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Top 5 reasons to let us help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Bishops Cleeve

  • 1 Bishops Cleeve solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Bishops Cleeve conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 2 Excellent communication together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Bishops Cleeve conveyancing can be made significantly more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Bishops Cleeve is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more personalised service. Online forums often suggest that in using a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 Over the years Bishops Cleeve conveyancer have developed very good working relationships with Bishops Cleeve local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your home move in Bishops Cleeve.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve since August 2023*


of terraced residence, Lears Drive, GL52 8NR completing on 21/09/2023 at a price of £343,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges


of house residence, Mirabelle Road, GL52 8FS completing on 25/08/2023 at a price of £286,300. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor


of detached residence premises, Meadow Lea, GL52 8UX completing on 31/08/2023 at a price of £218,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers


of detached residence premises, Sapphire Road, GL52 7YT completing on 31/08/2023 at a price of £309,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve

Why would I appoint a Bishops Cleeve conveyancing company given that online alternatives are so much cheaper?

Its a good idea to get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Bishops Cleeve and you should seek an affordable quote but don’t be focused with scouring the internet for the cheapest Bishops Cleeve conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a smooth and a stressful home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted conveyancer. Emails can't take the place of a phone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face meeting. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of continuity that you rarely receive from an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will inform you as to headway making sure that you are ensuring that you are updated at regular intervals. Should it ever be necessary to contact the office you will know who you need to speak to and they will endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

We have very pushy vendors who has recommended a exclusivity contract with a non-refundable deposit of 5k. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

This kind of preliminary agreement is not the norm in Bishops Cleeve, conveyancers are often found to veer clients away from them as they divert attention from the main conveyancing focus and if you end up losing your deposit then the solicitor at best left with an upset client and at worst a litigious one. Secondly, there is no assurance that just because the seller has signed a lock out contract they will complete the sale with you. They may be in contravention of the agreement if they receive a large enough offer to do so because an aggrieved claimant with the benefit of a lockout agreement will still be obliged show losses as a consequence of the breach and this may not compare to the extra amount that your seller may gain by reneging on the contract, no matter how morally condemnable the behaviour is.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Bishops Cleeve. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in September 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Yorkshire BS are being a right pain. The Bishops Cleeve solicitor who is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Yorkshire BS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Yorkshire BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Yorkshire BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Yorkshire BS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Our offer on a semi in Bishops Cleeve has been agreed to, the vendors do nevertheless have a dependent purchase. The vendors have offered on a property, however it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other properties in the pipeline. I have selected a local conveyancing solicitor in Bishops Cleeve. What do I do now? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with Bank of Ireland?

It is normal to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then survey, Bishops Cleeve conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you should check that your property lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Regarding the subsequent steps this very much dictated by the circumstances of your transaction, desire for the property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market the majority of purchasers would apply for a home loan with Bank of Ireland and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their property lawyer to proceed with the conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve.

How does conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Bishops Cleeve come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because developers in Bishops Cleeve usually purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve or who has acted in the same development.

In sourcing the web for the phrase on line conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve it brings up numerous property lawyersin the area. How do I determine which is the right conveyancing solicitor for purchase transaction?

The ideal method of finding the right conveyancer is through a trusted recommendation, so seek the opinion of colleagues and those you trust who have bought a property in Bishops Cleeve or a reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve differ, so it's a good idea to request a minimum of four fee estimates from varying types of property lawyers. Be sure to seek confirmation what costs in the quote includes.

My husband and I have just had a bid accepted on our first house in Bishops Cleeve, and need to get solicitors lined up. We have used the different comparison based websites and the quotes are from all over the country. Is it critical to have a Bishops Cleeve lawyer local to the prospective property? I am fine to do everything over email, but I assume at some stage we may be required to physically go into the property lawyer's office to sign contracts?

Generally there is no requirement to physically visit the office of your lawyer, they can post any relevant documents to you, which you can sign and send back. Many buyers and sellers prefer to use a locally based solicitor, but it is not a prerequisite for conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bishops Cleeve

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bishops Cleeve practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Peter Badham & Co, Elton Lawn, Uckington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9SW
  • Midwinters, 1-3 Crescent Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PJ
  • Bpe Solicitors Llp, St. James' House, St. James' Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR
  • Hughes Paddison Limited, 10 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3DA
  • Converse Law Limited, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3SH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bishops Cleeve regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bishops Cleeve specialising in commercial conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Peter Badham & Co, Elton Lawn, Uckington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9SW
  • Midwinters, 1-3 Crescent Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PJ
  • Bpe Solicitors Llp, St. James' House, St. James' Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR
  • Bpe Services Limited, St. James House, St. James Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR
  • Hughes Paddison Limited, 10 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3DA

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve ordinarily involves the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Representing bank (if applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (where relevant) at the Land Registry.

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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