Gloucestershire conveyancing FAQs
What are the council tax bands in Gloucester City Council?
Gloucestershire is situated in Gloucester City Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Gloucestershire?
Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: fees and disbursements.
Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Land Registry fees and land charges. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.
Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Gloucestershire are fixed, so your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees
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I'm buying a home in Gloucestershire - which searches will I need?
The standard pack includes:
- Regulated Local Authority Search
- Environmental Search
- Water search
- Chancel liability insurance
Sometimes the initial search results will recommend specialist searches such as a flood search.
To check the cost of searches on a Gloucestershire house or flat use our conveyancing cost calculator.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Gloucestershire?
Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Buying a leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold property as there are more parties involved.
Varied factors, such as absent freeholders or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.
Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.
Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?
Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold house or flat,compared to the sale of a freehold property.
The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, like management company information and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Delays are usually caused by the time required by to get these documents together.
It can take weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so your lawyer ought to start this process as soon as possible.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Gloucestershire property?
The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Gloucestershire remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.
Our network of solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a variable-rate with the Royal Bank of Scotland or to a two-year discount with the Dudley Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.
Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my Gloucestershire property?
If you wish to gift or transfer your share of a property you jointly own to someone else, you will need a solicitor to complete the 'Transfer of Equity'. For a low fixed fee, Quittance's panel of conveyancing solicitors will handle all the legal work for a equity transfer, and they can also complete remortgage conveyancing work at the same time.
How can Quittance help?
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Gloucestershire, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.
We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.
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