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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.

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    FAQ About Conveyancing in Cheltenham

    The average conveyancing fees in Cheltenham cost £1,390 when buying and £1,340 when selling. The conveyancing process takes approximately 166 days to complete.

    Your conveyancer will arrange searches as part of the conveyancing process. These will shed light on any concerns in and around the area of the property you are looking to buy, enabling you to make an informed decision on the purchase. 

    Why Hire a Cheltenham Conveyancer?

    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:

    • Liaising with the mortgage lenders and other relevant parties
    • Arranging the completion date
    • Organising the exchange of contracts
    • Paying any disbursements, such as Stamp Duty, on your behalf
    • Checking through the contract and raising any enquiries

    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

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Cheltenham?

    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

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Cheltenham?

    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

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Cheltenham?

    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.

    Data taken from Gloucestershire County Council and Geobear's Subsidence Map