Are the BSA intent on creating a searchable register to to identify solicitors on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel for example in Aberystwyth?
We would not expect to be advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a tool.
Is it necessary to take out insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when buying a house in Aberystwyth?
Unless a previous purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you may expect solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Aberystwyth to continue to recommend a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.
I have todaybecome aware that Wolstenholmes have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Aberystwyth for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I check that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest way to see if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Aberystwyth conveyancing specialists.
What tools are available to locate a Aberystwyth law firm on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel upto 25miles to meet the solicitor.
Feel free to make use of the facility on this website. Please choose the bank and your location and you will see a number of Aberystwyth conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some Aberystwyth conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can ring them to see whether they are on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd member panel
My husband and I are novice buyers - had an offer accepted, but the property agent informed us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we appoint the agent's preferred lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a family solicitor used to conveyancing in Aberystwyth
It is unlikely the vendors are behind this. If they want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious buyer is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Contact the vendors directly and explain that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to use your own,trusted Aberystwyth conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn their estate agent a kickback or achieve conveyancing thresholds demanded by HQ.
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to be perfect, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have since discovered that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Aberystwyth. Conveyancing solicitors have are about to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?
Most houses in Aberystwyth are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Aberystwyth so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Aberystwyth conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the landlord’spermission to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your conveyancer will appraise you on the various issues.
Aberystwyth Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries before buying
It would be wise to discover as much as you can regarding the company managing the building as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are often in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to day to day matters such as the cleanliness of the common parts. Ask other people what they think of them. Finally, investigate as to the dates that the service fees are due to the managing agents and precisely how they are spending that money. What prohibitions exist in the Aberystwyth Lease? How much is the ground rent and service charge?