Conveyancing Solicitors in Gloucester

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Conveyancing in Gloucester

Conveyancing is the process of preparing legal documents for a property sale, remortgage or lease extension, and transferring legal ownership if the property is being sold. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Gloucester, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Gloucester and Gloucestershire 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: Cheltenham, Filton, Hereford, Yate and Bristol

Gloucester Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Gloucester

Home to a magnificent cathedral, the site of Henry III's coronation and the country's largest stained glass window, the city of Gloucester is also a port with a historic dockland area and the most inland RNLI lifeboat in the UK.

Gloucester features a wide range of affordable housing from Regency mansions to modern apartments with view of the cathedral. With child-friendly activities, family support services and the Cotswolds on its doorstep, Gloucester was recently voted one of the best places in the UK for young families to live.

Gloucester house prices

The average price paid for a property in Gloucester between February and March 2024 was £254,823 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Gloucester (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,366.18
B £1,593.88
C £1,821.57
D £2,049.27
E £2,504.66
F £2,960.06
G £3,415.45
H £4,098.54

What does a Gloucester conveyancing solicitor do?

A property lawyer guides the buyer through the legal aspects of buying a property.

Your lawyer will order property searches, raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, review the lease (if applicable) and fulfil post-completion formalities, including registering the property ownership with the Land Registry.

In addition to standard searches, Gloucester conveyancing solicitors could also undertake flood risk checks due to Severn and Avon rivers, radon gas, and issues related to the Cotswolds AONB.

Will you be taking out a mortgage?

If you are buying with the help of a mortgage, your solicitor will confirm that the property is worth the loan that the lender will provide.

If your solicitor isn't accepted on your bank or building society'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 Gloucester transaction without delay.

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Buying a listed building

Somewhere in the region of half a million listed buildings exist in England and Wales, and around 490 of which are in Gloucester City Council.

Gloucester listed buildings include:

  • 93 And 95 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Folk Museum (Bishop Hoopers Lodging), 99 And 101 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Cider House To East Of Corner Of Folk Museum Courtyard, Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Pin Factory Annexe Of Folk Museum, Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Dick Whittington Tavern, 100 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Buying a listed building is not a decision to be taken lightly. Examples of the duties that listed building owners face include maintenance of historic features, consent for additions like solar panels and a restriction on installing double glazing or modern door designs. Our expert solicitor panel will explain to you the obligations imposed by listed property ownership.

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Purchasing a Shared Ownership house or flat

Shared ownership conveyancing means buying only a share in the property from a social housing provider. While it is a great way to get on the property ladder, shared ownership is more involved. This is because contracts are more complicated, and housing associations work to tight deadlines.

Whether you are buying a shared ownership property or staircasing, your solicitor will walk you through every step of the process.

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Selling property in Gloucester

As part of the property selling process in Gloucester, your conveyancing solicitor will arrange all the necessary documentation, including the various property information forms and the contract of sale.

The lawyer will handle questions from the buyer's side and sort out potential snags.

In order to assure a smooth transfer of ownership, your lawyer will coordinate with all stakeholders, such as agents, lenders and landlords.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Gloucester?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more protracted in comparison with a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Gloucester, including collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is highly recommended that you instruct a conveyancer as early in the process as possible, and potentially before marketing the property.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Gloucester

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (25 June, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor to handle your remortgage, double check your conveyancer's lender panel membership.

Our partner panel solicitors are panel members for all major building societies and banks. Whether you are switching to a fixed rate mortgage from Metro Bank or taking out a lifetime mortgage from Secure Trust Bank, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity in Gloucester

Whether you are gifting a share of a property, inheritance tax planning or adding your spouse to the deeds, you'll need a solicitor to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your conveyancer will deal with the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Gloucester?

Conveyancing legal fees

Your solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes. Conveyancing fees are paid to your conveyancer for the legal services they provide during your property transaction.


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

Check what's included in your quote

Some firms include extra costs in the small print, resulting in a higher final bill. If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, beware of hidden fees or extra charges.

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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