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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shirehampton

We are purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Shirehampton who is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a 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 Bank of Ireland . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Shirehampton.

A relative advised me that if I am purchasing in Shirehampton I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

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

How does conveyancing in Shirehampton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Shirehampton come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because developers in Shirehampton tend to buy 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 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 Shirehampton or who has acted in the same development.

I am using a search engine for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Shirehampton it reveals numerous solicitorslocally. How do I determine which is the right property lawyer for my move?

The preferential method of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via trusted recommendation, so seek the guidance of colleagues and those you trust who have purchased a property in Shirehampton or a local estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Shirehampton differ, so it's a good idea to request a minimum of three estimates from different property lawyers. Dont forget to clarify that the fees are fixed.

Is there a reason that Shirehampton conveyancing charges are higher for leasehold and freehold properties?

There is always more work needed in leasehold conveyancing. Shirehampton has many leasehold properties. There is more hours involved in the purchase: for example, the lease and leasehold information (including current service charge, ground rent and buildings insurance details) obtained from the freeholder or managing agents. There are strict criteria that the lease must meet in order to be acceptable to a mortgage company. If it does not meet these requirements, the lease must be amended, which can involve additional expense for the seller.

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