0%

Your conveyancing quote in seconds

All of our fees are fixed and complete for standard conveyancing transactions, meaning you won’t pay any extra later on. We also have a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.

Which service do you require?


The Conveyancing
Process Explained


Read More

Get an Instant Conveyancing Quote

Please quote me for:

Conveyancing in Redland Q & A's

Profile photo of Lorraine Imhoff

By

Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Local travel information:

Redland is very close at a mile and a half of the M32 Junction 3 Northbound.

Redland's nearest station is Clifton Down. Redland's closest airport is Bristol Airport.

Q.

Local Redland attractions

A.

Westbury College Gatehouse National Trust Bristol St Paul Churches Conservation Trust and Bristol St John the Baptist Churches Conservation Trust are easily accessible from Redland.

The nearest hospital is Bristol, Redland Hill.

Q.

What are the best conveyancing rates for a £186,000 property?

A.

This issue catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. However extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms, left unregarded by busy sellers and buyers Additional costs which are listed in your solicitor's terms should be clearly defined. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

Which local authority looks after Redland?

A.

Redland is located in Bristol City Council, The Council House, College Green, BS1 5TR, phone: 0117 922 3000

Q.

In what ways can a property lawyer in Redland report on the risk of floods in the Redland area?

A.

A crucial component in the conveyancing protocol of buying a property involves a solicitor carrying out conveyancing and environmental searches that go in some details about the potential Redland flood risk area data. At the time of writing (06/01/13) reports on the Environment Agency do not show any active flood warnings in the Redland area.

Q.

We plan to purchase a home in the parish of Mickleton. Will it be necessary to get a chancel search?

A.

Whether you are buying a building in Redland or elsewhere in the county, the solicitor is likely to recommend that a chancel search be ordered. In Redland's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on new owners of a building where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. For property in the parish of Mickleton, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

Q.

What are our options if we invest in a loft conversion located inside a Bristol local authority designated conservation area ?

A.

An integral part of conveyancing involves the application for searches of the Bristol authority to confirm conservation area status and the requisite formal approval for any changes. .

Q.

Our lender is Santander, is there anything we need to know?

A.

Some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased conveyancing costs for house purchasers. Homeward Legal, though, can act on behalf of the vast majority of lenders.

Q.

Is contaminated land in Redland a concern for homes?

A.

Property in Redland would be contaminated by several naturally-occurring factors, and an environmental search should reveal whether a property may be impacted by contaminants in the area including nearby electrical substations.

Q.

How can I protect the purchase from gazumping?

A.

Gazumping happens when a property owner accepts an offer, only to reject it, opting for a better offer. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a risk. You should instruct an efficient solicitor as soon as you can to reduce the chance of gazumping.

 
×