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Reasons to use our Forest of Dean conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Forest of Dean solicitor are the key to a successful Forest of Dean conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Forest of Dean governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors 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 would hope for.
  • 4 Personal touch together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Forest of Dean property deals can be made a lot more stressful as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 Forest of Dean solicitors work in conjunction with Forest of Dean estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the advice and help you need

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

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forest of Dean

I own a freehold residence in Forest of Dean but nevertheless pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Forest of Dean and has limited impact for conveyancing in Forest of Dean but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be extinguished.

I am purchasing a garden flat 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.

I require fast conveyancing in Forest of Dean as I have an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line inside one month. Thankfully I do not need a mortgage. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are not getting a mortgage you have the choice not to do searches although no solicitor would recommend that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Forest of Dean the following are instances of what can arise and adversely affect the marketability of the property: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...

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 legal transfer of property 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…’

My brother has recommend that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Forest of Dean. Do I follow his advice?

There are no two ways about it the best way to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to seek feedback from friends or family who have previously instructed the firm you're contemplating using.

I have just appointed agents to market my 2 bed flat in Forest of Dean. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have just had a half-yearly maintenance charge invoice – Do I pay up?

It best that you discharge the service charge as normal as all ground rent and service charges will be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until 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. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

Forest of Dean Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? How is the lease structured?

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Forest of Dean

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Forest of Dean practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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 practicing in commercial conveyancing in Forest of Dean. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Pitman Blackstock White Limited, 6 Cavendish Buildings, Hill Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5HD

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

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