reliance. His conveyancer has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I require quick conveyancing in Totterdown as I am under a deadline to sign on the dotted line inside 2 weeks. Luckily I do not need a mortgage. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are not taking a mortgage you are at free not to have searches conducted although no law firm would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Totterdown the following are instances of what can be revealed and adversely affect the marketability of the property: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

Me and my brother purchased a terraced Georgian property in Totterdown. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Nottingham Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. Is it worth asking Nottingham Building Society to clarify?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Totterdown and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.

Should I be suspicious about 3rd parties that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Totterdown conveyancing practice?

As with lots of professional services, often recommendations from connections can be most helpful. But there are numerous parties with a vested interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders might all suggest solicitors to instruct. On occasion the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there exists a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to choose your preferred lawyer. However, bear in mind that most mortgage providers specify a panel list of solicitors you have to use for the mortgage aspect of your conveyancing.

Planning to sign contracts shortly on a leasehold property in Totterdown. Conveyancing solicitors have said that they are sending me a report next week. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Totterdown should include some of the following:

    It needs to be made clear to you whether the lease permits you to alter or upgrade anything in the flat- you must know whether any restrictions applies to all alterations or just structural alteration, and whether permission is required Alterations to the flat Where does the liability rest for repairing the window frames Rent payments - what is due and what the invoice dates are, and also know whether this is subject to change The physical extent of the property. This may be the property itself but may include a loft or basement if relevant.
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Totterdown please ask your solicitor in ahead of your conveyancing in Totterdown.

Totterdown Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before buying

    What restrictions are there in the Totterdown Lease? In the main the outlay for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Totterdown obliged tenants to pay into a sinking fund created for the specific purpose of establishing a fund for larger works. Best to be warned if fixing the lift or some other major work is pending that will be shared between the tenants and will materially increase the the service charges or require a one off invoice.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Totterdown regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Totterdown practicing in commercial conveyancing in Totterdown. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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
  • David Lees & Co, 319 Wells Road, Bristol, Avon, BS4 2QD
  • Burges Salmon Llp, 1 Glass Wharf, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS2 0ZX
  • Temple Trustees Ltd, One Glass Wharf, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS2 0ZX

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Totterdown regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Totterdown but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • 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
  • Key Property Lawyers Limited, Barley Lodge, BS31 2BP
  • Ocean Property Lawyers Ltd, 73 Westbury Hill, BS9 3AD

Planning law solicitors in Totterdown regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Totterdown specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • 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
  • Burges Salmon Llp, 1 Glass Wharf, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS2 0ZX
  • 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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