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Stroud Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 August was the busiest month and September was the next busiest month while June was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Stroud
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £12,001
  • 3 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Stroud is 32% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 4 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Stroud conveyancing is Chancel
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Stroud that are buy to let is 8%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stroud since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stroud

I can't travel far from Stroud. What is the rationale as to why all Stroud conveyancing practitioners are not on all lender panels?

Pre- 2008 most mortgage companies had an approach to risk which is different than today. The FSA in 2010 instigated a thematic review into property fraud which in summary warned lenders: know the solicitors on your panel. As a result, lenders have since looked to extract more information from law firms concerning their operations and the staff employed by them and set certain criteria such as completing a minimum amount of transactions. Many firms have found themselves removed from lender panels even though they had 100% healthy disciplinary record, no complaints and zero claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Such firms found it impossible meet the minimum volume of transactions the mortgage companies required.

Can you help? My Stroud conveyancer is advising me that he has toconduct Stroud conveyancing searches asthe firm are on the Santanderconveyancing panel. Is my lawyer correct?

You have limited options available to you. As you are taking a mortgage with a bank your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook requirements . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Stroud conveyancing searches.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Stroud. My lender is Platform

Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 12/5/2024, the requirements read as follows :

Have completed on a a terraced house in Stroud , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record the transfer to my name? My Stroud conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to check that my name is recorded.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Stroud registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any other persons or bodies. Currently roughly three quarters of submission are fully dealt with within two weeks but occasionally there can be extensive delays. Historically registration takes place once the buyer has moved in to the property so 'speed' is not always top priority yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer can contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I was recommended by a few estate agents in Stroud to choose a solicitor using your seach tool. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers over and above another?

We refuse to make any commission for directing people our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

My husband and I are 14 days into a residential purchase having been recommend to a firm by the selling agent to execute conveyancing in Stroud. We are not happy. Could you help me find new conveyancers?

They would need to be very bad in order to consider diss instructing them. Has the mortgage offer been issued? If so you need to make them aware of the new contact details and have the offer are re-sent. The solicitor ideally should be on the lenders approved list to avoid supplemental costs and complications. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. Our search tool can help you find a bank approved conveyancer for your conveyancing in Stroud

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Stroud

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stroud practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Winterbotham Smith Penley Llp, 3-7 Rowcroft, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3BJ
  • Glrs Phoenix Llp, 2 Rowcroft, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3BB

Typically, Stroud conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated papers
  • Sending draft papers to the lawyer representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering additional queries from the buyer’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions raised by the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the seller, the estate agent and redeeming the home loan (where applicable)

Stroud commercial property solicitors draw on a wide range of commercial expertise offering advice on a number of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals Comprehensive advice on planning issues Shops,offices,barn conversions, industrial units, commercial trading estates, retail and leisure developments and large residential estates General advice on title or other property issues Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 procedures, including serving section 25 and 26 notices

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

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