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

  • 1 Totterdown conveyancer are the key to a successful Totterdown conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 2 This site is the only site that enables you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Totterdown will be conducted by a law firm on your lender’s approved panel.
  • 3 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Totterdown regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Totterdown and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 Totterdown conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Totterdown conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 5 Personal touch together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Totterdown property deals can become a lot more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Totterdown since July 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Totterdown

I purchased a freehold residence in Totterdown but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Totterdown and has limited impact for conveyancing in Totterdown 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 have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

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

I am considering applying for a Kent Reliance mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Totterdown with 65 per cent LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Kent Reliance ?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Kent Reliance will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

We are purchasing a end of terrace house in Totterdown. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will legal investigations on the property involve investigations to ascertain if these works are prohibited?

Your solicitor should review the registered title as conveyancing in Totterdown will on occasion reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit certain alterations or necessitated the permission of another owner. Many works require local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

My wife and I have arranged the release of further funds on our home loan from Principality as we wish to conduct improvements to our home in Totterdown. Are we obliged to select a nearby Totterdown solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Principality do not ordinarily require a member of their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Principality list.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Totterdown. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.

How does conveyancing in Totterdown differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Totterdown come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because builders in Totterdown typically acquire the site, 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 property lawyers 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 Totterdown or who has acted in the same development.

My brother has encouraged me to use his lawyers for conveyancing in Totterdown. Should I use them?

No doubt it’s preferable to find a conveyancing solicitor is to get referrals from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the solicitor that you are are thinking of instructing.

As a tenant I am liable for a service charge for my ground floor flat in Totterdown. As a result of personal circumstances I slipped behind with remittance. The management company agreed a settlement schedule but there is still approximately £1750 currently due.

I now wish to dispose of the property and I am nervous that this could threaten to derail the sale if I have to discharge the amount due in advance. Do I have to settle before - is this achievable?

Do clarify with the conveyancing practitioner handling your Totterdown conveyancing but one option could be to arrange for the outstanding amount to be attributed to the buyers. The purchase price they pay would be adjusted to reflect the amount of debt they assume. They could then deal with the outstanding monies once they are the owners.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Totterdown regulated by the SRA

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

  • Nelson Legal Llp, Victory House, 172 Wells Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2AL
  • 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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Totterdown

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Totterdown practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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
  • Cooke Painter Limited, 314 Wells Road, Knowle, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS4 2QG

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 or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Osborne Clarke Trustees Limited, 2 Temple Back East, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6EG
  • Open Trustees Limited, 2 Temple Back East, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6EG
  • 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

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

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