Conveyancing Solicitors Bridgwater


Trusted by 100s of clients to help them with their residential conveyancing in Bridgwater, giving us detailed knowledge of the local housing market. We offer Excellent service and can solve any property challenge along the way.


"Amazing service. Completed on a house sale in 28 days. Great communication and got the job done."

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Conveyancing Quality Scheme

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No Sale No Fee Conveyancing

No Sale No Fee***

Look no further for your residential conveyancing solicitor in Bridgwater

Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling property in Bridgwater

Your expert conveyancing solicitor's role when selling a property in Bridgwater, will include:

  • Draft contracts – Your conveyancing solicitor drafts the initial legal contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitor.
  • Responding to enquiries – your solicitor responds to any questions the buyer's solicitor may have (this is where you'll find out if you are missing documents, which can cause delays to your sale).
  • Investigating issues – your solicitor may need to complete further investigation to try and satisfy them.
  • Exchange contracts – once the buyer's solicitor has satisfied their enquiries, contracts are finalised and exchanged
  • On the day of completion – your solicitor receives the money for the sale, discharges the mortgage (if required), pays the estate agent, deducts their fee and then sends the net sale proceeds to you.
  • Post completion – your solicitor receives the DS1 discharge documents and, when leasehold, settles your liabilities for ground rent and service charges.

Our Bridgwater conveyancing solicitors' cost for selling a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

For Bridgwater buying

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor reviews the draft contract sent by the seller's solicitor.
  • Raising enquiries – your solicitor will ask the seller's solicitor questions based on the contract, title, and property documents to protect you from any nasty surprises.
  • Exchange contracts – once your solicitor is satisfied with their enquiries, they agree with the seller to finalise and exchange contracts
  • Day of completion – on the day of completion, your solicitor transfers the money for the sale.
  • Post completion – following completion, your solicitor makes an application to HM Land Registry to register you as the new owner.

Our Bridgwater conveyancing solicitors' cost for buying a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in Bridgwater

With a Transfer of Equity, you can buy someone out of a shared property and remove them from the title, or add someone to the title to transfer ownership of a share of the property, making them a joint owner. This service includes:

  • Property solicitors fees including ID checks, office copies
  • HM Land Registration fees
  • (if party being removed) ID1 Form verification fee
  • (if mortgage) Change of mortgage fee
  • (if leasehold) Notice fee to freeholder

Our Bridgwater conveyancing solicitors' cost for a Transfer of Equity in Bridgwater starts at £363 INC VAT.

If someone is giving up their share of the property for less than market value, they may be required to get independent legal advice, which will be an additional expense.

Switch your mortgage deal in Bridgwater

Your remortgage solicitor will perform all the necessary checks, review your new mortgage offer, and update HM Land Registry post-completion. The process is similar to when you purchase but should take less time, as the solicitor doesn't need to raise any legal enquiries.

If you own a leasehold property, your solicitor must carry out extra work to investigate the lease terms. Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a remortgage in Bridgwater starts at £363 INC VAT INC VAT.

Purchase the next chunk of your equity

When you're ready to buy the next chunk of the equity in your shared ownership property, a conveyancer will be required to handle:

  • The bank transfer;
  • obtaining a mortgage redemption statement from your existing lender;
  • receiving your new mortgage offer and confirming the lender terms;
  • receiving the memorandum of staircasing;
  • handling completion;
  • filing SDLT form (if required); and
  • registration at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for shared ownership staircasing in Bridgwater starts at £569 INC VAT.

If you need to add someone to the legal title, you will need to pay an additional fee for a transfer of equity.

Paying off your Help to Buy equity loan

You'll need a solicitor to:

  • Receive redemption letter;
  • review title for ownership and restrictions;
  • obtain Authority to Complete;
  • draft a deed of postponement for your current lender;
  • handling completion;
  • bank transfer; and
  • if repaid in full, removal of the loan restriction at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for Help to Buy loan redemption in Bridgwater starts at £333 INC VAT.

Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in Bridgwater?

Bridgwater is a market town in Somerset with a long, rich history on both sides of the River Parrett. It's been a major inland port since the Industrial Revolution era. It has had a reputation for political radicalism and, among other interesting attributes, it was the first town in Britain to petition the government to abolish slavery (1785).

Landmarks and attractions include the Somerset Brick and Tile Museum; Bridgwater Town Mill; the Blake Museum; Sydenham House - a manor estate dating back to the 17th century; the Church of St Mary (windows date back to the 14th century); the Willow Man sculpture (nearby); the annual Music on the Quantocks series; the Bridgwater Arts centre; the Engine Room (Somerset Film's media centre) and the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival.

Bridgwater Hospital information

Bridgwater Hospital, Bower Ln, Bridgwater TA6 4GU

Musgrove Park Hospital, Parkfield Dr, Taunton TA1 5DA

Burnham-On-Sea War Memorial Hospital, 6 Love Ln, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1ED

Property Solicitors Bridgwater, Transport information

Bridgwater is easily accessible by road, principally because the M5 and A39 run close by. Bridgwater Station offers travel not only to local towns, but also to major GB conurbations via a change at either Taunton or Bristol Temple Meads (from where, for example, London Paddington can be accessed directly).

