Conveyancing Solicitors in Stroud

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Conveyancing in Stroud

Conveyancing is the legal process a solicitor follows to ensures the proper transfer of property from one owner to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Stroud, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Stroud and throughout Gloucestershire handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Swindon and Bristol

Stroud Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Stroud

Famous for its rich industrial history and arts scene, Stroud in Gloucestershire, known as 'The Covent Garden of The Cotswolds', is a thriving market town. It hosts an award-winning farmers market and the annual Stroud Fringe Festival, making it a cultural hotspot.

Stroud house prices

The average price paid for a property in Stroud between March and April 2024 was £338,171 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Stroud (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,436.65
B £1,676.09
C £1,915.54
D £2,154.98
E £2,633.86
F £3,112.75
G £3,591.63
H £4,309.96

What will my solicitor do?

During the home purchase, a property lawyer will address all the legal details of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. Your solicitor will order searches, raise questions for the seller, review contracts and handle post-completion tasks, like paying Stamp Duty and registering the property ownership with the Land Registry.

Stroud conveyancing solicitors may undertake flood risk checks due to Severn and Avon rivers, and issues related to the Cotswolds AONB.

Buying a home with a mortgage?

During the house buying process, your solicitor also has to take care of legal matters for your bank or building society. If your conveyancer is not on your bank or building society's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer and incur the cost of an additional solicitor to act for the lender.

We work with solicitors who can represent the vast majority of building societies, banks and lenders, including major banks like HSBC, to smaller lenders like Yorkshire Building Society and NRAM, so your conveyancing will complete sooner.

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

Listed buildings

There are over half a million listed properties across the country, and around 3,390 of which are in Stroud District Council.

Listed buildings in and around Stroud include:

  • Stables 20 Metres North Of The Red House, Stroud Road, Stroud, East Hampshire, Hampshire
  • Freshwater House, Winchester Road, Stroud, Stroud, East Hampshire, Hampshire
  • Avoca, Dursley Road, Cambridge, Gloucester, Gl2 7Ab, Slimbridge, Cambridge, Stroud, Gloucestershire
  • 10-12 Chapel Street, Stroud, Stroud, Gloucestershire
  • Church Of Saint Alban, Parliament Street, Stroud, Stroud, 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 satellite dishes or external lighting and a duty to report finds or discoveries on the property. Our experienced panel of solicitors will discuss with you the additional legal obligations your planned listed building purchase will entail.

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New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing for buying a new build home in Stroud is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Stroud must be able to deal with things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and ICW.

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What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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Selling property in Stroud

When you begin the process to sell a Stroud house or flat, your solicitor will first arrange all the necessary documentation, including the contract of sale and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms.

Duties include responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor, resolving issues like a flying freehold and redeeming the mortgage.

Your solicitor will coordinate with both sides, including agents, lenders and landlords, confirming that the sale of your home completes quickly.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Correct, it can take considerably longer to complete the legal work on leasehold houses or flats, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like management company information and three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time required by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

It can take weeks to collect these details if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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Remortgage in Stroud

The base interest rate is 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

Before you instruct a remortgage solicitor, don't forget to verify your conveyancing solicitor's lender panel status.

Our partner panel solicitors are panel members for all major mortgage lenders. Whether you are switching to a 30-year mortgage from Nationwide or taking out an interest only mortgage from Atom Bank, our experienced conveyancing team can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity

Whether you are buying out an ex-partner, transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children or inheritance tax (IHT) planning, you'll need the help of a transfer of equity specialist. Your conveyancer can handle the legal work for a fixed fee.

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What are typical Stroud conveyancing fees?

Getting an online conveyancing quote takes moments - but understanding what is and isn't included in the quote can be challenging.

Solicitors' fees

These legal fees are paid to your conveyancing solicitor for the work they complete. Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.

Disbursements

Your conveyancing quote should also itemise required third-party costs, or disbursements, including Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check the T's & C's

Watch out for undisclosed fees not included in your original quote, when comparing quotes. Some firms may set out extra costs in their terms and conditions, leading to a final bill that is higher than the original quote.

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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