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Conveyancing Solicitors Bristol

Welcome to In-Deed, where you can find the best quality conveyancing solicitors for your Bristol property purchase, sale or remortgage. By using In-Deed, you can benefit from a quick and easy process, and an upfront detailed quote so you know exactly what you are going to be paying at the end before you commit.

Whether you live in Bristol or anywhere else in the UK, we make the conveyancing process quick and efficient, and cost-effective. Our highly-qualified conveyancing solicitors make the legal side of your move so simple. Why not try our quote calculator to see how competitively low our prices are? Or you could call us on 0800 038 6886 to talk to one of our advisers, who will guide you through the process with the minimum of fuss. Or you can drop us a line by emailing [email protected].

The Benefits of using In-Deed for your Bristol conveyancing:-

At In-Deed we aim to make the conveyancing process as simple, stress-free and cost-effective as possible.

Conveyancing fees for Bristol

If you choose In-Deed for your Bristol conveyancing, we will provide you with a full conveyancing quote upfront. This quote will include all the conveyancing costs associated with a Bristol house purchase, sale or remortgage. All our quotes are price-guaranteed and ‘no completion, no fee’.

If you need to talk about your In-Deed conveyancing quote, then please do not hesitate to call us on 0800 038 6886 or email us at [email protected].

Bristol online conveyancing

You can find an excellent and efficient service here at In-Deed thanks to the expertise of our highly-respected conveyancing solicitors who know the Bristol market and the local area very well.

To make things even simpler, we have divided the conveyancing process into seven easy-to-understand steps. Your online account will let you know exactly where you are in this sequence, and what you and your solicitor need to do next in order to move forward.

  • Planning - first of all, we provide you with a quote, which we will confirm with you before we begin any conveyancing on your behalf.
  • Instructing us - a skilled solicitor is appointed to you and your project at this stage, and an online account is created for you, which gives a secure way of uploading documents and following the progress of the conveyancing.
  • Preparing contracts - your appointed lawyer will then prepare contracts for exchange by carrying out the necessary checks and searches, sending the draft contract for review and enquiry by the other party’s solicitor.
  • Exchanging contracts - backing out is not an option at this point, as a binding legal agreement is created between buyer and seller through the exchange of contracts.
  • Arranging completion - the hard work is done at this stage, and you should arrange your house move now with a reputable moving firm, while your lawyer readies everything for completion.
  • Completion - your solicitor will confirm that funds have been transferred, and then you are free to move into your new home.
  • Finalising the details - any final details are now taken care of by your lawyer, and the simple process is at an end.

High quality conveyancing - Conveyancing solicitors in Bristol

All of In-Deed's solicitors have been selected due to their level of experience and high level of customer service, while working towards results-focused targets. They are all based in highly-reputable law firms, which are regulated by the SRA and are CQS-accredited. They are used to dealing with residential conveyancing transactions from all over England and Wales, and therefore will have specific expertise with Bristol properties.

By using In-Deed, you will receive a highly-qualified conveyancing solicitor at fees you can afford. You will be able to communicate with them over the phone (we will give you their direct telephone number when you first instruct us), and via your In-Deed account. In-Deed will also monitor your conveyancing transaction, so if you have any problems or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Get an instant conveyancing quote now or call our team of advisers on 0800 038 6886 to discuss your transaction in more detail.

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What is conveyancing, and why do I need it for my Bristol purchase/sale?

Conveyancing in Bristol | The Local Authority Search

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What is conveyancing, and why do I need it for my Bristol purchase/sale?

At In-Deed, we regularly receive phone calls from people confused about what conveyancing is, and why they need it when they are planning a move. Simply put, conveyancing is the legal process of transferring a property from one person to another. The whole process takes between eight and twelve weeks on average, but it can also be much shorter or much longer. Timescales depend on the speed and efficiency of all the parties involved in the entire chain, including all solicitors, sellers, buyers and mortgage lenders, and if there are leasehold properties, landlords and management companies involved, too.

