Compare My Move can connect you with up to 5 verified and trusted conveyancing solicitors in the Cheltenham area, saving you up to 70% on your conveyancing fees. Our dedicated team ensures that all licensed conveyancers undergo our thorough verification process and that they are regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS or LSNI prior to joining us as a partner.
Your conveyancer is responsible for the legal side of your property purchase, but they are also tasked with organising essential searches on the property and surrounding land. These searches review concerns including the risk of flooding, radon gas, ground stability and contaminated land concerns which could have an impact on your future Cheltenham home.
Ross Coates Solicitors
Ross Coates Solicitors, Unit 5-7 Alpha Business Park, Ipswich, IP1 5LT
Ross Coates Solicitors have over 25 years providing our professional and trusted residential conveyancing service across Wales and England.
Alexander Grace Law
A G Law, 7 Kestrel Court, Burnley, BB11 5NA
Alexander Grace Law is an award-winning residential conveyancer, winning ESTAS Best Conveyancer in the North West and County in both 2018 and 2019.
"They were on top of matters. The team were always helpful and kept me informed on most issues. The only slight criticism is I found it hard sometimes to actually speak to someone on the phone which may well be a fault of mine as I am not good with online communication but we got through it."
Connect2law, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PR
Muve Conveyancers are proud to provide our expert conveyancing service across England and Wales.
"Fathima Nusra and Ann Caldera , were very helpful .There help was invaluable, they pushed and chased to get our completion on time .Thank you "
Moving Direct Property
Suffolk Enterprise Centre, Felaw Maltings, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ
Moving Direct Property can offer an expert and professional conveyancing service all across the UK. We specialise in helping with the sale of a property.
My Home Move Conveyancing
My Home Move Ltd, 5 Barton Close, Leicester, LE19 1SJ
At My Home Move Conveyancing, we understand that buying, selling and remortgaging a house can be a stressful process - that is why we provide professional conveyancing services to make the process clearer, easier and better for every client.
"They were perfectly fine, under the actual conveyancing firm came along - and they were dreadful"
16 Prescot Street, London, E1 8AZ
Based in London, Ackroyd Legal are proud to provide their conveyancing services across the whole of the UK. Born from one of the fastest-growing, city-based law firms in recent times, brings together the best of the best.
Eden Conveyancing, Unit 7.19, Paintworks, Bristol, BS4 3EA
Eden Conveyancing are proud to help with the legal side of selling and buying a house.
Le Gros Solicitors
Le Gros Solicitors, 22 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BY
Le Gros Solicitors are Cardiff-based conveyancers serving clients across England and Wales in areas such as London, Manchester, and Liverpool. We were established in 2011 and our experienced staff offer services across the residential and commercial sectors.
BRM Legal Ltd
, 103 Colmore Row , Birmingham, B3 3AG
Our experienced team of professionals here at BRM Legal Ltd have a wealth of knowledge and combined expertise to support you effectively in all matters relating to property law and conveyancing.
Henriques Griffiths LLP, 18 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SJ
Henriques Griffiths is a professional and qualified law firm that was established in Bristol in 1973.
The main role of your conveyancer will be to complete the legal side of the transaction on your behalf. This means they will explain any legal jargon you don't understand, conduct vital conveyancing searches and ensure all documents are correctly completed.
Here are some of the other duties you can expect your conveyancer to carry out:
Over the last year, 2,356 existing properties and 43 new build properties were sold in Cheltenham, according to the UK House Price Index. Detached and terraced properties saw the highest yearly increase in price, both rising by 11.5% in June 2021.
Data taken from UK House Price Index
As the average house price in Cheltenham is £369,639, we calculated the average conveyancing costs at £1,390 when buying a freehold property and £1,560 when purchasing a leasehold home. If you're selling property instead, the average cost is £1,340 for freehold homes and £1,490 for leaseholds.
The final conveyancing cost will be a combination of legal fees, conveyancing search fees and disbursements. However, there are other factors that can impact it, including the location of the property and whether you're buying or selling.
As part of the process, your conveyancer will be expected to arrange a variety of searches to ensure the property is not subject to environmental damage. One crucial search is the full Local Authority Search. In Cheltenham, it costs £153.36 including VAT for CON29 enquiries, according to the Cheltenham Borough Council website.
Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator
According to our research, the conveyancing process takes approximately 166 days to complete in Cheltenham. This is actually 10 days longer than the national average of 156 days.
The entire buying and selling process from the initial listing to completion takes 285 days in Cheltenham. This means the conveyancing process takes over half of the timeline. It's a fairly complicated process which is why it's advised you hire an experienced and professional conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor.
The length of time of your transaction will be dependent on a multitude of factors, such as the difficulty of the case and the location of your property. If you're part of a property chain or are buying or selling a leasehold property, the conveyancing process may take longer due to a higher workload.
Data taken from Get Agent
A crucial part of the conveyancing process is the arrangement of the relevant conveyancing searches. These searches will detect any legal or environmental problems with the property and surrounding land. Some examples of the searches you'll be expected to complete include the Environmental Search and the Water & Drainage Search.
As part of the Environmental Search, a flood risk search will be undertaken. A multi-million-pound alleviation scheme to protect 500 Cheltenham residents from future flooding was completed by Gloucestershire County Council in 2018. This aims to greatly reduce the flood risks to the Whaddon and Oakley areas of Cheltenham.
Ground instability can cause the foundations of a property to become unstable, making the home potentially unsafe to live in. This can also result in the property rapidly decreasing in value. Geobear's subsidence map shows evidence of subsidence in the town of Cheltenham, although not to the extent of cities such as Bristol and Birmingham.