By Frances Traynor
14th March 2018
"Working in partnership is essential for an less stressful home move."
When selling or buying a home in Gloucestershire, you will need a solicitor to handle legal work .
Our network of solicitors have a wealth of experience of conveyancing in Gloucestershire and all over South West England and our pragmatic approach often means we move you in the shortest possible time.
Our property lawyers handle all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed price.
We do not charge you any property legal fees for buying and selling a home, if for any reason your Gloucestershire house move does not complete.
With their area conveyancing expertise, our property lawyers will guide you through the details of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
Gloucestershire's nearest station is Stroud. The closest airport to Gloucestershire is Gloucester Airport (11 miles s). Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 25 miles away.
Stroud Maternity is a nearby hospital.Q.
Numerous conveyancers purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms, left unread by preoccupied homeowners Any disbursements to be paid should also be included on your conveyancing quote Additional fees found in the terms should be reasonable and be applicable if the lawyer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.Q.
An up-to-date inventory of the condition of conservation areas is assessed by English Heritage. This areas and information are currently viewable at the English Heritage website: Warmley with Siston is noted as very bad with low vulnerability and no significant change, Whitfield Tabernacle is noted as very bad with low vulnerability and unknown.Q.
Some owners in Gloucestershire can be required to contribute towards the cost of repairs to a local church. A chancel search addresses if such a liability exists. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate.
Estate agent referrals are a commonplace route to find a solicitor. Such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as some agents choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.Q.
The solicitor will speak to the relevant council to enquire about the up to date council tax rates, which will then be written in the title report. Correct rates for residents of Gloucestershire are tabled online at the Stroud council website. On 25 October 2012 band rates are:
Traditionally, solicitors could carry out mortgage-related work for most lenders. Over the last two years, some lenders are now reducing the size of their 'solicitor panel', resulting in greater legal costs for buyers if the lender insists upon their own solicitor . We will act for the majority of lenders so that you will not be required to pay legal costs to your lender's solicitor.Q.
Environmental searches conducted by the conveyancer in Gloucestershire will also include the far more detailed search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.
If you remain still apprehensive make enquiries with a neighbour.Q.
Stamp duty is due on houses sold for more than 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty mitigation is not recommended for purchases in Gloucestershire. Such schemes are expensive and very risky.