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5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Forest of Dean

  • 1 The Forest of Dean conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Forest of Dean
  • 2 Forest of Dean conveyancers work in conjunction with Forest of Dean estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the advice and support you require
  • 3 Forest of Dean conveyancers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Forest of Dean
  • 5 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally results in a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Forest of Dean since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forest of Dean

We are approaching an exchange on a flat in Forest of Dean and my parents have transferred the 10% deposit to my conveyancer. I am now told that as the deposit has not arrived from me my solicitor needs to disclose this to my lender. Apparently, in also acting for the bank he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I disclosed to the bank regarding my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for this now to hold matters up?

The property lawyer is duty bound to check with lender to ensure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only notify this to your bank if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

I am buying a semi-detached house in Forest of Dean. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Forest of Dean you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Forest of Dean.

Do I need to pay for insurance to cover chancel repairs when buying a residence in Forest of Dean?

Unless a prior acquisition of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you may assume that lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Forest of Dean to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Forest of Dean?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Forest of Dean. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Forest of Dean is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Forest of Dean are not the norm 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 thoroughly. 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 decide 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 premises.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a property in Swansea but reside in Forest of Dean. My lawyer (based 250 kilometers from meneeds me to execute a stat dec ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Forest of Dean who can attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Forest of Dean based

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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 small selection of solicitors in Forest of Dean with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Forest of Dean. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Pitman Blackstock White Limited, 6 Cavendish Buildings, Hill Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5HD

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Forest of Dean regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Forest of Dean but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Dean Conveyancing, 31 Market Place, GL16 8AA
  • Dean Conveyancing, 1 Regents Walk, GL15 5RF

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

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