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

  • 1 Bishops Cleeve property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Bishops Cleeve conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your conveyancing
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Bishops Cleeve is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Bishops Cleeve
  • 4 The firms shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 The Bishops Cleeve conveyancing practitioners that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Bishops Cleeve

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve

Do conveyancers request an advanced payment when it comes to conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve?

If you are buying a property in Bishops Cleeve your lawyer will request that you put them with funds to cover the search fees. Normally this is requested to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is as part of the sale price then this will be needed immediately prior to exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.

I have 70 years remaining on my lease and need a lease extension for my apartment in Bishops Cleeve. Conveyancing solicitors on the Tesco Bank panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Tesco Bank have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 28/9/2020 the requirements read as follows :

We are purchasing a property in Bishops Cleeve. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to send money into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

My husband and I are in the process of looking at apartments in Bishops Cleeve and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it wise to have my property lawyer on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a home loan with Yorkshire BS.

You should start requesting conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the estate agent. As you are taking out a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I have paid off my mortgage with Aldermore. I assume I don't need a Bishops Cleeve conveyancer on the Aldermore panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Aldermore mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Aldermore mortgage from the register. Aldermore, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Aldermore has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Aldermore has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Aldermore mortgage has been paid off.

I am purchasing a house and the solicitor has raised the issue of Chancel Repair to which the property could be obligated to contribute to because it falls into the area of such a church. He has mentioned insurance. Is this really warranted for conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve

Unless a previous purchase of the premises completed post 12 October 2013 you may expect conveyancing practitioners conducting conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Bishops Cleeve in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor advised that some banks tend not grant a loan on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Bishops Cleeve. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Bishops Cleeve especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Bishops Cleeve.

I'm remortgaging my current house to a buy to let mortgage with Alliance & Leicester and intend to use the remaining equity towards a second property. The area we are looking at is Bishops Cleeve. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two mortgage companies and link together the two deals?

Make use of our search tool on this page to be sure that the lawyers are approved by both banks. Assuming that they are the lawyer will be able to simultaneously deal with the two deals but you should have a chat with you solicitor and specify your desired outcome and needs.

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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 may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Bishops Cleeve regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bishops Cleeve with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Wiggin Llp, Jessop House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3WG
  • Christopher Davidson Solicitors Llp, 2 & 3 Oriel Terrace, Oriel Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1XP
  • Croft Solicitors Limited, 19 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1QZ
  • Df Legal Llp, 62/63 High Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5BJ

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing bank (if relevant)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if 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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