Conveyancing Solicitors in Lydney

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Conveyancing in Lydney

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 Lydney, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Lydney and throughout Forest of Dean 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, Gloucester and Stroud

Lydney Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Lydney

Situated in Gloucestershire on the west bank of the River Severn, Lydney, with its stunning harbour and Lydney Park gardens, offers an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts. The Dean Forest Railway enhances its historical charm, making it a captivating rural retreat.

Lydney house prices

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

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Council Tax in Lydney (2023/24)

Lydney is in Forest of Dean District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,410.95
B £1,646.11
C £1,881.27
D £2,116.43
E £2,586.75
F £3,057.06
G £3,527.38
H £4,232.86

What do conveyancing solicitors do?

A conveyancing solicitor guides the buyer through the legal aspects of a home purchase. They will raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, order searches, review the lease (if applicable), and handle post-completion tasks, such as paying SDLT and HMLR registration.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Lydney conveyancing solicitors may undertake flood risk checks due to Severn and Avon rivers, issues related to the Cotswolds AONB and radon gas.

Are you buying a home with a mortgage?

Whether you are buying a listed building or buying a property to rent out, your solicitor must also complete legal work for the bank. If your property lawyer is not on your mortgage provider's panel, your purchase could take significantly longer to complete.

More than 100 mortgage lenders have approved our chosen panel lawyers. We can help you complete your Lydney transaction without delay.

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We can also help Lydney home buyers with the conveyancing for:

Conservation area

When you buy a home in a conservation area, your solicitor will check for restrictions on how you can use the home, e.g. area consents or parking issues.

Conservation areas in Lydney and the Forest of Dean local authority include:

  • Awre
  • Dymock
  • Alvington
  • Lydney
  • Longhope

Buying a listed building

Roughly half a million listed buildings exist across the country, 1,574 of which are in Forest of Dean District Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Lydney include:

  • Former Severn And Wye Railway Tramway Bridge, Station Road, Lydney, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire
  • Monument To Thomas Buck In The Churchyard Circa 5 Metres South Of The Tower Of The Church Of St Mary, Church Road, Lydney, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire
  • Monument To John Bowyer In The Churchyard Circa 12 Metres South Of The Tower Of The Church Of St Mary, Church Road, Lydney, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire
  • Monument To Richard Gill In The Churchyard Circa 3 Metres South Of The South East Corner Of The South Aisle To The Church Of St Mary, Church Road, Lydney, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire
  • Monument To Charles Cauls In The Churchyard Circa 6 Metres South East Of The South East Corner Of The South Aisle To The Church Of St Mary, Church Road, Lydney, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire

Buying and owning a listed building is not for the faint-hearted. Examples of the duties faced by listed property owners include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, consent for additions like solar panels and an obligation to maintain the property's surroundings in a manner consistent with its historic character. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will help you understand what commitments you are making as a listed building owner.

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Leasehold property

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property because there is more to prepare.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an absent freeholder to slow delivery of managing agents' documents.

Leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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Selling a property in Lydney

When selling a property in Lydney, the solicitor will prepare vital paperwork, including the sale contract and ID forms, and will help you answer these forms. The conveyancer will advise on enquiries sent by the buyer's conveyancer, address potential issues and redeem the existing mortgage. Your lawyer will also communicate effectively with the other parties, including estate agents and banks or building societies, so the sale completes quickly.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for leasehold houses or flats usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by the solicitor to get these documents together.

The solicitor ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity, as the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Lydney

The official base rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

You should check the remortgage solicitor you have picked is an approved member of your lender's panel before you instruct your solicitor.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are on all major mortgage lenders' panels. Whether you are changing to a fixed rate mortgage with Nationwide or moving to a guarantor mortgage with Investec Bank, we can help you.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are taking over the share of another owner, estate planning or transferring the ownership of your property to a child, a transfer of equity is required. Your lawyer will complete the legal work for a fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Lydney?

Some of the fees included in conveyancing quotes can be unfamiliar, especially for first time buyers.

Legal fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are what your conveyancing solicitor charges you for the legal work that they complete during your property transaction.

Conveyancing disbursements

Disbursements are third-party expenses incurred during the purchase, sale or other conveyancing transaction. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check for additional fees

Watch out for additional charges, if you are comparing quotes. Some firms include extra costs in their terms and conditions, leading to a higher 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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