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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

We are buying our first home. The lawyer has messagedto enquire if we would like to order extra conveyancing searches. As novices we in the dark as to what's recommended for conveyancing in Cheltenham

The type of Cheltenham conveyancing searches should be dictated primarily on the premises, the location, the possibility of any of these risks, your familiarity of the region and risks, your general attitude to risk. What matters is that you adequately appreciate what information each search could provide. Then you can make a decision if you personally think you need that search. Where you are unclear, ask your conveyancing practitioner to guide you.

Is there a search tool that I can use to check that the solicitor conducting my conveyancing in Cheltenham is on the lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for HSBC Bank thus paying £187.00 plus VAT in supplemental legal invoice.

You should make use of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this site. Pick the lender and type ‘Cheltenham’ or your location and you will discover numerous solicitors offices in Cheltenham or nearest you.

How does conveyancing in Cheltenham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Cheltenham contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because developers in Cheltenham usually purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Cheltenham or who has acted in the same development.

What does commercial conveyancing in Cheltenham cover?

Commercial conveyancing in Cheltenham incorporates a wide array of guidance, supplied by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. For example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

I am a negotiator for a long established estate agency in Cheltenham where we have experienced a number of flat sales derailed due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received contradictory information from local Cheltenham conveyancing firms. Can you confirm whether the seller of a flat can start the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Cheltenham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    Is the freehold reversion owned jointly by the tenants? How many years remain on the lease? Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge liability?

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