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Conveyancing in Horfield Q & A's

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Updated: 25/07/17

Living in the Horfield area? ;

Bristol Airport is 9 miles from Horfield. The closest train station to Horfield is Montpelier.

Horfield is nearby at 1 1/2 mile off the M32 junction entry 2 Northbound.

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Local points of interest in Horfield

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Westbury College Gatehouse National Trust Bristol St Paul Churches Conservation Trust and Bristol St John the Baptist Churches Conservation Trust are around Horfield.

The closest hospital to Horfield is Southmead Bristol.

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Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a £170k residence? We are looking for an affordable conveyancing estimate.

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Many law firms advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees may inflate the final bill. Applicable disbursements must also be stated on your quote

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Are Land Registry office copies fees or disbursements?

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A good quote will clearly list all disbursements and fees. These costs are disbursements not fees, and is passed on to the buyer at cost.

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Does your solicitors firm get involved in auction conveyancing in Horfield?

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Our company is very capable working with property auction procedures. It is not uncommon for more complicated to convey buildings such as Investment properties are sold in auctions and these will want extra examination. Lawyers therefore strongly recommend that buyers at auction formally instruct an affordable lawyer well in advance of the property auction date to allow enough time for a detailed report of the documents.

Post day of bidding your now prepared property conveyancing lawyer is totally ready for completing the purchase inside as short a time frame as typically required by the conditions of sale.

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What are our options if we buy a building in a Bristol local authority designated conservation area ?

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Part of conveyancing for buyers involves making enquiries of the local authority to see conservation area status and the requisite consent for modifications. .

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In a few weeks I am intending to move out of our period house in Horfield into our next property in Henleaze . What is the best point to choose a removal company?

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Most lawyers will encourage buyers and sellers put off arranging removals until the point where formal exchange of contracts because it is likely that an absolute date will not have been agreed.

Local home mover companies include Low Cost Removals, 82 Filton Grove, Bristol, BS7 0AL Telephone: 0117 952 5200 or Man In Van, Gloucester Rd, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0BW on 07597 679837.

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I am planning to buy with Lloyds TSB, is there anything we need to check?

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Buyers should be aware that a small number of lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased legal costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal are able to act for most mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.

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My wife and I are intending to buy in Horfield. How can we check that the property is in a conservation area?

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These areas characterise neighbourhoods of 'special architectural and historic interest'. A property solicitor will address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area for affected areas in Horfield.

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Is it difficult to avoid paying stamp duty?

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Stamp duty mitigation scheme should not be considered when purchasing in Horfield. Such schemes are costly and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later imposing fines and reviewing all your revenue matters.

 
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