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Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Stroud

  • 1 The Stroud conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Stroud
  • 2 Stroud conveyancing lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Stroud
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Stroud is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Personal touch and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Stroud home moves can become a lot more protracted due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stroud since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stroud

My husband and I are refinancing our penthouse in Stroud with Nationwide. We have a son 19 who lives at home. Our solicitor requested us to identify any adults other than ourselves who reside at the property. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the flat is repossessed. I have two concerns (1) Is this form unique to the Nationwide conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 4 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this compromise his rights to inherit the property?

On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Nationwide. This is solely used to protect Nationwide if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Nationwide had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Stroud?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Stroud your lawyer will request that you to provide them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is as part of the sale price then this should be needed shortly in advance of contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.

Our bank has recommended a law firm on their panel based in Stroud but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Stroud or nearer to where I live. Can you help?

It is by no means the case that all Stroud conveyancing practitioners are on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Please make the most of our search tool to identify a Stroud conveyancing conveyancer on the on the lender panel.

Do I need to take out insurance to cover chancel repairs when buying a residence in Stroud?

Unless a previous purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you could expect solicitors delivering conveyancing in Stroud to continue to suggest a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I am looking for a flat up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in Stroud I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Stroud in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

We are four weeks into a residential purchase having been referred to solicitors by the local agent to do our conveyancing in Stroud. I am am starting to be dissatisfied with the level of service. Could you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?

They would need to be really poor to suggest diss instructing them. Has the mortgage been sent? If so you need to advise them of the new lawyer and ensure the offer are re-issued. Your new conveyancer needs to be on the banks approved list to avoid escalating charges and complications. That should be your starting point. Our search tool will help you find a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Stroud

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Stroud regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Stroud with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Stroud. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Winterbotham Smith Penley Llp, 3-7 Rowcroft, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3BJ
  • Glrs Phoenix Llp, 2 Rowcroft, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3BB

Purchase in Stroud is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Stroud conveyancing searches with respect to the title
  • Assessing draft contract and other documentation collated by the owner’s property lawyer
  • Submitting enquiries with the seller’s property lawyer
  • Negotiating the sale agreement
  • Examining replies prepared by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (if appropriate)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the Land Registry.

Stroud commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a variety of aspects of commercial property law

    Commercial development (from overage and options through to site acquisitions and construction) Advising landlords and tenants in respect of ancillary documentation e.g. licences to alter, assign underlet etc Commercial finance including remortgages Dealing with notices received or to be served pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of business premises

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

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