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Reasons to use our Cheltenham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Cheltenham conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Cheltenham
  • 2 Excellent communication and pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Cheltenham property deals can become significantly more stressful because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 3 Cheltenham property lawyers work in partnership with Cheltenham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, offering all the advice and support you need
  • 4 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Cheltenham regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 5 This site is the first site offering you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Cheltenham will be carried out by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cheltenham since July 2021*

Disposal

of apartment Evesham Road GL52 2AA, at the agreed price of £210,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of apartment Pittville Circus Road GL52 2GD, at the agreed sum of £244,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of apartment Bayshill Road GL50 3FH, at the agreed consideration of £1,350,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of terraced premises, Granville Street, GL50 4BL completing on 22/07/2021 at a price of £225,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cheltenham

Can the conveyancing solicitors via your comparison service handle conveyancing in Cheltenham by way of an attended exchange?

We do have a number of conveyancing experts carrying out one day exchanges. You should e-mail us to obtain a conveyancing quote and details as to availability.

When will exchange of contracts happen for domestic conveyancing in Cheltenham and do I need to attend the lawyers branch?

Where you are local to our conveyancing solicitors in Cheltenham you are welcome to attend to sign the paperwork. However, the firms we recommend offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide as equally detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The executing of the sale agreement is not the important part. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the solicitor to officially exchange when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Cheltenham)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

My property lawyer in Cheltenham is not on the Alliance & Leicester Conveyancing Panel. Can I still use my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Alliance & Leicester panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

The limited options open to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your existing Cheltenham lawyers but Alliance & Leicester will need to retain a solicitor on their panel. This will result in additional total legal charges and result in frustration.
  2. Choose an alternative lawyer to act in the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Persuade your solicitor to do everything within their powers to join the Alliance & Leicester conveyancing panel

I am purchasing my first flat in Cheltenham with a mortgage from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. The sellers would not move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The estate agent suggested that I not reveal to my solicitor about this deal as it could put at risk my loan with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

What does commercial conveyancing in Cheltenham cover?

Commercial conveyancing in Cheltenham incorporates a wide array of guidance, provided by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.

I have miscalculated my finances and am a couple of grand short a 10% deposit on my apartment purchase in Cheltenham , but I am anxious exchange. Do I have options?

One option is to try and agree a lower deposit. Many sellers will agree to a smaller deposit or even no deposit for a first time buyer or 100% mortgage. Be aware though that if you fail to complete you will still need to hand over a minimum of 10% of the purchase price regardless of how much deposit was agreed.

You can also agree a simultaneous exchange and completion as no deposit is required for this however neither party will be tied in until completion actually takes place and it can be risky if sellers change their mind at the last second

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Cheltenham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Cheltenham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Midwinters, 1-3 Crescent Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PJ
  • Davis Gregory Limited, 23-25 Rodney Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1HX
  • Hughes Paddison Limited, 10 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3DA
  • Simon Burn Solicitors Limited, 51 Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1PJ
  • Pinkerton Leeke & Co, 7/8 Ormond Terrace, Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1HR

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cheltenham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Cheltenham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Cheltenham. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Midwinters, 1-3 Crescent Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PJ
  • Davis Gregory Limited, 23-25 Rodney Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1HX
  • Hughes Paddison Limited, 10 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3DA
  • Pinkerton Leeke & Co, 7/8 Ormond Terrace, Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1HR
  • Bpe Solicitors Llp, St. James' House, St. James' Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR

Residential conveyancing in Cheltenham ordinarily involves the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the premises
  • Undertaking Cheltenham searches with respect to the title
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other papers prepared the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Submitting queries with the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the purchase contract
  • Assessing replies supplied by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (if appropriate)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; reporting to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the transfer of ownership and the home loan (where relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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