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5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Gloucestershire

  • 1 Gloucestershire property lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Gloucestershire conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your home move
  • 2 Gloucestershire property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Gloucestershire conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Gloucestershire 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 Using a local Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 There is a distinct possibility the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Gloucestershire - if so both parties are likely to be familiar

Examples of recent conveyancing in Gloucestershire since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gloucestershire

I am progressing with the sale of my ground floor flat in Gloucestershire and the EA has just e-mailed to warn that the purchasers are appointing a new property lawyer. The reason given is that the mortgage company will only deal with solicitors on their approved list. On what basis would a big named lender only deal with certain law firms rather the firm that they want to choose to handle their conveyancing in Gloucestershire ?

Lenders have always had an approved set of law firms they are willing to work with, but in recent years big names such as Nationwide, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have acted for them for more than 15 years.

Lenders point to the increase in fraud by way of justification for the reduction – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to oversee. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Some are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The purchasers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.

My Solicitor in Gloucestershire has never been on on the Coventry Building Society Approved Panel. Can I still use my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Coventry Building Society panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

The limited options open to you here include:

  1. Carry on with your existing Gloucestershire solicitors but Coventry Building Society will need to use a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional overall conveyancing charges and cause delays.
  2. Get an alternative practitioner to act in the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Convince your solicitor to use their best endeavours to join the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel

We are purchasing a detached bungalow in Gloucestershire. Our aim is to carry out a loft conversion at the house.Will legal conveyancing on the property involve enquiries to ascertain if these works are permitted?

Your property lawyer should check the deeds as conveyancing in Gloucestershire will occasionally identify restrictions in the title deeds which prevent categories of alterations or require the consent of another owner. Some extensions need local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

is it true that all Gloucestershire solicitor firms on the Principality conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Principality approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. The majority of lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be regulated by the CLC.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in April 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, TSB are being problematic. The Gloucestershire solicitor who is on the TSB conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but TSB are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do TSB have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that TSB have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why TSB may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I completed on my flat on 3 April and my personal details is yet to be on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Gloucestershire advises it will be registered in less than a month. Are transfers in Gloucestershire uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Gloucestershire registration is no faster or slower than the rest of England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry have to notify any third parties. Currently in the region of 80% of submission are fully addressed within 12 days but occasionally there can be protracted delays. Registration is effected after the buyer is living at the property so an expedited registration is not typically an essential issue yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my father I am disposing of a house in Swansea but I am based in Gloucestershire. My solicitor (who is 260 kilometers from mehas requested that I execute a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Gloucestershire who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Gloucestershire

Do I need to have a meeting at the offices of the mortgage company conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Gloucestershire as it will be easier to pop in to their offices if necessary.

Whereas this was necessary 15 years ago, most lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to provide ID Documents and there are still distinct advantages to using a local solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Gloucestershire.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Gloucestershire regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Gloucestershire 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Gloucestershire regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Gloucestershire with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Gloucestershire. This should include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Langley Wellington Llp, Royal House, 60 Bruton Way, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1EP
  • 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
  • Luttons Dunford, 49 Brunswick Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1JS

Whether you are going through a divorce or breakup or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Gloucestershire has some of the following tasks:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing bank (if appropriate)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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