Conveyancing Solicitors in Bradford On Avon

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Conveyancing in Bradford On Avon

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of property from one person to another, including the preparation and execution of the legal documents, and the registration of the new ownership. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Bradford On Avon, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Bradford On Avon and Wiltshire clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Corsham, Melksham, Salisbury and Swindon

Bradford On Avon Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Bradford On Avon

A picturesque town in Wiltshire, Bradford On Avon is known for its stunning architecture, with buildings dating back to the Roman times. The town's many attractions include the 14th-century Tithe Barn, the Kennet and Avon Canal, and an array of independent shops and cafes. Bradford On Avon offers a mix of rural and urban living, with the charming St Margaret's Street being particularly sought after. Local employers include the nearby Bath & North East Somerset Council and several independent businesses. The town has direct train links to Bath and London, making it popular with commuters. Bradford On Avon has a population of approximately 9,400.

Bradford On Avon house prices

The average price paid for a property in Bradford On Avon between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Bradford On Avon (2023/24)

Bradford On Avon is in Wiltshire Council.

Band Amount
A £1,477.53
B £1,723.78
C £1,970.03
D £2,216.29
E £2,708.80
F £3,201.31
G £3,693.82
H £4,432.58

What will my solicitor do?

A solicitor guides you through the legal side of the transaction.

The solicitor will raise questions for the seller, order property searches, review contracts, and complete any post-sale actions, like HMLR registration and paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Bradford On Avon conveyancing solicitors may also undertake checks associated with military or air rights, as the county is home to military bases and restricted airspace.

Buying a home with a mortgage?

During the house buying process, your solicitor also has to take care of legal matters for the bank arranging your mortgage. If your conveyancer is not on your lender's panel, your purchase could take significantly longer to complete and cost more.

Our chosen panel solicitors have established relationships with the majority of building societies, banks and lenders, from larger lenders like HSBC to Newcastle Building Society, ensuring your transaction will complete without delay.

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We have also helped home movers in Bradford On Avon with conveyancing for:

Conservation areas

When you purchase a property in a conservation area, your solicitor will need to check for restrictive covenants, including easements or business use restrictions. Conservation areas in Bradford On Avon and across the Wiltshire local authority include:

  • West Amesbury
  • Bishops Cannings
  • Long Dean, Ford and Slaughterford

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Selling a house or flat in Bradford On Avon

When you're looking to sell property in Bradford On Avon, you can expect your conveyancing solicitor to first assemble all essential documents, including the contract of sale and property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

The lawyer's duties entail resolving issues like a landlord dispute and responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries.

By taking steps to communicate effectively with the other parties, including estate agents and banks or building societies, your lawyer will ensure the transfer of ownership completes as soon as possible.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time required by to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

Your conveyancing solicitor ought to start this process even before a sale has been agreed, because these details can take weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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Remortgage conveyancing

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before instructing, your solicitor must be able to act for your bank or building society.

Our partner panel solicitors can work on behalf of almost all building societies and banks, so whether you are switching to a standard variable rate mortgage from Halifax or moving to a lifetime mortgage with Bluestone, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Transfer of equity

If you are looking to change the ownership structure of a property, whether you are dealing with inheritance tax planning, adding one or more people to the deeds or gifting a home, a transfer of equity is required.

Your property lawyer will deal with the legal work for a fixed fee.

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How much do conveyancing solicitors fees cost in Bradford On Avon?

When comparing solicitors' fees, conveyancing quotes may include several unfamiliar terms and concepts:

Solicitors' fees

The conveyancing quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are what your conveyancer charges you for the legal services they provide for you.

Disbursements

A disbursement is a cost that your conveyancer must pay to a third party for a tax or additional service. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check for additional fees

Watch out for undisclosed fees not included in your original quote, if you are comparing quotes. Some firms set out additional charges in their terms and conditions. This can mean a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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