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Find a Cheltenham Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Cheltenham? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Cheltenham transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cheltenham

My son-in-law is purchasing a house that has just been built in Cheltenham with a mortgage from TSB. His solicitor has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?

The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the TSB conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the TSB conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

How up to date is your search tool for Cheltenham conveyancing solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel? Do UBS send you an updated list?

Cheltenham conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the UBS conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from UBS directly.

Please explain the implications if my solicitor is removed from the Yorkshire BS Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Cheltenham?

The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business premises in Cheltenham and how can you help?

The particular law that you refer to gives security of tenure to commercial tenants, giving them the a statutory right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Cheltenham is one of the hundreds of locations in which the firms we work with are based

We are contemplating using a web based solicitor as opposed to a Cheltenham conveyancing practice. Should I ‘stay local’?

There are advantages of having the opportunity to attend a local Cheltenham conveyancing solicitor for example

  • signing documents and and when necessary
  • having one on one explanations of things that need explaining
  • the ability to raise concerns if things go pear-shaped

When checking fees, look out for hidden extras. The majority decent Cheltenham high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Often online agents appear to offer discounted fees, but have burried 'extras' in the small print.

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