Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Tewkesbury

Ready to buy a new home? Find a law firm approved by your lender.

You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Tewkesbury but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Reasons to use our Tewkesbury conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The companies shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Tewkesbury estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Chances are that the the conveyancers for the other party have offices in Tewkesbury - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Tewkesbury has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Tewkesbury since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tewkesbury

My wife and I are purchasing a 1 bedroom flat in Tewkesbury with a mortgage. We have a Tewkesbury lawyer, however the mortgage company says he's not on their "panel". It seems we have little option but to use one of the bank panel solicitors or retain our Tewkesbury solicitor as well as pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; can we not require that the bank use our Tewkesbury property lawyer ?

No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Tewkesbury conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Me and my partner are soon to exchange buying a property in Tewkesbury but as a result of wreckage from some water damage at the property I have was able negotiate reparation from the seller in the sum of six thousand pounds taking the form of a adjustment in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of a side agreement but Virgin Money are not allowing this. Why were they informed?

The property lawyer that is on the Virgin Money approved list is obliged to advise Virgin Money of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your solicitor to notify the reduction to Virgin Money then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Virgin Money and you would have to appoint a new property lawyer for your conveyancing in Tewkesbury.

Completed the sale of my flat in Tewkesbury last September but the buyer keeps calling daily to say his lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?

After completion of your house sale your conveyancer should send the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Where relevant, your conveyancer should also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion requirements peculiar conveyancing in Tewkesbury.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial premises in Tewkesbury?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Tewkesbury will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Tewkesbury. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Tewkesbury.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Tewkesbury it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Tewkesbury commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Tewkesbury.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the disposal of our £300,000 apartment in Tewkesbury on Friday in a week. The freeholder has quoted £384 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Tewkesbury?

Tewkesbury conveyancing on leasehold flats typically necessitates administration charges invoiced by management companies :

    Addressing conveyancing due diligence questions Where consent is required before sale in Tewkesbury Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Tewkesbury leasehold property is £350. For Tewkesbury conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to provide answers.

Tewkesbury Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to buying

    The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the leaseholders have being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is usually employed if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders. Its a good idea to find out as much as you can concerning the company managing the building as they can either make your living at the property much simpler or problematic. Being a leasehold owner you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to practical issues such as the cleanliness of the communal areas. Ask other people what they think of their service. In conclusion, investigate as to the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the managing agents and specifically what it includes.

My fiance and I have recently had an offer agreed on a house and had meeting on Wednesday with HSBC for the mortgage. They have informed us that when it comes to appointing a conveyancer that if they are not on their approved list of property lawyers then we will incur an extra charge of £250+. This is is due to the fact that they would then have to appoint a solicitor to act for them in addition to the one we appoint on our behalf and we assume responsibility for their invoice. I have requested HSBC to supply me with a list so I can request estimates only from their approved conveyancers but was told they dont have such a list to hand over. What would be the best way of going about this?

You should ask HSBC what their criteria for panel membership is for a conveyancer.Then ask the property lawyer of your choice whether they fit that criteria and have they acted on mortgages for HSBC previously. If the answer to those is yes, then just clarify this with HSBC. Alternatively please use our search tool and we should be able to identify a conveyancing practitioner in Tewkesbury on the approved list for HSBC.

Last updated

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Tewkesbury

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Tewkesbury with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Thomson & Bancks (software) Limited, 27 Church Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5RH
  • Df Legal Llp, 62/63 High Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5BJ
  • Moore Brown & Dixon Llp, 69-70 High Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5LE
  • Peter Badham & Co, Elton Lawn, Uckington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9SW

Planning law solicitors in Tewkesbury regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Tewkesbury with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Tewkesbury
  • Df Legal Llp, 62/63 High Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5BJ
  • Peter M Mcmurtrie Solicitor And Notary Public, Walk Farm, Moorend Road, Eldersfield, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 4NS

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Tewkesbury normally entails the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the bank (if appropriate)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the buyer and the mortgage (where relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

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

© Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of Land Registry under delegated authority from the Controller of HMSO.