Conveyancing Solicitors in Filton

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Conveyancing in Filton

Conveyancing is the work a solicitor does to transfer the legal title of a house or flat from one person to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Filton, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Filton and throughout South Gloucestershire 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: Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Yate

Filton Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Filton

Home to large employers like Airbus and Rolls-Royce, Filton is a thriving suburban town in South Gloucestershire. Filton's proximity to Bristol and strong transport links make it an attractive spot for working professionals.

Filton house prices

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

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Council Tax in Filton (2023/24)

Filton is in South Gloucestershire District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,460.87
B £1,704.35
C £1,947.83
D £2,191.31
E £2,678.27
F £3,165.22
G £3,652.18
H £4,382.62

What will my solicitor do?

A conveyancer steers the buyer through the legal aspects of buying a property.

Your solicitor will order property searches, raise questions for the seller, review contracts and handle post-completion tasks, such as registering the property ownership with the Land Registry.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Filton conveyancing solicitors could also undertake flood risk checks due to Severn and Avon rivers, issues related to the Cotswolds AONB and radon gas.

Purchasing a home with a mortgage?

When purchasing property with a mortgage, it is normal for your solicitor to also act for the bank or building society.

Your transaction could take weeks longer if your solicitor is not on your mortgage provider's panel.

Over 100 banks and specialist lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors, so we can help you complete your Filton transaction smoothly.

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Conservation area

When buying a property in a conservation area, your property lawyer will need to check for potential planning issues, which could include missing consents for basement work or roof alterations.

Conservation areas in Filton and across the South Gloucestershire local authority include Bitton, Tockington and Hambrook.

New Build

The legal work for buying a new build home in Filton can be complex.

A good solicitor in Filton must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, working to builders' exchange timelines and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Castle.

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Leasehold property

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling property in Filton

As part of the property selling process in Filton, your lawyer will prepare vital paperwork, including the draft contract and ID forms, and will help you answer these forms.

The solicitor will resolve any potential issues and respond to inquiries from the buyer's solicitor. Your solicitor will liaise with key parties, like estate agents, landlords and lenders, to make sure your sale of your home completes without a hitch.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Filton?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more technical than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Filton. This can involve getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the lease.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is recommended that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Filton

The base interest rate is 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

Before you instruct a remortgage solicitor, you will need to check that your remortgage solicitor can act for your bank or building society.

Our partner panel solicitors are on the panels of almost all mortgage lenders, so whether you are changing to a 2-year fixed rate with Yorkshire Building Society or taking out a shared ownership mortgage from Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, we can help.

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Transferring Equity in Filton

Whether you are buying out an ex-spouse after a divorce, tax planning for the future or transferring the ownership of a property to your children, a transfer of equity is required.

Your conveyancer will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Filton?

It only takes a minute to get a quote, but knowing what's actually included can be complex.

Conveyancing legal fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These legal fees are paid to your lawyer for the legal work that they complete for you.


The conveyancing quote should also include any disbursements, which are third-party costs, including Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Check the T's & C's

When you compare conveyancing quotes, watch out for additional charges. Some firms include additional fees in the small print, leading to an inflated final bill.

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