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Conveyancing in Cheltenham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

Helpful local services information -

Gloucester Airport is 4 miles from Cheltenham. Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 14 miles away. Cheltenham Spa station is almost a mile from Cheltenham.

Cheltenham General is a nearby hospital to Cheltenham.

Q.

On the purchase of a £420,000 residence, what will be the fees? We need an affordable conveyancing quote.

A.

Both high-street and online solicitors offer cheap conveyancing, but extra charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement, left unregarded by busy buyers Costs needs to be fair and be applicable solely where your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Cheltenham?

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Cheltenham is located in Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 9SA, phone: 01242 262 626

Q.

If we are purchasing in the parish of Guiting Power with Farmcote, will we need a chancel search?

A.

The conveyancing lawyer might recommend that a chancel search be ordered. In older areas of Cheltenham, chancel repair dues can be collected on the current owners of a house where parish councils have previously chosen not to do so. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

Q.

We really need to complete on the selling of a property within 5 weeks, are you fast Cheltenham solicitors ?

A.

Homeward Legal takes a highly proactive approach to completing the legal process as quickly as possible.

Homeward Legals company method is different - we always use new case management systems . We always also give you a dedicated solicitor who will always

communicate with the total buyer and seller property chain for example landlords, to achieve a fast move.

Q.

What average time should I expect it to take the property solicitor to get through the legal work for a terraced home we are buying?

A.

The conveyancing process can take anywhere between 3 weeks and 12 weeks, based on a number of things e.g. the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or whether the property is leasehold, Freehold or share of freehold. Homeward Legal's property solicitors are exceptionally results-focused completing the process as quickly as possible.

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What makes the sale conveyancing process in Cheltenham to take weeks more than planned?

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Cheltenham conveyancing could suffer setbacks. Homeward Legal work hard to reduce the effect of these delays wherever possible. Common delays may include issues elsewhere in a chain.

Q.

The internet is full of a multitude of very helpful documents going into great depth on how to do DIY conveyancing. Do we want to use a Cheltenham property solicitor ?

A.

Should you wish to try you can feasibly engage in the bulk of the legal process without engaging an instructed Cheltenham lawyer .

In reality however, a solicitor is familiar with a significant number of exercises including checking redemption statements or interpreting the lease most of which are better done by someone with adequate training.

Above all DIY conveyancers will not have suitable indemnity insurance that solicitors firms must carry.

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I am planning on buying a sixties maisonette in a designated conservation area in Cheltenham, how do I find information concerning the standard of repair of the conservation area?

A.

Conservation areas in Cheltenham are set up by the local authority (Cheltenham) who oversee everything from whether trees can be cut down to ugly highway signs. Following a campaign, English Heritage have conducted a survey and created records of the condition of conservation areas.

 
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