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Reasons to use our Longhope conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Longhope regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Longhope have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Longhope and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 Longhope solicitors work in conjunction with Longhope 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, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 4 Chances are that the other side’s conveyancers are located in Longhope - if so both parties are likely to be on good working terms
  • 5 Notwithstanding what other solicitors may claim it just might be important to visit your conveyancer to execute contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the equation.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Longhope since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Longhope

As a FTB what is the most important piece of guidance you can give me about purchase conveyancing in Longhope?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Longhope or throughout Gloucestershire is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. E.g., the seller, estate agent and sometimes your lender. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Longhope an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the transaction whose responsibility is to act in your best interests and to keep you safe.

Every so often a third party with a vested interest will try and persuade you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the selling agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your conveyancer is wrong. Or your mortgage broker may try to convince you to do something that is contrary to your lawyers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

I am planning to acquire a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Longhope who is on the Bank of Ireland approved. Can you recommend a local solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Bank of Ireland in certain locations such as Longhope. We dont recommend any particular firm.

How does conveyancing in Longhope differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Longhope contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because new home sellers in Longhope typically purchase 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Longhope or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Longhope I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Longhope in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.

What makes your site different to other web based conveyancing brokers for conveyancing in Longhope?

At this site obtain an accurate costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the nuances for your conveyancing in Longhope. Unlike many estate agents and brokerage sites we do not have referral deals with solicitors. Many agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors that pays the most kickback, not the best value conveyancing in Longhope

I own a leasehold flat in Longhope. Conveyancing and Halifax mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing practitioner in Longhope who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Longhope conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Longhope - Examples of Questions you should consider before buying

    How much is the annual service fee and ground rent? Does the lease contain onerous restrictions? It would be wise to discover as much as possible concerning the company managing the block as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are often in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to every day issues like the cleanliness of the common parts. You should not be afraid to ask other people if they are happy with their service. Finally, be sure you understand the dates that the service charges are due to the appropriate party and specifically what it includes.

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

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding buying and selling property and cover conveyancing countrywide as well as Longhope. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • 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 individual needs.
  • 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.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a swift, independent and comprehensive service when if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Longhope.

Domestic conveyancing in Longhope normally comprises the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to additional enquires from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the seller, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if appropriate)

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

    General advice on title or other property issues High street shops, agricultural or development land to hotels and office blocks. Formation of commercial management companies Creating and negotiating new leases Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 procedures, including serving section 25 and 26 notices Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction

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

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