Distance to Airports from Bridgwater


AirportMiles by car
Bristol Airport21.6 miles
Exeter Airport32.6 miles
Bournemouth Airport56.0 miles
Local Schools in Bridgwater

Haygrove School, Durleigh Rd, Bridgwater TA6 7HW

Robert Blake Science College, Hamp Ave, Bridgwater TA6 6AW

Bridgwater College Academy, Polden Campus, Parkway, Bridgwater TA6 4QY

Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in and around Bridgwater

Our Bridgwater conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas, including Taunton, Frome, Bristol, Bath, Barnstaple, Yeovil and Weston-super-Mare.

Conveyancing Solicitors Bridgwater

We have many offices throughout England and Wales, so you can find a solicitor near you.

Recently completed properties in Bridgwater:
  • Pyrus Walk TA5 2RS
  • Beech Road TA6 4FA
  • Haywater Avenue TA6 7BP
  • Kings Square TA1 3FN
  • Eastgate Gardens TA1 1RE

New build developers and developments in the area:
  • Westminster Walk Westminster Walk, Regal Walk, Kings Down, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4FL.
    2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes, developed by Persimmon Homes.

Bridgwater Property Prices



Average property price in Bridgwater£233,580
Population of Bridgwater35,886 (2011)


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors Bridgwater.
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Local conveyancing solicitor

Local conveyancing solicitor, property lawyer or licensed conveyancer?

When you search for licensed conveyancing solicitors near me, you may well wonder about the title of the legal professional you're looking to hire. Would property lawyers in Bridgwater be more appropriate? How about just 'conveyancer near me'?

Day-to-day, the vast majority of legal tasks required for a house move are carried out by several different people termed 'paralegals' and/or 'property conveyancers'. These terms refer to the fact that these professionals do not have formal membership - and qualifications - required to be either a solicitor, licensed conveyancer or legal executive.

Many of these individuals have many years of experience and keep your costs down by skilfully completing work at a lower rate than the solicitor who oversees the case, takes ultimate responsibility and signs-off the work.


Licensed conveyancers receive their accreditation from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. They are quite distinct from conveyancers/paralegals in that they are officially qualified. You can think of them overall as people who act as qualified solicitors but purely in the conveyancing arena.

In contrast, a qualified solicitor acting in the conveyancing field has the general training that a solicitor has - e.g. in employment law - but has chosen to specialise in conveyancing. They have to be a member of the Law Society in order to practise.

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in Bridgwater?

Whether you're buying, selling, remortgaging, extending a lease, staircasing shared ownership, or paying off your help to buy loan, you'll need a conveyancing specialist to handle the legal side of things. With SAM you get the benefit of dedicated conveyancing executive who'll guide you through the process, from start to finish, at no extra cost. Available Monday to Saturday to answer all your questions, we'll bridge the gap between you and your solicitor, with regular updates in plain English.

We have hand selected some of the best conveyancing solicitors Bridgwater has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the Bridgwater conveyancing fee we quote is broken down so you can see exactly what your quote includes. What we quote you is the fixed price you will pay for the agreed work. No unpleasant surprises.

You'll also benefit form our state of the art Online Conveyancing Process to track your progress and next steps along the way.

Affordable Housing Schemes

Several affordable housing schemes in Bridgwater help make buying a property more achievable. The work is more complex, and we have specialist conveyancing solicitors to handle the following:

  • Shared Ownership Solicitors
  • Right to Buy Solicitors Bridgwater - speak to Sedgemoor District Council to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale Bridgwater - check with Sedgemoor District Council if they are running a DMS scheme


Bridgwater conveyancing solicitors

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our Bridgwater Conveyancing Solicitors. They are skilled and experienced with complex property transactions from a simple purchase for a property in Bridgwater to a Sale and Purchase of a shared ownership property, executing a Deed of Trust simultaneously.

Is the property over 5 storeys (11m)?

Many leasehold properties in Bridgwater are in large buildings which now require an EWS1 certificate to confirm if the cladding is fire safe. Thankfully 2022's leaseholder protections mean that most leaseholders are not burdened with the cost of remediation of any defective cladding, but you will need to see the seller's Deed of Certificate to prove that the lease doesn't come with a nasty (and expensive) surprise.

Be particularly wary of purchasing a share of freehold as the freeholders may become liable for the cost of remedying defective cladding. Our specialist leasehold solicitors Bridgwater are well experienced with handling all of these added complications, so you will be in safe hands with SAM. Property Challenges Solved.

Conveyancing FAQs: Property Lawyers Bridgwater



The average conveyancing cost in London can be slightly higher than in the rest of the country. Depending on the property's price and the transaction's complexity, you could pay several hundred to a couple of thousand pounds. Our conveyancing fees in Bridgwater are based on the purchase price, and start at £723 INC VAT.

