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Conveyancing in Highnam Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Highnam area information

Lassington St Oswald Tower Churches Conservation Trust and Gloucester St Nicholas Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Highnam.

The nearest airport to Highnam is Gloucester Airport. Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 17 miles away and the nearest station to Highnam is Gloucester.

The nearest hospital is Winfield Longford.


How do I get low cost conveyancing in Highnam?


Numerous firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be defined on the quote Any additional fees should be reasonable. They only apply in cases where your solicitor is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


Will our legal charges for our purchase in Highnam cover any supplementary hidden charges?


No. Our solicitors will not charge any hidden fees under any circumstances. Our quotes offer an honest and accurate price the legal costs for your move.


An unexpected event dictate that we have to exchange on the sale of a share of freehold flat within 4 weeks, do Homeward Legal use fast Highnam conveyancers ?


Our company have a very proactive plan of attack to completing the conveyancing process for movers. Our company method is different as we use the very latest practice management systems . Crucially we always allocate you a conveyancing solicitor incentivised to communicate through all parts of the buyer and seller chain .


How is Highnam contaminated land identified when purchasing?

Residential property will be contaminated by a wide range of natural causes. Issues like waste disposal sites will be detailed in an appropriate search.


What is the council tax on a detached Band H home in Highnam?


Your respective council tax band will commonly be given in the report on title along with the governing local authority. The latest council tax charges for Highnam are detailed at the Gloucester council site. Currently, 09 July 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £984.00
  • Band B - £1,148.00
  • Band C - £1,312.00
  • Band D - £1,476.00
  • Band E - £1,804.00
  • Band F - £2,132.00
  • Band G - £2,460.00
  • Band H - £2,952.00


Do Homeward Legal administer the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Highnam?


Our CQS solicitors often act for buyers at auction. Conveyancers strongly encourage bidders to select a SRA regulated lawyer well before the date of the auction to allow sufficient time for a thorough investigation of the documents.

Following the auction day your Homeward Legal lawyer is wholly geared up to completing the purchase within a as tight time frame as usually required .


Will a Highnam solicitor order any property conveyancing searches on the Gloucestershire Fifties semi-detached house I am buying?


The normal procedure is to obtain Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally area-specific searches, like a Flood Risk search.


Do it yourself conveyancing without the help of a Highnam property lawyer is becoming possible when selling a house , but would it be wise ?


Should you desire t do so, you can conceivably conduct the legal work without the help of a proficient Highnam property lawyer .


Of course solicitors would suggest that this is a risky idea as have a go conveyancers will not have suitable professional indemnity insurance which lawyers are required by the Law Society to have.