I am in the market for a low cost conveyancer. Should I go for for an internet conveyancer or a family Bristol conveyancing lawyer?
Bristol is a unique place, where local experience counts for a lot. The relaxed pace of life has an upside – just not when it comes to your home move. The property lawyers that we endorse combine a wealth of Bristol insight with a positive, can doattitude that helps the conveyancing to progress hassle free. It will certainly help if they can make use of long term rapport with financial advisers, search providers, surveyors and other Bristol conveyancing solicitors
What does a local search inform me about the house my wife and I purchasing in Bristol?
Bristol conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for example PSG The local search is essential in every Bristol conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic areas.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Bristol?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Bristol. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
How does conveyancing in Bristol differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Bristol approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because new home sellers in Bristol tend to purchase the real estate, 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 Bristol or who has acted in the same development.
I have been pointed in your direction by a few selling agents in Bristol to locate a property lawyer using your seach tool. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to offer your services ahead of alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t make any commission for pointing buyers and sellers to this site. We thought it would be too underhand a fee as a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.