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Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Glastonbury

  • 1 Glastonbury solicitor are the key to a successful Glastonbury conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 There is a strong possibility the the conveyancers for the other party have offices in Glastonbury - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Glastonbury property lawyer have established excellent connections with Glastonbury local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Glastonbury.
  • 4 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Glastonbury has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Using a high street Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Glastonbury since November 2023*


of house premises, Church Lane, TA11 7HD completing on 22/11/2023 at a price of £642,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Glastonbury

I am in the throes of switching my existing standard loan to a Buy to Let Barnsley Building Society mortgage. I was told by my mortgage that I need a conveyancer as part of the process. I spoke to the same Glastonbury conveyancing practitioner who dealt with the legals when I initially bought the house. The quote supplied of £470 is an eye-watering amount to do this as its a refinance than a sale or purchase.

The estimate fees seem a little high. Where you are content to invest time scrutinising prices you could get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as a hundred pounds. That being said, assuming were content with the assistance the firm gave you maylive to rue opting for an a cheaper lawyer. Remember to enquire that the firm can act for Barnsley Building Society. You can employ our search tool to locate a Glastonbury conveyancing firm on the Barnsley Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Glastonbury.

We are selling our flat in Glastonbury. Will the solicitor need to be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel in order to deal with the discharge of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Lloyds conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently in recent years.

When it comes to lenders such as Barclays, do Glastonbury lawyers incur a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are unaware of any mortgage company fees to be on their panel, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

We previously chose conveyancing lawyers locally in Glastonbury on the Yorkshire BS solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee for dealing with the Yorkshire BS mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Yorkshire BS?

Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your lawyer may levy a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by Yorkshire BS but by your Glastonbury lawyer. Plenty of firms on the Yorkshire BS panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but plenty of practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Glastonbury. I have a mortgage offer with Santander. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Santander, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Santander conveyancing panel.

I'm buying a new build house in Glastonbury with a loan from Lloyds TSB Bank. The builders would not move on the price so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The house builders rep told me not disclose to my solicitor about the extras as it could impact my mortgage with Lloyds TSB Bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Glastonbury is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Glastonbury are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Glastonbury you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Glastonbury may ascertain 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 residence.

How difficult is it to switch solicitor as I need to find a firm on the Platform Home Loans Ltd conveyancing list. I instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Glastonbury five minutes from me but the firm is not accepted by Platform Home Loans Ltd

It would be our pleasure to assist you find a conveyancing solicitor in Glastonbury on the Platform Home Loans Ltd panel. Please note that the solicitors that we work with do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Glastonbury. In utilising search facility on this page, you can scrutinise fees for conveyancing solicitors in Glastonbury and beyond.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Glastonbury

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Glastonbury specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Gould & Swayne Limited, Cranhill House, Cranhill Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0BY
  • Miller Lyons, 48 High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9DX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Glastonbury regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Glastonbury with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Glastonbury. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Gould & Swayne Limited, Cranhill House, Cranhill Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0BY
  • Miller Lyons, 48 High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9DX
  • Barney & Company Solicitors, The Old Vicarage, Vicarage Lane, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7NQ

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Glastonbury is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the lender (if applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in ownership and the home loan (where relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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