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Reasons to use our Forest of Dean conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Forest of Dean has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 Forest of Dean conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Forest of Dean conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your conveyancing
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Forest of Dean
  • 4 The Forest of Dean conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Forest of Dean
  • 5 Forest of Dean conveyancers work in partnership with Forest of Dean estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Forest of Dean since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forest of Dean

I am acquiring a new build duplex in Forest of Dean and my conveyancer is advising me that she has to the bank to reveal incentives from the seller. I am on a tight deadline to sign contracts and my preference is not to prolong the conveyancing. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on a lender panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

Do I need to visit the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Forest of Dean so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.

As opposed to ten years ago, almost all lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the mortgagors signature. It will still be necessary for you to supply identification documents and there are still manifest advantages to choosing a local solicitor, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Forest of Dean.

I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in Forest of Dean. I now require my file however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Forest of Dean of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Forest of Dean. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Forest of Dean

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

What are your top tips when it comes to finding a Forest of Dean conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Forest of Dean conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you talk with several firms including non Forest of Dean conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be helpful:

    How experienced is the firm with lease extension legislation? How many lease extensions has the firm completed in Forest of Dean in the last 12 months?

I invested in buying a ground floor flat in Forest of Dean, conveyancing having been completed May 2007. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Comparable properties in Forest of Dean with a long lease are worth £227,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2093

You have 72 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

The financial adviser has suggested using their solicitor for the conveyancing in Forest of Dean - Surely it’s better to just instruct them?

It is worth checking if the estate agent is recommending a property lawyer or introducing to a conveyancing practitioner. There are plenty of Forest of Dean estate agents who recommend two or three Forest of Dean conveyancing firms and get nothing from it.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Forest of Dean

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Forest of Dean practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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 with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Forest of Dean. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Pitman Blackstock White Limited, 6 Cavendish Buildings, Hill Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5HD

Typically, Forest of Dean conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Forest of Dean conveyancing searches for the title
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other papers forwarded by the seller’s property lawyer
  • Raising enquiries with the vendor’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase agreement
  • Examining replies given by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (where relevant)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; summarising to the purchaser 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
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in ownership and the home loan (where relevant) at the HMLR.

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

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