If you are getting a mortgage, or if you have a mortgage on your Bristol property, then your mortgage lender will insist you have a conveyancing solicitor complete the work. If a mortgage is not involved then you can complete the conveyancing process yourself; however, in reality, many people choose not to do this. Completing the conveyancing process on your own can be a risky business, and, if you make a mistake, you will be liable for all costs in the future. Many people also find sellers and buyers are not willing to purchase from or sell to people not using a conveyancing solicitor as the process often takes longer and at an increased risk to them.

If you do decide to use a conveyancing solicitor, then the first thing you need to do is get conveyancing quotes, and research conveyancing companies you are interested in using. When receiving quotes, it is important to check they include everything. You will quickly realise that everyone lays out their quotes differently, and some conveyancers hide standard fees in the small-print of the terms and conditions (although transparency is now required by all legal firms). If you have any doubts, always ring the law firm and get what they say in writing; that way, if everything ends up costing more, you can easily query it.

Remember: With conveyancing, you get what your pay for, so don’t base your choice of solicitor on the fees that they charge. Law firms can only offer a cheap service by cutting some corners, such as handing your transaction to a team rather than an individual, completing some of the process offshore, or by overloading their solicitors with more work than they can handle. Ultimately, this could jeopardize your purchase and sale, or cause the whole thing to fall through. The best way to avoid this happening is to look for online reviews, and, this way, you can find out about other clients’ experiences.

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Conveyancing in Bristol | The Local Authority Search

When purchasing a Bristol property, your In-Deed conveyancing solicitor will order a Local Authority Search as part of the conveyancing process.

What is a Local Authority Search?

A Local Authority Search (also known as a Local Land Charges Search, or a Local Search) will provide specific information about your Bristol property and the surrounding area. It will be one of many searches conducted on your Bristol property and enables you and your conveyancing lawyer to find out important information about the property, and it may ultimately influence your decision as to whether you want to continue with the purchase.

What information will my Bristol Local Authority Search contain?

Your local authority search will comprise two parts.

Local Land Charges (LLC1) Form

An LLC1 form is obtained from Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) and is a search of the local land-charges registers. The specific search will find out whether your Bristol property is:

CON 29 (local authority enquiries) Form

The CON 29 document consists of two parts: CON 29(R) and CON 29(O).

The CON 29(R) document will contain the following:

  • Building control history
  • Plans for roads or motorways nearby
  • If the property is built on contaminated land
  • If radon gas is present

The CON29(O) form deals with extra enquiries that your lawyer will ask, dependent on the property's circumstances, and could include the following:

  • Road proposals by private bodies
  • Who maintains public paths or byways through the property
  • Advertisements and billboards
  • Completion notices
  • Parks and countryside
  • Pipelines
  • Houses in multiple occupation
  • Noise abatement
  • Urban development areas
  • Inner urban improvement areas
  • Simplified planning zones
  • Land-maintenance notices
  • Miner consultation areas
  • Hazardous substance consents
  • Environmental and pollution notices
  • Food safety notices
  • Hedgerow notices
  • Common land, town and village greens

We make the conveyancing process quick and efficient, and cost-effective. try our quote calculator to see how competitively low our prices are. Or you could call us on 0800 038 6886 to talk to one of our advisers, who will guide you through the process with the minimum of fuss. Or you can drop us a line by emailing [email protected].

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House price data in the Bristol area

Bristol house prices (in £1,000s)
  Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 19
241 261 277 276

In the last few years, property prices in the Bristol area have consistently risen with an overall healthy increase in value until the year to February 2019, when some average terraced property prices went into reverse and other types of property slowed significantly.

  • All properties – £276,220 (a fall of -0.2% since February 2018 but a rise of 14.7% since February 2016)
  • Flats, apartments and maisonettes – £222,363 (a fall in value of -1.8% since February 2018 but a rise of 14% since February 2016)
  • Terraced houses – £280,783 (a slight rise of 0.4% since February 2018 and a significant rise of 14.7% since February 2016)
  • Semi-detached houses – £335,532 (a rise of 1.3% since February 2018 and 16.2% since February 2016)
  • Detached houses – £515,840 (a rise of 1.3% since February 2018 and 16% since February 2016)

House price data retrieved on 18 April 2019 (©2019 HM Land Registry)

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