By Frances Traynor
26th July 2017
"The professional partnership to handle your home move."
When selling, buying or remortgaging in Cheltenham, you will need to appoint a lawyer to look after the conveyancing work for your move.
Homeward Legal's network of solicitors have many years experience of conveyancing in Cheltenham and all over Gloucestershire and our highly proactive approach means we move you faster than other firms.
Property lawyers who handle all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed rate.
You will not be charged any conveyancing fees, if your Gloucestershire move does not complete.
With Cheltenham conveyancing expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you through every aspect of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Cheltenham is served by the M5, A40 and A436. By rail: The nearest train station is Cheltenham Spa. By air: Gloucestershire Airport is 4 miles from Cheltenham.
Hospital: Cheltenham General, Sandford Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7AN. Council: Cheltenham Borough Council (www.cheltenham.gov.uk).
Attractions: Cheltenham Racecourse, Cleeve Hill, Belas Knap, Sudeley Castle, The Wilson, Precott Speed Hill Climb, and Hidcote Manor Gardens.Q.
Both high-street and online solicitors offer what they call cheap conveyancing, but extra charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement, making it an estimate rather than a quote. Costs applicable solely where your conveyancer must complete additional work, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process, need to be fair and clearly communicated. At Homeward Legal, we never hide any costs, and our quotes lay out a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.Q.
Frequently working on behalf of clients selling or buying at auction, Homeward Legal’s conveyancing team have been instructed in the past by successful bidders and sellers at local and national auctions.
For the process to operate as smoothly as possible, experienced auction-goers know that they need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible in order that the legal documentation can be thoroughly reviewed before the day of the auction.
Contact Homeward Legal’s panel of auction specialists for further information and advice and to discuss your fixed-fee quote.Q.
Typically, the conveyancing can take anywhere between 3 and 12 weeks, based on a number of factors, such as the speed of the vendor's solicitor, or whether the property is leasehold or freehold, or if a contentious issue has disrupted the process.
Homeward Legal's property solicitors are exceptionally results-focused completing the process as quickly as possible, with a target of a maximum of 6 weeks. Give us a call on 0800 038 6699 to obtain your fixed-fee quote reinforced with our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
During the process of searches and research with local authorities, your conveyancing solicitor is required to confirm whether the property is within a conservation area. If it is, they will also need to state whether any alterations have had the appropriate consent from the local planning authority.Q.
There are several lenders and brokers operating in and around Cheltenham, some of whom have reduced the size of their panels. The upshot of this is that any additional legal fees on behalf of the lender will be passed on to you, the buyer. Because Homeward Legal work with the majority of lenders in Cheltenham, no such costs will be passed on to you. Cheltenham lenders and mortgage specialists include:
• Cheltenham Mortgages, 12 Rodney Road, Cheltenham, GL50 1JJ
• Raymond & Thomas Ltd., 29 St. Stephen’s Road, Cheltenham, GL51 3AB
• Knott Adrian, 111 Charlton Lane, Cheltenham, GL53 9EEQ.
The process of conveyancing can be a long, drawn-out affair because it could suffer setbacks, such as difficult issues arising along the property chain. At Homeward Legal, our solicitors work hard to reduce the effect of these delays wherever possible, by results-focused communication matched with
the latest content management systems that help drive the transaction forwards. Call our skilled conveyancing team on 0800 038 6699 to arrange a fixed-fee quote, backed up by our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
With the history of industry in parts of Cheltenham, soil contamination is difficult to avoid. Your conveyancing solicitor will order a number of searches, including environmental, which will highlight any known issues with soil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contamination and organohalides, will also be included in the search.Q.
All fees and disbursements ought to be identified on your quote, with no additional charges in the small print. The stamp duty charge is a fee and not a disbursement. It should be included in a conveyancing quote. Try Homeward Legal’s online quote calculator.Q.
Of lenders with local offices in or near Cheltenham, Homeward Legal work with the vast majority. Cheltenham lenders and mortgage specialists include Cheltenham Mortgages, 12 Rodney Rd, Cheltenham, GL50 1JJ, Raymond & Thomas, 73 St. Georges Rd, Cheltenham, GL50 3DU, and Knott Adrian, 111 Charlton La, Cheltenham, GL53 9EE.Q.
There is not a strict definition of fixtures and fittings, leading to potential for frustration after a sale completes. Early agreement of a list of fixtures and fittings will avoid later disputes, stating what is included with the sale.Q.
Land in Cheltenham can be contaminated by many natural causes and human activities, and factors including local waste transfer sites or civil aviation activity in the area will be considered as part of the environmental searches. Brook Villa Farm, Sandy Pluck Lane, Gloucestershire, GL51 4UB is a cause of possible local contamination.Q.
Owners of property in a neighbourhood near church property in the locality are expected to contribute towards the cost of repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Churches in the local area where chancel liability may apply include St Matthew, St Silas Church Centre, Holy Trinity and Christ Church.Q.
Homeward Legal recommend that all purchasers in Cheltenham arrange a RICS survey. There can be a range of defects that can affect a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover, such as subsidence.Q.
Environmental searches applied for by a Cheltenham solicitor should also include a more informative search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.
Sometimes buyers converse with a local resident for more local history or regional Gloucestershire flood repair builder, try: Gooch Group, Unit 40 Gloucester Rd Lansdown Ind Est, Cheltenham, GL51 8PL Tel: 01242 528564.Q.
Most solicitors will suggest that home movers put off arranging removals until after exchange of contracts as commonly a moving date wont have been confirmed. The majority of firms will impose a late cancellation cost . Try G B Liners Ltd, Blaisdon Way, Cheltenham, GL51 0WH Phone: 01242 523785 or Alpine Light Haulage, 22 Albert Place, Cheltenham, GL52 2HW Tel: 01242 581373.