Conveyancing in Clifton

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Conveyancing Solicitors Clifton

We are a nationwide conveyancing company delivering client focussed conveyancing for Clifton in Clifton.

Our great value fixed fee conveyancing service comes with no nasty surprises in the small print to help you know from the outset about the increasing cost of moving home. Bristol has any number of conveyancing solicitors handling transactions in Clifton, but we don’t feel that any other conveyancing firm comes close to the service levels provided by In-Deed.

Clifton Property Prices

Gloucestershire House Prices (in £1000's)
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Property prices in Gloucestershire have risen in recent years. Properties purchased averaged £174, 516, according to the Land Registry.

House prices in the UK are predicted to continue rising throughout 2014, rising by an additional 5% to 8%. Possible reasons for the active housing market include Help to Buy. Property pundits are recognising the signs of a bubble, with a correction due by 2016.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Flax Bourton Road, Bristol, BS8, £405, 000
  • Flat Sale - Second Floor Flat, Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8, £210, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Church Lane, Bristol, BS8, £330, 000
  • Apartment Sale - Southleigh Road, Clifton, BS8, £248, 000
  • Leasehold Purchase - Second Floor Flat, Caledonia Place, Bristol, BS8, £206, 000

Clifton Solicitors Legal Fees

Our fixed cost assurance means that legal fee we quote you is the amount you pay at the point you move home.

Some lawyers hide fees for things that are part of a standard conveyancing transaction in the T's and C's in their conveyancing quote. Additional conveyancing fees to watch out for often include further fees for printing and providing copies of property searches or for BACS transfers.

Local Authority for Clifton

Clifton is situated in Bristol City Council which is under no overall political control. Council Tax bands for 2013\2014 are; Band A - £1, 065, Band B - £1, 242, Band C - £1, 420, Band D - £1, 597, Band E - £1, 952, Band F - £2, 307, Band G - £2, 662, Band H - £3, 195.

Clifton life and amenities

At-Bristol, Bristols City Museum and Art Gallery and Bristol's Red Lodge are listed among popular tourist attractions. Local amenities include Redland Village Bakery at 85 Lower Redland Rd and Bristol Biltong Co butchers. The Alma Tavern & Theatre, the Channings, the Mall and the Royal Oak 1km in Bristol are among the area's local pubs.

Locals may visit Clifton's Waitrose, on The Pavillion, Queens Road. This particular supermarket offers more than a supermarket where you purchase groceries however. Living near a Waitrose can increase the sale price of your home by an average of 25%. Estate agents may not be convinced by 'the Waitrose effect', but this remains something to consider if you are moving to Clifton.

How a Solicitor Will Complete the Conveyancing in Clifton

  • Obtaining your quote - Going with the estate agents' preference can be costly, and many find a better price online. Focus on quotes that have 'no sale, no fee' protection, but check the small print for additional hidden fees.

  • Engaging a solicitor - When you have ascertained which conveyancing quote you want to agree to, the next step is to appoint them. You MUST check the Clifton solicitors terms and conditions for supplementary charges, for instance fees for CHAPS transfers (bank fees) , before consenting to them.

  • The pre-contract stage - Pre-contract enquires are carried out, such as a preliminary investigation of the title deeds to determine if the title is free from defects. Also the draft contract itself will be prepared by the seller's solicitor. The final draft is agreed, and dates may be set for exchange and completion.

  • Get a Chartered Surveyor to view the home - Buyers are usually urged to get a RICS HomeBuyer Report of Building Survey because it will be made aware of potentially costly problems including bowing walls or mould. Portland stone weathering is a factor affecting Bristol.

  • Clifton conveyancing searches - The standard searches are Environmental, Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability and Local Authority. These look into factors including land contamination.

  • Exchange of contracts - Once terms are settled and the deposit is arranged, contracts are exchanged. Both parties are now bound to complete the sale and purchase.

  • Completion - The money that is due to be paid is transferred to the seller's lawyer, and the buyer receives the keys.

Help to Buy Conveyancing in Clifton

Since its launch in 2013, the Government's Help to Buy programme has assisted many of first-time buyers and home movers. The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme is designed to assist first-time buyers and home movers with a deposit of at least 5%. To be eligible for the Government's Help to Buy programme, the home being bought needs to be your main residence and you may not have an interest in another property A maximum value of £600, 000 exists for houses covered by the scheme.

For more information on the scheme, call the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent. Radian (Phone: 0238 062 8004) is Clifton's local agent.

Are you Remortgaging a Clifton property ?

Our qualified solicitors and conveyancers deal with many hundreds of remortgages in Bristol every year. Our conveyancing solicitors can work with all bank panels, from Chelsea Building Society to Virgin Money. Our Lawyers prompt approach means speedy completions which often save you a monthly payment at your old rate.

Online Conveyancing Quote

Online conveyancing technology, including tools like case management systems, is marketed by conveyancing quote websites as the secret to fast, cheap conveyancing.

The key to an easier conveyancing transaction is a proactive and communicative solicitor, regardless of the technology they use. Buyers and sellers will get, working with our conveyancing solicitors, the advantage of 21st Century conveyancing solutions and additionally the guidance of an experienced conveyancing solicitor.