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Reasons to use our Longhope conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal connections with Longhope selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Regardless other on-line conveyancers say it may be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to execute legal papers. There are various parties with involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 3 Longhope property lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 Longhope lawyers work in partnership with Longhope estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Longhope is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Longhope since February 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Longhope

What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in Longhope?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Longhope or throughout Gloucestershire is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of opportunity for friction between you and others involved in the home moving process. For example, the vendor, selling agent and even potentially a mortgage company. Appointing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Longhope is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the process whose role it is to act in your legal interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a definite increase of a "blame" culture- someone has to be blamed for the process being so protracted. You your first instinct should be to trust your conveyancer ahead of the other players when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Longhope?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Longhope. 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…’

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Longhope is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Longhope are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Longhope you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Longhope may determine 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 property.

I'm converting the mortgage on my existing property to a BTL loan with National Westminster Bank and intend to use the remaining equity as a deposit on another property. The location we are talking about is Longhope. Will your solicitors be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and link together the transactions?

Make use of our search tool on this site to be sure that the lawyers are approved by both lenders. On the basis that they are the conveyancer will be able to tie up the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you solicitor and communicate your desired outcome and needs.

My brother has encouraged me to use his conveyancers in Longhope. Do I take his recommendation?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Longhope conveyancing lawyer the best way to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to seek recommendations from friends or relatives who have experience in using the conveyancer you're are thinking of instructing.

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Longhope conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Longhope conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you speak with two or three firms including non Longhope conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be useful:

    What are the legal fees for lease extension work? If the firm is not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?

I am the registered owner of a 1st floor flat in Longhope, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Equivalent properties in Longhope with over 90 years remaining are worth £197,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2076

With 55 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Longhope?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding acquiring and selling property and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Longhope. If using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you should:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Receive a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Receive a speedy, objective and comprehensive service if making a complaint about your conveyancing in Longhope about your conveyancing in Longhope.

Typically, Longhope conveyancing for a sale includes some of the following tasks

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the lawyer representing the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to further enquires from the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the buyer’s lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the seller, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where applicable)

Longhope commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on a number of aspects of commercial property law

    Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Property finance for investment and development loans for banks and borrowers

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

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