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Conveyancing solicitors in Bristol

Buying or selling your home is often the highest value transaction you will ever be involved in, so it’s understandable to be concerned about getting all of the details right. This also applies when remortgaging, leasing or undertaking any other kind of residential property transaction.

Barcan+Kirby has a highly experienced team of residential conveyancing solicitors who can take the stress and worry out of buying, selling or remortgaging your home. We can guide you through the entire process, including everything from negotiating contracts of sale and essential property checks and searches, to handling the financial side of the deal, such as transferring funds.

Our property solicitors in Bristol and South Gloucestershire are specialists in all aspects of residential conveyancing. As well as dealing with straightforward domestic property transactions, we can also advise you on remortgaging, buy-to-let investments, leasehold flats, new builds and shared ownership homes.

Naturally we’re proud of the fact that a large percentage of our conveyancing business comes to us via client recommendation or as repeat business. We are members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), reflecting the high standards of our residential property service. Our aim is to offer a friendly, approachable service that makes it as easy as possible to carry out your property deal with complete confidence.

Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors in Bristol

To speak to our specialist conveyancing solicitors in Bristol, contact us on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.

Our residential conveyancing services

We offer a comprehensive conveyancing service for homeowners and prospective homeowners in Bristol, throughout the South West and across the rest of England and Wales.

We can support you with all types of residential property transactions, ensuring you can get the home you deserve while keeping you legally and financially protected.

Residential conveyancing – buying + selling

Our residential conveyancing solicitors can guide you through every stage of buying or selling your home, ensuring you can have complete confidence that you are getting the right deal for you and that you stay protected at all times.

We can assist you with buying + selling:

  • Freehold properties
  • Leasehold properties
  • New builds
  • Shared ownership properties

New build properties

When buying new build property, there are several specific issues you need to be aware of, as well as the usual challenges when buying any property. We can advise you on everything you need to know, so you don’t risk getting caught out.

Our expertise includes:

  • Buying new build property off-plan
  • Property checks for new build homes
  • Land Registry requirements for new builds

Leasehold homes

Leasehold property is often the only option when buying a flat or apartment and there are various issues to be aware of, including your liability for ground rents and service charges.

We can advise on all of the legal issues involved in leasehold property, including:

  • Buying + selling leasehold property
  • Leasehold extensions
  • Right to Manage
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Landlord + tenant matters
  • Leasehold dispute resolution

Help to Buy

Help to Buy is a popular option for people looking to get onto the property ladder. We can help guide you through the process of buying a home using the Help to Buy scheme, taking the stress and confusion out of purchasing your first home.

We can assist with:

  • Applying for your 25% government bonus
  • Co-habitation agreements if buying with a friend or unmarried partner
  • Government-backed mortgage guarantees
  • Equity loans

Shared ownership

We can advise on all issues related to buying shared property, ensuring you are able to get onto the property ladder while protecting your long-term interests.

Our expertise includes:

  • Eligibility for shared ownership
  • Shared ownership agreements
  • Shared ownership mortgages
  • ‘Staircasing’ agreements

Transfer of ownership

While transfer of ownership is simpler that selling a property in some ways, there are a number of legal details that it is essential to get right. We can guide you through the whole process, ensuring you are able to achieve your goals while meeting all of your legal obligations.

Our expertise includes:

  • Transfer deeds
  • Registering change of ownership with the Land Registry
  • Mortgage issues arising from transfer of ownership
  • Declarations of trust
  • Stand Duty Land Tax issues
  • Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax issues

Buy-to-let purchases

Buy-to-let property can be a good investment, but it is important to have the right legal advice when buying your property and renting it out. We can support you with both buying your property and dealing with tenants, making a buy to let investment as straightforward as possible.

We can assist with:

  • Buying + selling buy to let property
  • Property checks and searches
  • Buy-to-let mortgages
  • Tenancy agreements
  • Landlord + tenant issues
  • Capital Gains Tax issues


When remortgaging, there are various legal checks and processes that need to be carried out. We can support you with all of these requirements, making it as simple and stress-free as possible for you to get the best mortgage deal available.

Our expertise includes:

  • The remortgaging process
  • Title deeds
  • Mortgage redemption statements
  • Property checks and searches
  • Transfer of funds
  • Amending title deeds with the Land Registry

Our fixed fee conveyancing service in Bristol

We provide transparent upfront quotes for all of our conveyancing services, meaning you will know exactly how much your conveyancing will cost from the outset.

This quote includes a breakdown of our fees and all of the payments to third parties (known as ‘disbursements’) for the checks and searches carried out during the conveyancing process.

To find out how much your conveyancing might cost, please fill out our short form for a free conveyancing quote.

Online conveyancing in Bristol

With most people busy with work, family and other commitments, an increasing number of people want to do their conveyancing online, allowing them to fit the process of buying or selling a home around their schedules.

We aim to make our conveyancing service as convenient as possible and the entire process can be handled by email, over the phone and via post, meaning there is no need for you to take time out to come and visit our offices in person.

This also means that we can handle your conveyancing no matter where you are in the country, allowing you to benefit from our reliable, efficient conveyancing service whether you are based in Bristol and the surrounding area of much further afield.

Conveyancing FAQs

How long does conveyancing take?

The length of time it takes for conveyancing varies, but anywhere from 4-12 weeks is common.

What is involved in the conveyancing process?

There are various steps involved in conveyancing, including:

  • Reviewing contracts of sale, lease agreements etc. and negotiating any required amendments.
  • Investigating the title to the property to ensure the seller/leaseholder legally own the property.
  • Carrying out checks and searches for any issues that might affect the property and your occupation of it e.g. planned developments nearby.
  • Handling exchange of contracts, making the deal legally binding.
  • Handling transfer of funds.
  • Ensuring Stamp Duty and any other relevant costs are paid.
  • Registering the transaction with HM Land Registry.

Can you renegotiate the purchase price during conveyancing?

A property deal only becomes legally binding once contracts have been exchanged, meaning up until this point either party is allowed to renegotiate the terms of the deal or walk away.

This means that if any issues are turned up during the conveyancing process or by a building survey, you can try to renegotiate the price to take account of this, as long as you have not yet exchanged contracts.

While the seller will be under no obligation to agree a lower price, if an issue has been identified, it is often possible to agree a discount to reflect this.

Our residential conveyancing expertise

Our residential conveyancing solicitors have decades of experience helping individuals and families to buy and sell their homes, as well as regularly working on a wide range of other types of property transactions. This experience means we are able to offer a safe, reliable conveyancing service that protects your interests both during the course of a transaction and after the deal is done.

Barcan+Kirby’s conveyancing team is based in Bristol, but we work with people nationwide. Our service is designed to be as modern, accessible and convenient as possible, meaning we can offer exceptional conveyancing that fits around your life. Whether that means meeting face-to-face, talking over the phone, using email or even video conferencing, we will ensure you get the service you deserve.

We are members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), as well as having achieved the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation. This demonstrates the high standards of our legal service, both with respect to residential property and more generally as a firm.

Contact our conveyancing solicitors in Bristol for a free quote

For a free quote, complete our short form. Our charges are transparent and we quote for all fees and disbursements up front, meaning that you’ll understand the full extent of your conveyancing charges from the very start.

Alternatively call us on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.

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