Conveyancing in Southmead

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Conveyancing Solicitors Southmead

In-Deed online is a national panel of property lawyers that offers state of the art legal services for buyers and sellers in Southmead and throughout Bristol.

Our Price promise means a low fixed cost legal service with no nasty surprises in the small print which helps you know from the outset about the ever increasing cost of moving. Bristol has many solicitors serving Southmead, but we don’t feel that any other solicitor's firm can match us on service.

Property Prices in Southmead

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

Property values have risen in Gloucestershire in recent years. The Land Registry reported properties bought averaging £174, 516 in October 2013.

Residential property prices will likely continue rising through 2014. Factors driving the increase include Funding for Lending and the government's extension of Help to Buy. In spite of the boom, for experts, a slowdown is expected within 24-36 months.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Matford Close, Bristol, BS10, £200, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Blandamour Way, Bristol, BS10, £245, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Charlton House, Catbrain Hill, Bristol, Somerset, BS10, £319, 500
  • Freehold House Purchase - Gosforth Road, Bristol, Somerset, BS10, £119, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Coleford Road, Southmead, BS10, £130, 500

Conveyancing Fees In Southmead

Our quotes include all costs associated with a standard transaction for a purchase or sale in Southmead.

Sometimes conveyancers add additional fees in their T's and C's. All too often these costs are clearly necessary from the beginning. Examples include legal expenses for acting on a shared ownership matter or acting on a leasehold purchase.

Local Government Serving Southmead

Southmead is in Bristol City Council which is under no overall political control. The 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.

Living in Southmead

Drinking spots in the area include the Bear & Rugged Staff, the Beehive 1 mile in Bristol and the Victoria. Nearby shops include Hart's Bakery, Brittan's butchers and a Sainsburys Local In Bishopston.

The Conveyancing Process Explained

Finding your conveyancing quoteFirstly, choose a conveyancer based on the factors that matter to you. It is important to check terms and conditions for hidden costs before you decide.

Engaging a solicitor Your Southmead lawyer will now take you through their instruction procedure. You MUST scour the Southmead solicitors small print for any hidden charges such as costs for filling in a standard SDLT form , before approving them.

The draft contract stageThe sellers lawyer agrees the draft contract with the buyers lawyer. In addition pre-contract enquires are made. The purchaser may get their formal mortgage offer by this point of the conveyancing.

Arrange your Surveyor to look at the buildingA local Surveyor with experience of surveying property in Southmead will identify defects e.g. wood worm and wall cracks.

Ordering searchesEnvironmental, Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability and Local Authority are the searches your conveyancing solicitor arranges in most cases. These look into a range of issues, including whether the property is connected to public drains. Your conveyancer may also advise on additional searches.

Exchanging contracts When the parties are satisfied with the contract, the two sides sign their copies. The buyer then pays via their conveyancing solicitor the agreed 0.1 deposit.

CompletionCompletion will happen when the sellers conveyancer certifies that they are in receipt of remaining funds, less the deposit paid on exchange. The purchaser may then collect from the agent the keys.

The Help to Buy programme

In order to be eligible for Help to Buy, the property being bought must be your main residence and you may not have an interest in another property.

Speak to the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent for more detail regarding the scheme. Radian , 0238 062 8004, is the local Help to Buy agent for Southmead.

Are you Remortgaging a Southmead property ?

In-Deed's expert property lawyers can assist home owners intending to remortgage a property in Southmead. In-Deed have designed leading systems and processes enabling our lawyers to provide a communicative and individualised conveyancing service.

Online Conveyancing

Online conveyancing technology, such as tools like casetracking and SMS updates, is marketed by solicitors as a key driver for faster, cheaper conveyancing.

The key to a faster conveyancing transaction is a proactive solicitor, irrespective of their technology. With In-Deed, buyers and sellers enjoy the advantage of both online conveyancing technology and additionally the support of a dedicated property lawyer.