We are planning to acquire a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Cheltenham who is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Nottingham . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Cheltenham.
How does conveyancing in Cheltenham differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Cheltenham approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because new home sellers in Cheltenham tend to buy the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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.
In sourcing the web for the term on line conveyancing in Cheltenham it shows results of numerous conveyancersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the suitable property lawyer for me?
The preferential method of finding the right conveyancer is through a trusted referral, so ask colleagues and family who have bought a property in Cheltenham or the reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Cheltenham vary, so it's advisable to obtain a minimum of three estimates from different solicitors. Be sure to secure confirmation that the fees are fixed.
Back In 2005, I bought a leasehold house in Cheltenham. Conveyancing and Virgin Money mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing practitioner in Cheltenham who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Cheltenham conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Cheltenham - Examples of Questions you should ask before Purchasing
What is the length of the lease? Who takes charge for maintaining and repairing the building? What is the service charge and ground rent on the flat?
Are all Cheltenham conveyancers on every bank conveyancing panel?
The Lexsure search tool on this page may be of use or you can drop into your local lender branch in Cheltenham. the probability is that they will know some good conveyancing solicitors in Cheltenham