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Conveyancing in Dursley : Keep it Local

Main reasons to let us help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Dursley

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Dursley
  • 2 Regardless alternative sites say it could be necessary to pop into your solicitor to execute documents. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to include the postman into the equation.
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Dursley is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Excellent communication and pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Dursley home moves can be made significantly more complicated as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 5 Dursley solicitors have a significant advantage when it comes to Dursley conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dursley since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dursley

I am not well enough to travel far from Dursley. What is the rationale as to why all Dursley conveyancing practitioners are not on all bank panels?

Banks normally restrict either the type or volume of conveyancing firms on their panel. A common example of such criteria being that the practice is required to have two or more partners. As well as restricting the structure of firm, some have made a decision to limit the size of their panel they use to act for them. It is worth noting that banks have no accountability for the quality of service provided by any Dursley solicitor on their panel. Increases in mortgage fraud was the main trigger for the reduction of solicitor panels a few years ago even though there are contrary thoughts concerning the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from HMLR reveal that thousands of conveyancing firms only transact less than three conveyances a year. Those advocating conveyancing panel consolidation question why law firms deserve the right to be listed on a conveyancing panel when clearly property law is not their speciality?

My aunt passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Dursley. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £5k. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Principality, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?

Where you intend to refinance then Principality will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Principality 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 Principality 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 Principality mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Dursley

Do not opt for the lowest Dursley conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.

We are due to move home in August. Should my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you put forward a removal company in Dursley. Conveyancing lawyer was found prior to coming across this page.

On the day of completion you will need to collect the house keys from the estate agent but this should only happen when the previous owners solicitors advise the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be released. After that you will need to inform the removal men that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a specific removal organisation but can help you choose a conveyancing in Dursley or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Dursley.

We are getting the release of further monies on our home loan from Skipton as we want to carry out renovations to our property in Dursley. Are we obliged to choose a high street Dursley solicitor on the Skipton conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

Skipton don't usually appoint a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Skipton conveyancing panel.

Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose planned roadworks that could affect a commercial site in Dursley?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Dursley will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Dursley. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Dursley.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Dursley it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Dursley commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Dursley.

My company is wishing to take an assignment of a lease of a shop on a shopping parade. Can you recommend conveyancers offering no-move-no charges for non-domestic conveyancing in Dursley for below £1,200?

We can recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Dursley, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are looking to purchase or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we will find you the right lawyer. As for the costs this will depend on the structure and nuances of the proposed transaction. Let us have your contact information or phone us so that we can provide you with a detailed commercial conveyancing quote.

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Dursley for my remortgage. Is it possible to check a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

One can find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training purposes.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Dursley regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Dursley practicing in commercial conveyancing in Dursley. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Loxley Solicitors Limited, Langford Mill, Charfield Road, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 8RL

Home buying in Dursley is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Conveyancer instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the premises
  • Ordering Dursley conveyancing searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation supplied by the vendor’s solicitor
  • Raising enquiries with the vendor’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Examining replies provided by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if appropriate)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the home loan (where applicable) at the Land Registry.

Home selling conveyancing in Dursley normally consists of the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the property lawyer acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to additional enquires from the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and redeeming the mortgage (where applicable)

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

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