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Reasons to use our Cotswolds conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Cotswolds solicitors have a significant advantage when it comes to Cotswolds conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 3 This site is the only site that enables you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Cotswolds will be carried out by a law firm on your bank approved panel.
  • 4 The organisations listed on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors are based in Cotswolds - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cotswolds since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cotswolds

I am buying a house for cash in Cotswolds. I have been living for the previous dozen years in Cotswolds. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. Given that I know the area and road very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

If you not getting a mortgage, then the vast majority of the Cotswolds conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your conveyancer will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have searches done, but she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to consider; if you are intend to sell the house in the future, it will be of interest to your prospective buyer what the searches determine. On occasion houses with apparent issues can still reveal detrimental search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Cotswolds should provide you some constructive advice here.

Do I choose a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Cotswolds?

Two types of professional can conduct conveyancing in Cotswolds namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. The two can provide conveyancing services that you need to complete the disposal or purchase of property. They are both required to execute Cotswolds conveyancing to the same standards and guidelines so you may be sure that your conveyancing will be properly administered and that the necessary procedures will be suitably attended to.

My wife and I buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Cotswolds. The intention is to carry out a loft conversion at the house.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to determine if these works were previously refused?

Your property lawyer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Cotswolds will sometimes identify restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit categories of alterations or need the consent of another owner. Some additions require local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

Planning on purchasing a apartment in Cotswolds. 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 Leeds Building Society 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 Cotswolds solicitor is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel.

What can a local search tell me about the house my wife and I buying in Cotswolds?

Cotswolds conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for instance Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Cotswolds conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (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 13 topic areas.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one close by in Cotswolds I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Cotswolds in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

If you require a home loan that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.

I am looking to sell my property. My past lawyers have shut. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Cotswolds if that makes things easier.

You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Cotswolds. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.

I need to switch lawyers as my Cotswolds lawyer is not on the lender's approved list of conveyancing solicitors. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?

In the event that you have not formally instructed a conveyancer to commence the conveyancing and at this stage simply received an estimate as to costs, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Cotswolds that you're considering.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cotswolds regulated by the SRA

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

  • T S Barkes & Son, Barklays House, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AX
  • Gabb Legal Limited, The Flour Room, Lower High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6DZ
  • Brooks Law, 11 Sheep Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Cotswolds

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Cotswolds specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • T S Barkes & Son, Barklays House, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cotswolds regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cotswolds practicing in commercial conveyancing in Cotswolds. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • J F Kirby, Green Dragons, High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6AL

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

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