A relative suggested that where I am buying in Bristol I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Bristol conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Bristol around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local 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 regarding Bristol.
I used Stirling Law several years past for my conveyancing in Bristol. Now, I need my files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Bristol of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am buying my first flat in Bristol with a loan from Halifax. The sellers would not move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The house builders rep advised me not reveal to my lawyer about the extras as it would jeopardize my loan with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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'm remortgaging my primary home to a BTL mortgage with Nottingham Building Society and I will use the rest of the raised equity towards further house. The area we are talking about is Bristol. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two banks and link together the transactions?
Make use of our search tool on this site to check that the solicitors are approved by both mortgage companies. On the basis that they are the solicitor should be able to tie up the two deals but you should talk with you solicitor and make clear your expectations and requirements.
I am using a search engine for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Bristol it reveals many solicitorsin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancing solicitor for the sale of my house?
The ideal way of seeking the right conveyancer is via trusted testimonial, so enquire of colleagues and those you trust who have bought a property in Bristol or the reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Bristol differ, so it's advisable to request a minimum of three fee estimates from varying types of property lawyers. Make sure that you know what costs in the quote includes.