Conveyancing in Bedminster

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Conveyancing Solicitors Bedminster

In-Deed is a national network of solicitors that offers client-centric conveyancing services for property buyers and sellers in Bristol. In-Deed's price promise means there wont be any nasty surprises in our terms. Our property lawyers make your property sale or purchase fast and efficient.

Bedminster House Price Data

Gloucestershire House Prices (in £1000's)
  Oct-10 Oct-11 Oct-12 Oct-13
175 171 171 175

Between 2010 and 2013, average property values in Gloucestershire have risen. Rising by 2% in comparison to 2012, in October 2013, the Land Registry recorded purchased property averaging £174, 516.

Property prices nationwide are predicted to increase further this year by 5%-8%. Factors behind the uptick include lack of supply. Property experts are warning of a bubble. A slowdown is expected within a couple of years.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Purchase - Hastings Rd, Bristol, BS3, £149, 995
  • House Purchase - Exeter Road, Southville, Bristol BS3, £267, 500
  • Freehold Purchase - A Upper Perry Mews, Upper Perry Hill, South Ville BS3, £168, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Beckington Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS3, £240, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Dunkerry Road, Bedminster , BS3, £230, 000

Bedminster Conveyancing Solicitor Fees

Our clear fixed legal fee quotes mean no added fees to worry about for your Bedminster conveyancing matter.

Far too many firms hide further fees in their T's and C's. In some cases these costs are ascertainable from the start. Review the solicitors terms for details such as supplementary legal fees for storing deeds after completion or for acting on a leasehold property.

Local Council for Bedminster

Bedminster is in Bristol City Council which is under no overall political control. Council tax bands for tax year 13\14 are as follows: 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.

Living in Bedminster

For groceries in Bedminster, options include Lee's Bakery and Kelvin's Butchers at 59 East St Bedminster. Local pubs include the Spotted Cow, the Hen & Chicken in Bristol, the Masonic, the Luckwell and the Plough & Windmill.

How a Solicitor Will Complete the Conveyancing in Bedminster

Obtaining your quote

The first step in the process is finding a conveyancing solicitor to carry out the work. Find fixed quotes that have 'no move, no fee' protection, but check the small print for any hidden fees.

Instructing a solicitor

First you must officially appoint your preferred conveyancer for your Bedminster move. To do this you must scour the solicitors fine print for further conveyancing charges, for instance charges for stamp duty land tax form completion , before approving them.

Draft contracts stage

The seller's conveyancing solicitor agrees the draft contract with the buyer's conveyancer. Additionally pre-contract enquires are sent. The purchaser will be in receipt a mortgage offer from the lender by this point.

Get a Building Survey

Purchasers are usually recommended to get a HomeBuyer Report because it will spot any possible defects including settlement or potential planning breaches. Portland stone weathering can be a known area concern found in Bristol.

Ordering searches

Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Water, and Chancel Liability are the four common searches expected by mortgage lenders, and they look into a range of factors, including land contamination. In addition, your solicitor may also advise on potential additional searches.

Exchange of contracts

When the parties agree, the two sides sign copies and they are sent to the other party. The buyer then transfers through their conveyancing solicitor the deposit (generally 10% of the price).

Completion

The money that is due, less the deposit already paid, is transferred to the seller's conveyancer, and the buyer receives the keys, with title deeds.

Help to Buy in Bedminster

Over 17, 000 purchasers bought their house with the help of the Government's Help to Buy scheme in its first nine months. There are two Help to Buy schemes, the Equity Loan and Mortgage Guarantee. Each is planned to aid home movers and first-time buyers with a deposit of at least 5%, but are otherwise quite different. The Equity Loan comprises a 20% equity loan from the Government, which can be repaid at any time. The Mortgage Guarantee enables lenders to offer up to a 95% mortgage.

Call the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent if you would like additional information regarding Help to Buy. Radian (Tel: 0238 062 8004) is Bedminster's Help to Buy agent.

Are you Remortgaging in Bedminster ?

When you are remortgaging a property in Bedminster, you are going to need a lawyer. Our team have designed leading remortgage online conveyancing systems which allow our solicitors to offer a quick and very individualised legal service. In-Deed's solicitors are on all mortgage lender panels, from Yorkshire Building Society to Magellan Homeloans.

Online Conveyancing

Solutions like email and SMS updates and casetracking are advertised as the secret to fast, cheap conveyancing.

In truth, a critical component of an easier conveyancing transaction is a proactive solicitor, irrespective of their technology. Working with our team of conveyancing specialists, you experience the benefit of 21st Century online conveyancing and the presence of a dedicated property lawyer.