Cheltenham in Gloucestershire is said to be the most complete regency town in England, is host to several festivals - including racing, music, literature and science, and has been named the UK's best place to raise a family.
The town developed as a spa after the discovery of mineral springs in the early 18th century, and its Georgian houses with symmetrical facades, large windows and high ceilings command high premiums.
More affordable homes are available in outlying areas such as the Reddings and Up Hatherley, redeveloped in the post-war era. To the north of Cheltenham, new homes are being built in Bishop's Cleeve. With good communication transport links to Bristol and London, and the Cotswolds on the doorstep, Cheltenham is a desirable and increasingly popular place in which to live.
Cheltenham conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Cheltenham Borough Council in 2021?
Cheltenham is situated in Cheltenham Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:
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Are Cheltenham conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Cheltenham offer services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.
Your conveyancing solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your house sale or purchase completes.
If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.
I'm purchasing a house in Cheltenham - what searches do I need?
The standard pack includes:
- Regulated Local Authority Search
- Regulated Drainage and Water Search
- Environmental Search
- Chancel liability insurance (if required)
Sometimes the initial search results will recommend specialist searches such as a radon gas search.
To work out the cost of searches on a Cheltenham property you can use our our online conveyancing costs calculator.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Cheltenham?
The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold home as there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.
Causes of numerous delays can range from missing leasehold documents to an absent freeholder.
Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.
Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Cheltenham?
Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more involved than for a freehold house.
Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Cheltenham, such as getting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the insurance policy.
To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a Cheltenham conveyancing solicitor as soon as is practicable.
I am buying a new build property in Cheltenham - what do I need to know?
The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in Cheltenham is more complicated than buying an existing property.
A property lawyer in Cheltenham will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and BOPAS.
I am remortgaging a property in Cheltenham - do I need a solicitor?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Cheltenham will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a two-year discount with the Darlington Building Society, we can assist.
I want to transfer equity in my Cheltenham home - do I need a solicitor?
A 'transfer of equity' will be required if the ownership structure of the Cheltenham property needs to be changed, or if the property is being given (gifted) to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity is different to the purchase or sale of the whole property. Your conveyancing solicitors can carry out the legal work for you for a guaranteed fixed fee. If you intend to remortgage at the same time as the transfer, we can complete the remortgage legal work in parallel.
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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Cheltenham, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.
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