Home to a magnificent cathedral, the site of Henry III's coronation and the country's largest stained glass window, the city of Gloucester is also a port with a historic dockland area and the most inland RNLI lifeboat in the UK.
Gloucester features a wide range of affordable housing from Regency mansions to modern apartments with view of the cathedral. With child-friendly activities, family support services and the Cotswolds on its doorstep, Gloucester was recently voted one of the best places in the UK for young families to live.Back to top
Gloucester conveyancing FAQs
What are the council tax bands in Gloucester City Council?
Gloucester is situated in Gloucester City Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Gloucester?
Conveyancing fees are comprised of the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.
Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Stamp Duty and bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.
Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Gloucester are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Gloucester home move
Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.
Will I need property searches when buying a property in Gloucester?
Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Gloucester conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take
Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing a leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold house because there is more to prepare and the landlord or managing agent are involved.
Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or incomplete managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.
Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.
What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Gloucester?
The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more protracted in comparison with a freehold house.
Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Gloucester, including collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.
To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is highly recommended that you instruct a conveyancer as early in the process as possible, and potentially before marketing the property,.
I am remortgaging a property in Gloucester - do I need a solicitor?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Gloucester can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.
Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the NatWest or to a repayment mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, we can assist.