Conveyancing in Bristol Q & As

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Conveyancing in Bristol Q & As

Are you moving to a house in Bristol? We’ve got the most important facts and figures for you right here:

As determined by the latest census report, Bristol has a total population of 940,241 living in an area that is 286, 258 acres (115 845 hectares) equalling a density of 3.3 people per acre (8.1 per hectare).

The closest Bristol train station is Bristol Temple Meads in the north of the city or Bristol Parkway in the south.

There is an airport in Bristol – Bristol Airport, and connections to the motorway via the M5 or M32.

Bristol’s main hospital is Bristol General Hospital.

Local Bristol attractions

Bristol St Thomas the Martyr Churches Conservation Trust and Bristol St John the Baptist Churches Conservation Trust are in Bristol. Bristol is of Junction 3 Northbound of the M32. Bristol Temple Meads station is almost 1 mile from Bristol. Bristol's nearest airport is Bristol Airport. The nearest hospital is Bristol Eye.

I need affordable conveyancing in Bristol. What should we check?

Confusion over this issue catches out many home owners and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra costs are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Additional fees ought to be fair. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Which factors will affect contaminated land in Bristol? Will they be checked thoroughly?

A broad range of contaminants can be caused by natural and human-influenced issues, such as waste treatment sites in the area, may impair land in Bristol. An Environmental Search can give more clarity on these issues.

Which of the lender panels in Bristol are your solicitors on?

Of lenders with offices near Bristol, Homeward Legal work with the vast majority. Bristol lenders and mortgage specialists include Standard Life, Redcliff Quay/120 Redcliff St, Bristol, BS1 6HU, Charcol, Whitefriars/Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NT, and Mortgage Style Ltd, Park House/10 Park St, Bristol, BS1 5HX.

When buying a property in Bristol, is the top-soil possibly contaminated?

Past and present Bristol agriculture or industry can cause soil contamination, which may affect your property negatively. Data of many contaminants, such as common groundwater contaminants like silage, will be included in an Environmental Search.

What particular property searches should my conveyancing solicitor in Bristol apply for on a Bristol home?

Normal procedure is to get the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally specific local searches e.g. a Official Search of Whole with Priority (OS1).

We need to exchange on our property in a short timeframe, are you a team of fast Bristol property lawyers?

Homeward Legal takes a highly efficient approach to finishing the conveyancing for home movers as quickly as possible. We only work with conveyancing solicitors who are selected because they will proactively communicate through every part of the buyer and seller property chain. Our solicitors are picked because they all employ speed focused e-conveyancing and information technology systems to exchange on the legal process to your specified timeframe. Read more about how to make your conveyancing faster on our blog.

Do we need to be worried about fixtures and fittings?

Usually, fixtures are permanently fixed to walls, floors or ceilings securely and fixtures can be more easily removed. This can be overlooked, making the approval of the list of fixtures and fittings essential.

Will we need a building survey?

It is strongly advised that you order a house survey if you are intending to buy in Bristol. It is a fact that there are many problems that can affect a property. These include insect infestation, subsidence and so on. Issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself so it’s highly recommended that you book a survey with a reputable company like Surveyor Local..