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Conveyancing Solicitors Bishopsworth

We are a nationwide group of conveyancers offering client focussed conveyancing legal services to Bristol buyers and sellers. We work on a no completion no fee basis meaning you will not need to incur any legal costs until you actually move. Whether you live in Bishopsworth or anywhere in the country, we will make the conveyancing simple.

House Prices in Bishopsworth

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

In the last 4 years, property prices in Gloucestershire have risen. Increasing by 2% compared to 2012, the Land Registry recorded property purchases averaging £174, 516 in October 2013.

Average house prices nationwide are expected to rise further through 2014. Causes of the active housing market include the Funding for Lending programme.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - St Peter's Rise, Headley Park, BS13, £178, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Greylands Road, Bristol, Somerset, BS13, £215, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Bishopsworth Road, Bristol, Somerset, BS13, £160, 000
  • Leasehold Flat Sale - Eastlyn Road, Bristol, BS13, £191, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Fair Furlong, Withywood, Bristol, BS13, £119, 950

Bishopsworth Conveyancing Solicitor Fees

A lot of solicitors have charges in their terms and conditions. Sometimes these additional fees may be knowable from the start.

Review the solicitors terms for things such as added legal fees for representing a lender or for BACS bank transfers. Our quotes will include all foreseeable aspects connected with a standard conveyancing matter for a purchase or sale in Bishopsworth.

Read more on our fixed price guarantee.

Local Government for Bishopsworth

Bishopsworth is in Bristol City Council which is under no overall political control. Council tax bands for tax year 2013 to 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.

The Bishopsworth area

At-Bristol and Bristols City Museum and Art Gallery are listed among popular location attractions. For groceries in Bishopsworth, options include Dave John Family Butchers Ltd and Parsons Bakery at Unit 105 Ashton Vale Trading Estate. Local pubs include the Queens Head, the Elm Tree, the Kings Head, the Maytree and the Dundry Inn 1 mile in Dundry.

The Sale and Purchase Conveyancing Process

  • Finding your quote - The first step in the process is finding a solicitor to actually carry out the work. Do not focus on an attractive headline fee, as many cheaper quotes may have hidden costs in the small print.

  • Instructing your solicitor - When you have identified which solicitors quote you would like to go ahead with, you must formally instruct. You should always scour their fine print for any hidden conveyancing charges e.g. charges for bank TTs , before approving them.

  • Post-instruction stage - Pre-contract enquires are sent, including a preliminary examination of the title. Also the draft contract itself will be prepared by the sellers solicitor. The purchaser may also receive confirmation of the mortgage from their lender at this point.

  • Booking a Home Survey - Property purchasers strongly encouraged to get a property survey because it will be made aware of problems, for instance timber infestation and dangerous modifications. Portland stone weathering can be an example of an area problem affecting Bristol.

  • Conveyancing searches in Bishopsworth - The standard searches are Chancel Liability, Local Authority, Environmental and Drainage and Water, and these review matters including conservation area restrictions.

  • Exchange of contracts - Contracts are signed and exchanged. The parties are bound by law to complete the transaction.

  • Completion - On a set date, the purchaser will then collect keys to their purchase once the sellers conveyancing solicitor certifies that they have received , less the 10% deposit, the money that is due.

Help to Buy

This scheme is designed to assist home buyers who have saved a 5% deposit. In order to qualify for Help to Buy, the property needs to be not Buy to Let, and the mortgage must be repayment (not interest-only).

For more detail on Help to Buy, call the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent. Radian (Tel: 0238 062 8004) is Bishopsworth's local agent.

Are you Remortgaging a property in Bishopsworth ?

Are you thinking of remortgaging your flat or house in Bishopsworth? Our Solicitors have developed state of the art systems and processes assisting our solicitors to give a communicative and bespoke service. Our SRA regulated solicitors can act for all mortgage lender panels, from Saffron Building Society to Capital Home Loans.

Online Conveyancing

Online conveyancing technology, including tools like email and SMS updates and casetracking, is marketed by conveyancing quote websites as a key driver for a fast and low-cost move.

In reality, a key part of an easier conveyancing transaction is a communicative solicitor. Working with us, you get the benefit of both 21st Century online conveyancing and additionally the presence of a dedicated property lawyer.