Conveyancing Solicitors in Glastonbury

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Conveyancing in Glastonbury

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of property from one person to another, including the preparation and execution of the legal documents, and the registration of the new ownership. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Glastonbury, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Glastonbury and Mendip clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Shepton Mallet and Yeovil

Glastonbury Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Glastonbury

A town in Somerset, Glastonbury is known for its Tor, Glastonbury Abbey, and the annual Glastonbury Festival. Glastonbury is well-served by bus routes to Wells and Yeovil. Glastonbury has a population of approximately 9,000.

Glastonbury house prices

The average price paid for a property in Glastonbury between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Glastonbury (2023/24)

Glastonbury is in Mendip District Council.

What will my Glastonbury solicitor do?

A conveyancer will handle the legal aspects of the transaction. The solicitor will raise questions for the seller's solicitor, order searches, review the lease (if applicable) and ensure that post-purchase requirements, including HMLR registration, are completed.

In addition to standard searches, Glastonbury conveyancing solicitors may carry out a flood risk assessment.

Are you purchasing a home with a mortgage?

When you buy a house, your solicitor also needs to carry out some legal work for the bank or building society that's giving you the mortgage. If your lawyer isn't accepted on your chosen mortgage provider's panel, it may take weeks longer to purchase your property.

More than 100 building societies, banks and lenders have approved our chosen partner solicitors. We can help you complete your Glastonbury transaction smoothly.

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We can also help home movers in Glastonbury with the legal work for:

Buying a house or flat in a conservation area

When purchasing a house or flat in a conservation area, your conveyancing solicitor will check for covenants and restrictions, e.g. easements or street appearance restrictions.

Conservation areas in Glastonbury and the Mendip local authority include:

  • Frome
  • Mells
  • Batcombe

Buying a listed building

Roughly half a million listed buildings exist across the country, 3,219 of which are in Mendip District Council.

Listed buildings in and near to Glastonbury include:

  • Cemetery Lodge, 100 Austin Road, Glastonbury, Mendip, Somerset
  • 2 Cemetery Chapels, Austin Road, Glastonbury, Mendip, Somerset

Buying a listed building is not a decision to be taken lightly. Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will explain to you the obligations imposed by listed property ownership. Examples include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, consent for additions like solar panels and an obligation to use specialist contractors.

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Leasehold property

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The legal work for leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than freehold property as there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to incomplete service charge accounts.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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Selling a property in Glastonbury

For the sale of a property in Glastonbury, the solicitor will assemble all essential documents, such as the title deeds and ID forms.

The role of a conveyancer acting for the seller includes handling obstacles like a defective lease and answering the buyer's solicitor's enquiries.

Your solicitor will work with both sides, including estate agents and banks or building societies, to confirm that the transfer of ownership is completed successfully.

I am selling a leasehold property in Glastonbury - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is a great deal more specialised than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Glastonbury will usually undertake extra work, which could include collating all relevant freeholder information, through to ascertaining if the incoming lessee (i.e. the seller) is required to buy a share in the building's management company.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

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Remortgage conveyancing

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (25 June, 2024)

Before you instruct a remortgage solicitor, you should confirm that your lawyer is able to act for your bank or building society.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are on the legal panels of over 100 mortgage lenders. Whether you are switching to a 2-year fixed rate from Metro Bank or moving to a first time buyer mortgage with Darlington Building Society, we can help take care of the legal side.

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Transferring Equity

Whether you are adding a new partner to your property's title, gifting a property or tax planning for the future, you'll need the help of a transfer of equity solicitor. Your conveyancer will deal with the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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What are typical Glastonbury conveyancing fees?

Solicitors' fees

These fees are paid to your lawyer for the tasks they complete. The conveyancing quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Disbursements

Your conveyancing quote should also itemise required third-party costs, or disbursements, including Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a plan search.

Are the conveyancing fees fixed?

Make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote, if you are comparing quotes. Some firms list extra charges in their terms and conditions, leading to a higher-than-expected final bill.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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