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Gloucestershire Conveyancing: FAQs

Our Gloucestershire conveyancing guide will help answer your conveyancing questions, whether you are buying a home, selling a property, remortgaging or transferring equity.

Buying property in Gloucestershire

What are the Council Tax bands in Gloucester City Council in 2022?

Gloucestershire is situated in Gloucester City Council. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:

Band Gloucester Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,303.42
B £1,520.66
C £1,737.89
D £1,955.13
E £2,389.60
F £2,824.08
G £3,258.55
H £3,910.26

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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.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

Selling property in Gloucestershire

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.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Remortgaging in Gloucestershire

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Gloucestershire property?


The official UK base rate is currently set at 1.25% (June 2022). A good Gloucestershire remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

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, a remortgage solicitor can assist.

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Transferring equity in Gloucestershire

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, Your conveyancing solicitor will handle all the legal work for a equity transfer, and they can also complete remortgage conveyancing work at the same time.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Gloucestershire

What are conveyancing disbursements?

Legal fees, such as the gifted deposit fee and mortgage fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like Telegraphic Transfer (TT) fee or Lawyer Checker fee.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Gloucestershire home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Gloucestershire property lawyers FAQs

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 property searches. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your legal fees for buying or selling a house in Gloucestershire are fixed, so your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Gloucestershire property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Gloucestershire sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

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.

Leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Gloucestershire and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

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