Fill in our easy online form for a fixed quote tailored to your requirements.

Bridgwater conveyancing solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street licensed conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.



It's unnecessary to have a local property solicitor as the conveyancing process is the same throughout England and Wales. You should prioritise service and efficiency over proximity to Bridgwater, when choosing a good conveyancing solicitor for any property transaction.

Many factors can delay conveyancing in Bridgwater. A simple property transaction can be completed in less than two months, but the average is closer to 12-16 weeks.

CQS Accreditation

All our panel solicitors are CQS accredited. You can trust the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the highest standards of conveyancing.

Fixed Fee

Don't bother with an 'estimate' fee. You want to make sure that your total fee is fixed (they can't charge you more later) and it includes all the necessary components. We build your quote based on each of the costs involved in a standard transaction based on the information you give us, with no sneaky extra fees. If you have additional requirements, speak with a helpful team member to ensure everything you need is covered within your quote.

No Sale No Fee

Choose conveyancing solicitors in Bridgwater who offer a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, like ours. If your first sale or purchase falls through, the money you've spent with us will go toward your next one. Terms apply.

Reviews

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Communication

Not knowing what is going on is the most frustrating thing for a client. Many solicitors are too busy doing legal work to answer all their clients call for updates. With SAM Conveyancing, you'll have a dedicated conveyancing executive available Monday to Saturday. They'll keep you in the loop on progress, translate the legal jargon, chase your solicitor when required and email you about milestones.

Value

Get a fully comprehensive quote covering all your needs so you can accurately compare your options to ensure you're paying a good price.

Online conveyancing is just as safe as you protect your data on the internet as you would in any other transaction. Online conveyancing means speedier turnaround times on documents, more convenient meetings and lower running costs for the firm. We pass our savings on to you.

Yes, if you're buying and selling simultaneously, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, saving you money, as you'll only have to do the 'new client' admin once.

1. Get a mortgage in principle

Know what you can afford to save wasting time on any false starts.

2. Instruct your conveyancing solicitor before you make your offer

Waiting until your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. An online service reduces snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

You can submit your application as soon as your offer is accepted. An independent broker can help speed this along.

4. Order your searches and surveys

Ordering these early can speed up your conveyancing process, especially if local authorities face delays. However, it is usually considered prudent to time this with the rest of your chain if a transaction falls through.

5. Get your building insurance ready

You'll need insurance from the exchange so research & compare insurance quotes, once your solicitor is instructed.

6. Paperwork (When selling)

Ensure you have your paperwork, including energy performance & FENSA certificates.

Somerset Conveyancing Solicitors for local buying, selling, transfer of equity and remortgageSomerset is a county in south-west England and is mainly rural, with rolling hills. These include the Mendips, the Quantocks, Exmoor National Park and the Blackdown Hills, all of which are well worth a leisurely visit. Somerset is synonymous with cider and scrumpy, particularly in the Taunton area.

The county is made up of seven districts; South Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset, Sedgemoor, Mendip, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset. The county town is Taunton and the county also contains the beautiful city of Bath (which is its own administrative authority), with its celebrated Roman remains and excellent architecture. Adjacent counties include Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset and Devon.

There are 3 universities in the ceremonial county: the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and the University of the West of England. The nearest airport is in Bristol and the M5 is the one motorway going through the county.

Other excellent places to visit there include Cheddar Gorge (yes, Cheddar cheese does come from here, invented by accident around 800 years ago!), Wookey Hole Caves and Glastonbury Tor. The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts takes place most years in Pilton, near Shepton Mallet, attracting over 170,000 music and culture lovers from around the world to see world-famous entertainers.

Yeovil Town is in the Football League and Somerset County Cricket Club plays at Taunton. The team used to include Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Joel Garner among other top stars of the cricket world.

Tarr Steps near Winsford in Somerset is thought to date from around 1000 BC and is the oldest bridge in Britain still in use. There is no concrete joining the stones which make up its fabric!

 

*Mortgage lenders choose which solicitors they will or won't work with. Our panel solicitors are on 99% of mortgage lender panels. Our panel solicitors are currently not on the panel for Kent Reliance (when buying through Shared Ownership) and the Islamic Development Bank. Tell us who your lender is and we will assign you an approved panel solicitor.
**Our panel of solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancing work is accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
***No Sale No Fee applies to any sale or purchase quote except auction and right to buy. Read our No Sale No Fee Policy.

What are the conveyancing costs?

Bridgwater Conveyancing Solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.

The actual conveyancing costs, outside of the legal work, should be fixed, including:

For buyers: stamp duty, land registration, property searches, ID searches and leasehold charges (if buying a leasehold property).

For sellers: office copies, title plan and management information (if selling a leasehold property).

Make sure to budget for all of the above conveyancing costs and to get a fixed fee conveyancing quote from several firms, to compare value.

Making the right choice of solicitor is key to the whole process: