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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southmead

Why would one use a Southmead conveyancing practice given that internet based alternatives are more affordable?

To take your time to find get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Southmead and you should seek an affordable fee calculation but don’t be focused with sourcing the lowest priced Southmead conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a frustrating house move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted lawyer. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone call and can never replicate a one to one consultation. Our partner firms will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will contact you regularly to update you as to headway making sure that you are regularly updated. Should it ever be necessary to phone the office you will be sure who to ask for and they will ensure you're not left wondering what's going on.

I am remortgaging my apartment in Southmead, does my lawyer need to be on the RBS Conveyancing panel?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but RBS will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require chancel insurance when purchasing a property in Southmead? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that means some house owners living in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for maintenance towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Southmead?

Unless a previous acquisition of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you could expect conveyancing practitioners conducting conveyancing in Southmead to continue to advocate a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Southmead. Now, I need the documents but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Southmead of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one close by in Southmead I like with open areas and transport links nearby, however it only has 61 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Southmead in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage that many years will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

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