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Conveyancing Solicitors Downend

In-Deed is a country wide group of conveyancers offering first rate conveyancing legal services for Downend home buyers and sellers. Bristol has many conveyancing lawyers, but we don’t feel that any other solicitor's firm can match us on service.

Downend Property Price Data

Bexley House Prices (in £1000's)
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House values in Bexley have risen over the last four years. In October 2013, the Land Registry recorded residential properties bought with an average of £234, 073.

Property prices are expected to continue rising throughout 2014. Construction of new properties at a fifty year low is among factors driving the increase. This situation is not expected to last, however, with for pundits, a correction may be due within a few years.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Purchase - Jubilee Crescent, Bristol, BS16, £192, 500
  • Freehold Sale - Ham Farm Lane, Emersons Green, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS16, £250, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Wetherby Court, Bristol, BS16, £175, 000
  • Leasehold Sale - Whistle Road, Bristol, BS16, £120, 000
  • Leasehold Purchase - Pinkers Mead, Bristol, BS16, £133, 000

Solicitors Legal Fees In Downend

If you need a residential property lawyer that covers Downend we offer a fixed cost quote with no hidden fees.

Some CQS solicitors bury fees for things that are part of a standard conveyancing transaction in the terms. Things to watch out for often include further fees for raising additional enquiries in relation to your property transaction or for setting up a title indemnity or repair policy.

How to compare conveyancing quotes from Downend solicitors

The real trick when comparing Downend conveyancing solicitors quotes is to read through all the terms of engagement for any hidden fees. Why not check out our practical table which highlights what you need to be aware of in the small print when you look for any extra costs , e.g. environmental search disbursements.

Downend Local Government

Downend is in the London Borough of Bexley Council (Conservative controlled). Council tax bands for the tax year 13\14 are: Band A - £954, Band B - £1, 113, Band C - £1, 273, Band D - £1, 432, Band E - £1, 750, Band F - £2, 068, Band G - £2, 386, Band H - £2, 863.

Downend life and amenities

Local excursions include Firepower! Royal Artillery Museum and Newham City Farm & Visitor Centre. Nearby shops include The Bread Shop Staple Hill Bakery and Don Hayes Butchers. Pubs in the area include the Horseshoe, the Green Dragon, the Foresters and the Beaufort Hunt .

Residential conveyancing checklist

Choosing a conveyancer or solicitor

The first step in the procedure is finding a solicitor to actually carry out the work.

Find quotes that have a no move, no fee guarantee, checking terms and conditions for any additional fees.

Instructing a solicitor

When you have identified which solicitors quote you would like to accept it will be necessary to formally instruct.

You must always check the terms for any hidden costs , for instance charges for acting on a buy to let property , before agreeing to them.

Post-instruction phase

The sellers property lawyer negotiates the draft contract with the buyers lawyer. Additionally preliminary enquires.

The contract is finalised, and a date may be set to complete.

Carrying out the Home Buyer Survey

Property purchasers always encouraged to get a property survey as it will spot any possible structural problems such as potential asbestos or mould. Bristol surveyors wit experience in Downend homes will also be know about regional concerns including interlocking clay tiles.

Conveyancing searches

The standard searches are Chancel Liability, Local Authority, Environmental and Drainage and Water. These searches investigate a broad range of factors, including upcoming changes nearby the property.

Furthermore, your conveyancer may also advise on potential additional searches.

Exchanging contracts

Once the deposit is ready and the terms of the contract are agreed, contracts are exchanged. Both sides are now bound to complete the sale and purchase.


On an agreed date, the deeds are handed over to the purchaser, once payment of the funds that is due is made. The keys to their new house are then picked up.

Post Completion Formalities

Once you have moved in, your conveyancing solicitor still has some admin to undertake such as storing the deeds.

Help to Buy Conveyancing in Downend

Since its launch in 2013, Help to Buy has assisted many of first-time buyers and home movers. The Government's Help to Buy programme is designed to assist first-time buyers and home movers who have saved a 5% deposit. In order to qualify for Help to Buy, the property being bought will need to be not Buy to Let, and the mortgage must be repayment (not interest-only). £600, 000 is the highest property value available under the scheme.

If you would like additional information on the scheme, get in touch with the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent. Radian (Phone: 0238 062 8004) is the local agent for Downend.

Are you Remortgaging a property in Downend ?

Our proactive solicitors and licensed conveyancers can assist anyone going to remortgage a home in Downend. Our specialist team of solicitors are on all major and smaller mortgage lender panels, from Earl Shilton Building Society to Santander. We have invested in state of the art systems and processes which help our home moving lawyers to provide a communicative and personal service.

Online Conveyancing

Conveyancing technology, such as solutions like case-tracking and email updates, has been marketed by many law firm websites as the key to a fast and low-cost move.

The key to a less stressful move is finding a solicitor who is both efficient and who provides regular updates, regardless of the software they use. With our solicitors, buyers and sellers receive the advantage of both online conveyancing technology and additionally the guidance of a dedicated property lawyer.