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Reasons to use our Cirencester conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Cirencester home moves can be made significantly more protracted because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 2 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Cirencester has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 3 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law practices carrying out conveyancing in Cirencester regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor in the main results in a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Cirencester is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cirencester since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cirencester

I plan on buying a leasehold flat in Cirencester. My Conveyancer is not on the lender solicitor panel. Am I still permitted to continue with my Cirencester conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the lender panel?

You will need to instruct a conveyancer to deal with the legal work required if you require a loan to buy your property. The solicitor will carry out all the essential investigations on the property, make sure that you’re registered as proprietor and ensure that all the required mortgage paperwork is dealt with. One may select a Cirencester conveyancing practitioner of your choosing. Nevertheless, if the property lawyer appointed is not on the bank solicitor panel further charges will be levied as separate legal representation will be required by them. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so provided your solicitor has not historically sought membership they can do so.

My uncle passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Cirencester. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £5k. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Nationwide, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?

Given you plan to re-mortgage then Nationwide will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Nationwide conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Nationwide mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need this when acquiring a property in Cirencester? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that means some owners of property residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for repairs towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this suitable for conveyancing in Cirencester?

Unless a prior purchase of the property took place after 12 October 2013 you may expect solicitors conducting conveyancing in Cirencester to continue to recommend a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

How does conveyancing in Cirencester differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Cirencester contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because new home sellers in Cirencester tend to purchase the site, 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 Cirencester or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Cirencester is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Cirencester are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Cirencester you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Cirencester may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

A licensed conveyancer dealt with my conveyancing in Cirencester four years past and was holding my deeds but has now closed – What steps do I now take to retreive these?

Deeds, as such, no longer exist as the majority of properties in Cirencester are registered digitally at Land Registry. Where you need to establish evidence of proprietorship or are selling or refinancing your conveyancer can obtain up to date copies of the register from the Land Registry in any case.

If you feel there may be other documents or you have any other queries please e-mail your request with details of the transaction and documents you need to filerequest@clc-uk.org. The CLC will let you know what information they have and any additional information they may need before they are in a position to identify and send the documents to you. Following an intervention it may take some time for the CLC to access archived files and documents, but your request will be actioned with reasonable haste.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cirencester regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Cirencester practicing in commercial conveyancing in Cirencester. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Davey Law Limited, 10-12 Dollar Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2AL
  • Sewell Mullings Limited, 7 Dollar Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2AS
  • Sewell Mullings Logie Llp, 7 Dollar Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2AS
  • Tanners Solicitors Llp, Lancaster House, Thomas Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2AX
  • Wilmot & Co Solicitors Llp, 38 Castle Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1QH

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Cirencester regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Cirencester but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Residential Lawyers Limited, 2b The Wool Market, GL7 2PR

Planning law solicitors in Cirencester regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Cirencester specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Davey Law Limited, 10-12 Dollar Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2AL

Neighboring Locations

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

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