By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"Working in partnership is the key to an less stressful home move."
If you are selling or buying a home in Gloucester, you will have to instruct a solicitor to look after the legal work for your move.
Homeward Legal's network of solicitors have a wealth of experience of conveyancing in Gloucester and all over Gloucestershire and our proactive approach means we move you in the shortest possible time.
Our property lawyers perform all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed cost.
You will not be charged any conveyancing solicitors fees, if your Gloucestershire move does not complete.
With Gloucester and Gloucestershire conveyancing expertise, your property lawyer will guide you through the details of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
It is important to appoint a solicitor to look after the legal side of things for the purchase or sale of your Gloucester property.
The wealth of conveyancing experience in Gloucester and all over Gloucestershire of Homeward Legal’s solicitors in addition to the pragmatism in our approach means we move you in the shortest time possible.
It is unfortunate that many firms state that they offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', while additional costs are often hiding in small print. These caveats are often not read by sellers and buyers who are likely to be in a hurry. Such extra charges need to be fair and clearly stated. At Homeward Legal, we never hide any costs, and our quotes offer 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.
Buyers should be alerted to the fact that some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean increased legal costs for house purchasers. Homeward Legal are able to act on behalf of many mortgage lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay legal fees for your lender's solicitor. Give us a call to discuss your needs with our experts.
Homeward Legal’s conveyancing team have frequently been appointed for both buyers and vendors at auction. Our team of specialist solicitors has previously been instructed by numerous successful bidders at local auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London. Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions, and Drivers Norris. Knowledgeable auction buyers understand that the process will be much smoother if they engage their conveyancer as promptly as possible for a detailed review of all the legal documents well before the day of the auction. After the auction, your lawyer will complete the legal work within 4 weeks, as this is a legal requirement for auction sales.
For some legal firms, it may not be clear if an itemised charge is a fee or a disbursement. The costs for searches are disbursements and not fees, and this expense is passed on to the buyer at cost. At Homeward Legal, our straightforward approach to detailing the conveyancing quote makes the distinction completely clear. Call our skilled conveyancing team on 0800 038 6699 to arrange a fixed-fee quote, backed up by our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.
Most lenders in Gloucester are on our Gloucester solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include:
Conveyancing, on average, can be notoriously slow, with the time needed to complete everything being between one and three months. Unfortunately, the duration of buying or selling residences can vary a great deal. The length of time is predicated on several issues which may affect the smoothness of the transaction (e.g. if a third party is slow to respond, or someone in the chain is waiting to confirm a mortgage application). With the experienced solicitors at Homeward Legal, every purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service, using solicitors who are highly proactive. We aim to complete the conveyancing work within six weeks.
When you instruct your conveyancing solicitor, they will initiate a set of standard searches. The environmental search includes the assessment of the risk of flooding at your Gloucester house. If the flood risk is deemed significant enough, a more in-depth search at Landmark will be requested. Property purchasers sometimes speak to a future neighbour for added assurance if they are still concerned about the level of risk.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rate that will be due will depend on the property's value (i.e. the price it was bought for). SDLT is triggered once the purchase price goes over £125,000. An example of the duty owed would a charge of £2,419 on a property bought for £245,950. Note that the government’s budgeting and housing policies may change the rate or the trigger value. You might wish to use a stamp duty calculator like the one at www.stampdutycalculator.org.uk.