Property & Conveyancing
Whatever your property needs, we will ensure the legal process is straight-forward and stress-free. Our team of specialist conveyancers and property solicitors have years of experience and a wide breadth of knowledge.
How can we help?
From first time buys to property portfolios, remortgages to complex leasehold extensions, our expert conveyancing solicitors have the expertise to suit. You can rest assured that your property matter is in safe hands.
Conveyancing solicitors in Bristol and London
We work with individuals and investors on a range of residential conveyancing matters, from buying and selling to remortgaging and transfer of ownership. Our friendly and approachable conveyancing team will guide you through the process efficiently and cost-effectively.
Contact-less conveyancing solicitors
Communication is key when it comes to successful property transactions, so our team takes a proactive approach to ease the stress typically associated with conveyancing. We also seek to avoid traditional delays by communicating in a way that suits you. If you are located out of town or busy during office hours, we offer a contact-less service where you benefit from our usual personal approach without visiting our office in person.
Fixed fee conveyancing in Bristol and London
To ensure our costs are clear and transparent, we will provide you with a full quotation broken down to show all the fees and disbursements required. See our conveyancing costs information for details about fixed fee conveyancing.
Contact our Conveyancing solicitors in Bristol or London
What is conveyancing?
Conveyancing is defined as the legal transfer of property from one owner to another.
The process of conveyancing can be very complicated and there are strict steps to follow so you will need a solicitor or conveyancer to carry out the work for you.
How long will my conveyancing take?
On average, the conveyancing process takes around 8-12 weeks. However, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some delays.
There are three stages to the conveyancing process:
- Agreeing with the sale
- Exchange of contracts
- Completion of sale
You don’t need to wait until you have had an offer accepted on a property before you contact a solicitor. It is advisable to seek assistance at the start of the process so that you are in a strong position to move forward.
What are ‘disbursements’?
Disbursements are expenses paid, on your behalf, by your solicitor to third parties whilst undertaking the conveyancing process.
For example when an individual moves to a new property, Land Registry fees need to be paid. However, your solicitor will pay this for you to help speed up the process. These expenses are then added to your final bill for you to reimburse them.
How much does conveyancing cost?
Legal costs associated with conveyancing can be split into two parts: legal fees paid to your legal advisor and disbursements.
There may be additional fees to consider:
- Leasehold fees.
- New build conveyancing fees.
- Help to Buy conveyancing fees.
- Mortgage fees.
To ensure our costs are clear and transparent, we will provide you with a full quotation broken down to show all the fees and disbursements required.
Why should I choose GL conveyancing solicitors?
Here at GL Law our expert conveyancing solicitors and legal advisors provide a combined blend of industry expertise and local knowledge to offer you a customised service that is unrivalled.
We believe that communication is key when it comes to successful property transactions, so our team takes a proactive approach to ease the stress typically associated with conveyancing. We also seek to avoid traditional delays by communicating in a way that suits you. If you are located out of town or busy during office hours, we offer a contact-less service where you benefit from our usual personal approach without visiting our office in person.
Buying & selling property
Whether you’re buying or selling, our team of conveyancing solicitors in Bristol and London will ensure it’s a smooth transition. Our fixed fee service puts you in control, and a personal approach means you’ll always know exactly how matters are progressing.
We understand the time pressures facing clients who are pursuing development schemes. Our team has the know-how needed to set up leasehold flat schemes, freehold schemes and progress plot sales. Find out more about our conveyancing services for developers.
Whether you’re new to the world of letting, or have a considerable portfolio legacy, our approachable solicitors offer friendly, common-sense advice on all aspects of property investment.
We benefit from working closely with colleagues in different areas of law to provide you with a comprehensive, expert service that supports you through every stage of your investment.
Whether you’re looking to create a new charge on a property or change your mortgage provider, our experienced conveyancing solicitors have the right expertise to get you moving. Find out more about our fixed fee remortgaging service.
Transfers of ownership
From time to time changing the legal ownership of your property is necessary. Whether marriage, relationship breakdown or tax planning is your reason for transfer of equity, we can help.
Our specialist team provide a quick and efficient service, ensuring a smooth, stress-free transition. We also offer fixed fees.
- Checking the title to the property
- Liaising with lenders
- Registering the change of ownership at the Land Registry
- Transferring single ownership to joint ownership
- Dealing with ownership following a separation or divorce
- Transferring all or part of a property as a gift
- Transferring ownership for tax planning purposes, and creating property trusts
Declaration of trust
If you are purchasing a property with someone else, you may wish to consider getting a Declaration of Trust to protect your investment.
A Declaration of Trust (also called a Deed of Trust) is a legal document stating the division of ownership of a property. It is used by co-buyers who have paid different amounts into the purchase of their property. By having a Declaration of Trust, each buyer protects their investment when it comes to selling the property at a later date.
The length of your lease is an important issue as a lease with less than 75 years to run may cause an obstacle when you come to remortgage or sell your property. Generally, the cost of extending a lease becomes more expensive as the lease term decreases. Anyone with a lease term approaching 80 years should consider extending the term as soon as possible. Read more about our Leasehold Enfranchisement services here.
Property & Conveyancing Solicitors
Director & Head of Residential Property
Director of Commercial Property
Associate Director; Head of Construction