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Conveyancing Solicitors Highnam

In-Deed conveyancing is a nationwide conveyancing company offering leading edge conveyancing legal services for residential property buyers and sellers in Highnam.

We offer conveyancing on a No Completion, No Fee basis meaning you wont have to cover any fees until you move. Here at In-Deed we offer top notch SRA regulated solicitors for your Highnam sale or purchase and a great legal service to get you moving as quickly as possible.

Highnam House Prices

Gloucestershire House Prices (in £1000's)
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Property prices in Gloucestershire have risen over the last four years. Property purchases averaged £174, 516, based on Land Registry data in October 2013.

Average house prices nationwide are likely to continue to rise throughout this year. Help to Buy is among factors behind the active property market. Property pundits are warning of a bubble. A slowdown is expected within years.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Purchase - Old Tewkesbury Road, Gloucester, GL2, £182,000
  • Freehold Sale - The Causeway, Gloucester, GL2, £295,000
  • Freehold House Purchase - Meadowleaze, Long Levans, Gloucester, GL2, £124,995
  • Freehold Sale - Overbrook Road, Hardwicke, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2, £110,000
  • Freehold Sale - Meadowleaze, Longlevens, GL2, £138,000

Conveyancing Solicitor Fees In Highnam

If you are buying and selling a property and need a residential property lawyer that covers Highnam, we offer a guaranteed fixed quote with no additional extras.

All too commonly solicitors conceal fees in the T's and C's of their quote. Additional fees to be wary of often include fees for completing the stamp duty tax return or for when the gap between exchange of contracts and completion is less than an arbitrary amount of time.

Comparing conveyancing quotes from Highnam solicitors

The way to approach comparing Highnam solicitors quotes is to sift through the terms of the quote for any additional costs. See our practical guide which assists you with what to search for in the quote when hunting for any hidden additional fees , such as indemnity insurance arrangement fee .

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Local Government and Council Tax for Highnam

Highnam is in South Gloucestershire Council which is under no overall political control. The council tax brackets for the tax year 2013\2014 are as follows; Band A - £987, Band B - £1, 151, Band C - £1, 316, Band D - £1, 480, Band E - £1, 809, Band F - £2, 138, Band G - £2, 467, Band H - £2, 961.

Living in Highnam

Highnam is situated in Gloucestershire in South West England and is roughly 2.5 miles from Gloucester, the county administrative centre of Gloucestershire. Gloucester Cathedral and Gloucester Waterways Museum are included among local points of interest. Highnam-area shops include Pasty Presto bakery and Gurney's Butchers. Pubs in the area include the Highnam Toby Carvery in OVER.

Guide to the legal work

  1. Obtaining a quote for your conveyancing - The first step in the legal process is finding a conveyancing solicitor to carry out the work.

  2. Getting a solicitor - When you have worked out which property lawyer you would like to do the legal procedure for your Highnam home move you will need to appoint them. To do this you should check the solicitors terms of engagement for further fees e.g. fees for stamp duty land tax form completion , before consenting to them.

  3. Pre-contract - The purchasers property lawyer negotiates the draft contract with the sellers lawyer. Also pre-contract enquires are carried out. The final draft is agreed, and a date may be set for completion.

  4. Book your Chartered Surveyor to look at your new home - A competent local RICS Surveyor with experience on property in Highnam will establish if there are any structural problems like wood boring insects and obvious legal breaches. Interlocking clay tiles are also a known regional thing common in Gloucestershire.

  5. Searches in Highnam - Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Water, and Chancel Liability are the basic searches required by mortgage lenders. These searches investigate matters including details of conservation area controls.

  6. Exchange of contracts - When the seller and purchaser are satisfied with the contract, both sides sign. The buyer then transfers through their conveyancing solicitor the deposit (in most cases 0.1 of the sale price).

  7. Completion - The sellers deeds are handed over to the purchaser, once payment of remaining funds, less the deposit paid on exchange is made. Keys to the property may the be picked up.

  8. Post Completion - When you have the keys, the conveyancing solicitor still has loose ends to finish including storing the deeds.

Purchasing with Help to Buy

In order to qualify for Help to Buy, the house being bought must be your main residence and you may not have an interest in another property.

For more information regarding Help to Buy, get in touch with the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent.

Specialist property lawyers for your Highnam remortgage

Are you looking into remortgaging your house or flat in Highnam? Our Solicitors proactive approach means shorter completion times which often save you a mortgage payment at the higher rate. Our specialist team of CQS solicitors can act on all banks and building society panels, from Yorkshire Building Society to Cheshire Building Society.

Online Conveyancing Quote

Tools such as email and SMS updates and casetracking are advertised as the secret to faster, cheaper conveyancing.

In reality, the secret to a faster conveyancing transaction is a proactive solicitor, regardless of the software they use. Home movers enjoy, working with our solicitors, the benefit of both online conveyancing technology and additionally the guidance of a dedicated, high street conveyancing solicitor.