Why would one use a Gloucester conveyancing solicitors firm when online conveyancers are more affordable?
To take your time to find contrast conveyancing costs in Gloucester and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t be focused with hunting for the lowest priced Gloucester conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a stressful home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist lawyer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. Our partner firms will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of personalised service that you rarely receive from an web based conveyancer. He or She will inform you as to headway making sure that you are regularly updated. If you ever need to contact the firm you will know who to ask for and they will ensure you're not left wondering what's going on.
We are downsizing from our home in Gloucester and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Gloucester conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using an internet conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Gloucester. Having lived in Gloucester for 5 years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get clarification need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. What do they say? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Gloucester?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Gloucester. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Gloucester is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Gloucester are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Gloucester you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Gloucester may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
Two months into purchasing a house in Gloucester. Conveyancing solicitor has called to say the title is "Leasehold". Does this adversely affect the marketability of the property?
Gloucester conveyancing does not in most situations involve leasehold houses. The crucial consideration here is the length of lease and the ground rent. If it's 999 years with a nominal rent, it's almost the same as freehold, so it shouldn't impact the marketability too much.
At the other end of the spectrum, if it's, say, 50 years it is bound to have a material impact on the value, and probably wouldn't be mortgageable. The length of lease and ground rent will be specified in the lease provided to your conveyancing practitioner.