Conveyancing in Kingswood

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Conveyancing Solicitors Kingswood

We are a national panel of property lawyers delivering top notch conveyancing legal services for Kingswood buyers and sellers. We promise a competitive fixed cost conveyancing service comes with no nasty surprises which helps remove any uncertainty from the spiralling cost of moving. Gloucestershire has a large choice of conveyancing property lawyers, but we feel that none can beat us on our level of service.

Kingswood House Price Data

South Gloucestershire House Prices (in £1000's)
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House values have risen in South Gloucestershire. Property purchases averaged £181, 525 (source: http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/), a change of 2% compared to 2012.

House prices generally are predicted to rise this year. Causes of the active property market include the extended Help to Buy scheme. Experts are warning of a bubble. A correction may be due within a few years.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Purchase - Falcon Way, Basildon, SS16, £390,000
  • Freehold Sale - Timbermans View, Basildon, Essex, SS16, £160,000
  • Freehold Sale - Ingaway, Basildon, SS16, £168,000
  • Freehold Purchase - Codenham Green, Kingswood, Basildon, Essex, SS16, £170,995
  • Freehold House Purchase - Hollybank, Langdon Hills, Essex, SS16, £199,000

Kingswood Solicitors Legal Fees

In-Deed's fixed fee quotes mean no additional fees to worry about for your Kingswood move.

Far too many firms sneak fees in the small print in their estimate. Things to look into may include costs for BACS transfers or for the removal of a registered caution or restriction at the land registry.

Compare conveyancing quotes from Kingswood solicitors

Often conveyancing property lawyers quotes are just "estimates". Why not read our practical list of common additional fees that shows you what you need to be aware of in the fine print when you look for any hidden costs for example fee for calculating service charge arrears .

Kingswood Local Government and Council Tax

Kingswood is in South Gloucestershire Council which is under no overall political control. Council Tax bandings for 2013\2014 are: Band A - £1, 026, Band B - £1, 197, Band C - £1, 368, Band D - £1, 539, Band E - £1, 881, Band F - £2, 223, Band G - £2, 565, Band H - £3, 079.

Living in Kingswood

Kingswood is situated in Gloucestershire in South West England and is around 17 miles from the county administrative centre of Gloucester. Chavenage, Dyrham Park and Owlpen Manor are included among popular attractions. The Chase Inn, the Kingswood Colliers and the Black Horse are some of the local pubs. Shops in the area include Parsons Bakery and Kingswood Farm Shop butchers.

Guide to your conveyancing process in Kingswood

  1. Choosing a quote for the legal work - Although it is technically possible to perform the legal process yourself, most of us have neither the technical expertise nor the time, and opt to instruct a solicitor. Do not focus on the big headline fee. Many low fee quotes might have hidden costs included in terms and conditions.

  2. Instructing a solicitor - At the point you have ascertained which company's quote you wish to accept the next step is to formally instruct them. To do this you need to scour the small print accompanying the quote for any hidden charges like costs for CHAPS transfers , before signing them.

  3. Post-instruction stage - This document confirms title deed information, the price, and the deposit, and is sent to the buyers property lawyer from the sellers. Following receipt of the property information questionnaire (PIQ), further enquiries will be raised.

  4. Instruct your Chartered Surveyor to check the property - A home survey is required to help spot any issues including thermal movement and rising damp. Interlocking clay tiles are an example of a local thing affecting Gloucestershire.

  5. Conveyancing searches in Kingswood - Environmental, Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability and Local Authority are the four common searches. These review numerous issues including enforcement actions for a breach of planning permission.

  6. Exchange of contracts - Contracts are exchanged, and the buyer pays the agreed deposit (usually 0.1 of the price, but this is negotiable).

  7. Completion - This takes place when the sellers solicitor has confirmed that they have received the balance of the purchase price, and the purchaser can then collect the keys.

Help to Buy Conveyancing

Over 17, 000 households acquired a new home with the help of the Help to Buy schemes already. There are two Help to Buy schemes, the Equity Loan and Mortgage Guarantee. Each aims to help home movers with a deposit of 5%, but are otherwise quite different. The Equity Loan comprises a 20% equity loan from the Government, which can be repaid at any time. The Mortgage Guarantee enables lenders to offer up to a 95% mortgage.

Contact the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent if you would like additional information regarding the scheme.

Professional property lawyers for a remortgage on a Kingswood property

Are you remortgaging a flat or house in Kingswood? Our specialist team have developed the latest technologies which enable our SRA regulated solicitors to provide a fast and very personalised legal service. In-Deed's conveyancing lawyers can act on all lender panels from JPMorgan Chase Bank to Northern Rock.

Online Conveyancing

There has been much written about the advertised advantages of online conveyancing, such as email and SMS updates and casetracking.

In truth, a key part of a faster conveyancing transaction is a communicative solicitor, irrespective of the technology they use. With In-Deed's solicitors, buyers and sellers have the advantage of both 21st Century online conveyancing and also the assistance of an experienced conveyancing solicitor.