Find out more about conveyancing in Gloucestershire
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Gloucestershire, you will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you. Our property lawyers have many years’ experience helping home buyers and sellers in Gloucestershire, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Conveyancing in Gloucestershire: A mover's guide
Home to the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire is the ultimate escape to the country destination.
With a host of market towns and delightful golden-stone villages to choose from, this south-west county does not disappoint.
Whatever type of new home you have in mind, read on for all the detail you'll need about conveyancing in Gloucestershire.
What does conveyancing in Gloucestershire involve?
Conveyancing is the term used for the process of buying and selling property, including all the paperwork and legal formalities for buying, selling, remortgaging and transferring equity. When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Gloucestershire, they will start the process, including requesting searches, negotiating the price, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal works only with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in Gloucestershire. Find out more about our conveyancing services here.
How do I get a quote conveyancing in Gloucestershire?
Use our online quote builder to get a quote for conveyancing in Gloucestershire on screen in minutes. All we need is some information about your transaction, about you and the property. Our team are also available seven days a week on . Or, if you prefer, ask for a callback at a time more convenient to you.
Why should I choose a Gloucestershire conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
We offer first-class customer service and competitive quotes for all Gloucestershire conveyancing. Here are some other good reasons to choose Homeward Legal:
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Gloucestershire will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- We only work with conveyancing solicitors regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
- We never use complicated or unnecessary jargon but always explain the conveyancing process in plain English.
- Our offer of no-completion protection offer ensures you do not lose out if your transaction fails to complete for any reason.
- We always put the customer first, and with hundreds of positive Trustpilot reviews, customer satisfaction is high.
*Your quote from Homeward Legal will cover common conveyancing costs in line with the information you've provided to us. Depending on the specific circumstances of your transaction, and after discussion with your solicitor, there may be additional non-standard fees which would be in addition to the fee quoted by Homeward Legal.
How much does conveyancing cost in Gloucestershire?
There is no one-price-fits-all for conveyancing in Gloucestershire. Each transaction is unique, and the final bill will depend on factors such as the value of the property involved. A Gloucestershire conveyancing transaction for a property purchase will include solicitors' and Land Registry fees and costs for a surveyor and Stamp Duty Land Tax***. The final bill will also include fees for searches and bank transfers. For an idea of conveyancing costs in Gloucestershire, check out our thorough guide to average conveyancing fees.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday of up to £500,000 ended on the 30th June 2021. However, there is still temporary relief in place until 31st September 2021 up to £250,000, with the stamp duty rate ranging from 2% to 12% of the purchase price in England and Northern Ireland. After then, stamp duty will revert back to the normal threshold of £125,000.
The conveyancing process explained
Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.
Where are Gloucestershire's best home-mover destinations?
Gloucester's biggest towns are among its biggest draw. The likes of Cirencester, Tewkesbury and Stroud compete with the county town itself as the best place for culture, food and nightlife. Fans of horse racing may find Cheltenham irresistible.
Out in the country, however, is where Gloucestershire appeal really begins to shine. Head down winding lanes to villages such as Coln St Adwyns, Northleach and Adlestrop for country cottages made of the iconic yellow stone of the Cotswolds.
How much does an average property cost in Gloucestershire?
The popularity of the Cotswolds and the immense appeal of the likes of Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester ensure that property prices in Gloucestershire are among the highest in the south-west. According to the most recent figures from the Land Registry, the average sold price of a property in Gloucestershire in 2020 is £274,419. The average property in Cheltenham is £280,570, leaping to £397,826 in Cotswold District Council's area.
Is conveyancing in Gloucestershire slower when buying a leasehold property?
There is no doubt that, occasionally, conveyancing for leasehold in Gloucestershire can proceed a little more slowly. This is because your solicitor must make specific enquiries about the lease from the freeholder or landowner. The transaction cannot be completed without information on how long the lease has left to run and other crucial details. Our guide to buying leasehold explains all you need to know.
Is there an increased flood risk for property in Gloucestershire?
Every area of England has experienced more heavy rainfall and storms recently, causing flash floods and other issues. Wherever you are buying, ask your Gloucestershire conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search. You can also look at the useful resources at the Environment Agency's guide to flood risk across England.
What searches do I need for Gloucestershire conveyancing?
Your Gloucestershire conveyancing solicitor will explain the conveyancing searches needed for your property purchase. Here are some of the most important:
- Mining search: Gloucestershire's historic mining industry means this search is vital for revealing the presence of old mine shafts and tunnels.
- Local authority search: Important for planning and information on conservation areas, such as the Cotswolds villages and Cirencester.
- Environmental search: Reveals details of contaminated land and pollution, usually former industrial sites and brownfield land development.
- Chancel repair liability search: A rare historic relating to responsibility for repairs to the local Church of England.
Did you know?
Cirencester was the second city of Roman Britain, known as Corinium, and home to one of the largest Roman amphitheatres in the country. The amphitheatre could hold around 8,000 spectators in its gladiatorial pomp.
The spa town of Cheltenham was created when pigeons were discovered pecking at salt crystals in a local meadow. Royal patronage soon followed in the shape of King George III.
Make conveyancing in Gloucestershire easy with Homeward Legal
Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Gloucestershire, conveyancing can seem complicated. Here at Homeward Legal, we ensure your conveyancing is simple and effective every time. Get a quote online or call us on . You can also request a callback at a time that suits you.
Towns and districts within this county include:
Abbeymeads, Almondsbury, Badminton, Bishops-Cleeve, Blakeney, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Chipping-Campden, Chipping-Sodbury, Cinderford, Cirencester, Coleford, Cotswolds, Drybrook, Dursley, Dymock, Emersons-Green, Fairford, Forest-of-Dean, Frampton-Cotterell, Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucester, Hanham, Highnam, Kingswood, Lechlade, Longhope, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Moreton-In-Marsh, Nailsworth, Newent, Northleach, Oldland, Quedgeley, Stoke-Gifford, Stonehouse, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud, Tetbury, Tewkesbury, Thornbury, Wick, Winchcombe, Winterbourne, Wotton-under-Edge, Yate