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Cirencester Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Median Service Charge Retention of £200.00
  • 2 968 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Cirencester
  • 3 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Cirencester is 41% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Cirencester that are buy to let is 16%
  • 5 Average time from start to completion was 53 days for conveyancing in Cirencester

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cirencester since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cirencester

Is the fact that my conveyancer in Cirencester is not on my bank's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of her work?

That is most likely an incorrect assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the Cirencester conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.

When it comes to lenders such as Aldermore, do Cirencester property lawyers have to pay an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Cirencester. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

Planning on purchasing a maisonette in Cirencester. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Cirencester property lawyer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.

What will a local search tell me concerning the house I am purchasing in Cirencester?

Cirencester conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example PSG The local search plays an important part in many a Cirencester conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic areas.

Hoping to buy a property located in Cirencester and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Cirencester. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Cirencester area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Cirencester. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

I have just started marketing my garden flat in Cirencester. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, but I have just had a yearly maintenance charge invoice – what should I do?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should clear the service charge as usual because all ground rent and service payments should be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

I own a basement flat in Cirencester, conveyancing was carried out 10 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Cirencester with an extended lease are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2088

You have 64 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £14,300 and £16,400 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

My wife and I plan to acquire our 1st home in Cirencester. Conveyancing practitioner has been chosen. The broker advised that a survey is not appropriate as the property is just 20 yrs old.

As the bare minimum you need a Home Buyer's Report. As the premises is more than 10 years old the property will not benefit from a warranty, so you don't want to take a risk. For a property that age with no signs of defects a Home Buyer's report may suffice. They will highlight any apparent issues and recommend further investigation where relevant. Where there are any indications of material issues get a full structural survey.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cirencester regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Cirencester but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cirencester regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Cirencester with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Cirencester. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a 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

Planning law solicitors in Cirencester regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cirencester practicing in planning law. This should include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Davey Law Limited, 10-12 Dollar Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2AL

Neighboring Locations

Bourton on the Water
Northleach
Cirencester
Malmesbury
Cricklade
Purton

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

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