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Reasons to use our Forest of Dean conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 No matter what any other companies tell you it may be important to attend your conveyancer to sign contracts. There are various parties with engaged in a conveyancing transaction without needing to include the postman into the equation.
  • 2 Forest of Dean property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Forest of Dean conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 3 The companies identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Forest of Dean is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Chances are that the other side’s lawyers have offices in Forest of Dean - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Forest of Dean since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forest of Dean

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Forest of Dean. Conveyancing is needed. What happens now?

Given that you are now exchanged you will need to retain a conveyancing solicitor soon as you will have a tight deadline in which to complete the property. All auction property should have an associated legal pack. This will include evidence of title and search results. If you have purchased leasehold property the conveyancing papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork relating to a leasehold property. You must hand this to the solicitor working for you ASAP. Do make sure that your finances are organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

My uncle pointed out to me me that in buying a property in Forest of Dean there could be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to a property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Forest of Dean which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Forest of Dean should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am aiming to move property in September. Should my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Forest of Dean. Conveyancing solicitor was chosen prior to coming across your page.

On the day of completion you will need to pick up the house keys from the selling agent but this should only occur after the sellers solicitors confirm to the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be handed over. You will need to advise the removal men that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a specific removal organisation but can assist you in finding a residential property solicitor in Forest of Dean or a legal practice with expertise in conveyancing in Forest of Dean.

I need some fast conveyancing in Forest of Dean as I am under pressure to complete in less than 2 weeks. Luckily I do not need a mortgage. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not getting a mortgage you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no law firm would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Forest of Dean the following are examples of what can be revealed and therefore impact future saleability: Enforcement Actions, Outstanding Fees, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

How does conveyancing in Forest of Dean differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Forest of Dean contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Forest of Dean usually buy the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Forest of Dean or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Forest of Dean is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Forest of Dean are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Forest of Dean you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Forest of Dean 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 property.

I am looking to sell my property. My former lawyers closed down. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Forest of Dean if that affects matters.

Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Forest of Dean. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.

Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Forest of Dean being on the bank conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the bank approved panel?

We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right Forest of Dean conveyancing firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Forest of Dean knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Forest of Dean regulated by the SRA

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

  • Milner-lunt & Co, The Elms, Bell Hill, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9SA
  • Pitman Blackstock White Limited, 6 Cavendish Buildings, Hill Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5HD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Forest of Dean regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Forest of Dean specialising in commercial conveyancing in Forest of Dean. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Pitman Blackstock White Limited, 6 Cavendish Buildings, Hill Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5HD

Purchase conveyancing in Forest of Dean usually comprises the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Conducting Forest of Dean searches for the property
  • Assessing draft contract and other documentation forwarded by the vendor’s solicitor
  • Raising enquiries with the owner’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Considering the replies provided by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if relevant)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; summarising to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completion of and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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