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Reasons to use our Gloucester conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Gloucester has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 2 The Gloucester conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Gloucester
  • 3 Excellent communication and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Gloucester property deals can become a lot more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 Gloucester lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Gloucester home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Gloucester

Examples of recent conveyancing in Gloucester since February 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gloucester

Me and my partner are buying a 3 bedroom flat in Gloucester with a mortgage. We would like to retain our Gloucester solicitor, however the bank advise she’s not on their "panel". It appears that we have no option but to select one of the lender panel solicitors or continue with our Gloucester lawyer as well as pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. We feel that this is inequitable; are we not able to require that the mortgage company use our Gloucester conveyancer ?

No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Gloucester conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

I am assisting my step-mother sell her property in Gloucester. Will the conveyancing solicitor order an EPC or do I organise this?

Following the demise of HIPs, energy assessments was retained a required element of selling a property. An energy performance certificate needs to be commissioned before the property is placed on the market. It is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers ordinarily organise. Where you are using a Gloucester conveyancing practitioner they might be able to arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with reputable local assessors

Is it correct that all Gloucester CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Santander conveyancing panel?

It is true that some banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of firms.

I have a mortgage with Principality for my property in Gloucester. Conveyancing has been completed months ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Principality?

Your original mortgage agreement with Principality will provide that you need their approval prior to letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Principality’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Principality will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Principality directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Principality conveyancing panel lawyer.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Gloucester?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Gloucester. 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…’

How does conveyancing in Gloucester differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Gloucester come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because developers in Gloucester usually acquire the site, 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 conveyancers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Gloucester or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Gloucester is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Gloucester are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Gloucester you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Gloucester 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.

I am using a search engine for the term on line conveyancing in Gloucester it shows results of many solicitorslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable property lawyer for my move?

The ideal method of seeking the right conveyancer is via personal testimonial, so enquire of friends and those you trust who have acquired a property in Gloucester or the reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Gloucester differ, so it's a good idea to obtain at least four estimates from different solicitors. Be sure to seek confirmation that the fees are fixed.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Gloucester regulated by the SRA

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

  • Langley Wellington Llp, Royal House, 60 Bruton Way, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1EP
  • K W Hubbard & Co, 3 Russell Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1NE
  • Tayntons (ls) Limited, 8-12 Clarence Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1DZ
  • Madge Lloyd & Gibson Inc. Linda Stapleton & Co, 34 Brunswick Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1JW
  • Brand Mellon Solicitors Limited, Copner House, 43 Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TX

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Gloucester

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Gloucester specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Langley Wellington Llp, Royal House, 60 Bruton Way, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1EP
  • Tayntons (ls) Limited, 8-12 Clarence Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1DZ
  • Brand Mellon Solicitors Limited, Copner House, 43 Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TX
  • Iacopi Palmer Solicitors Llp, Spinnaker House, Spinnaker Road, Hempsted, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 5FD
  • Davies And Partners, Rowan House, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 3RT

Purchase conveyancing in Gloucester usually entails the following:

  • Conveyancer instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Examining the title to the premises
  • Ordering Gloucester searches for the property
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other documentation prepared the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Submitting questions with the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Considering the replies prepared by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (if relevant)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completion of and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the mortgage (if applicable) at the HMLR.

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

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