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Logical reasons to let us assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Aberystwyth

  • 1 Chances are that the other side’s conveyancers are based in Aberystwyth - if so both parties are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Aberystwyth
  • 3 Aberystwyth conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Aberystwyth conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Aberystwyth is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Aberystwyth conveyancers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Aberystwyth since July 2022*

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of apartment Terrace Road SY23 2AP, at the agreed consideration of £166,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

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of flat Plas Yr Afon SY23 1DD, at sale consideration of £210,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of semi-detached property, Dinas Terrace, SY23 1BT completing on 04/07/2022 at a price of £256,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of house residence, Maesheli, SY23 1TB completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £165,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Aberystwyth

My fiance’s dad is a conveyancing practitioner. I am hopeful that I will be offered mate’s fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what kind of costs should I be paying for conveyancing in Aberystwyth?

It’s a good idea to request two or three conveyancing quotes. Make use of our search tool on this page. You will notice that estimates may be different but service levels do are distinct between law firms as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.

Should lawyers request money up-front for my conveyancing in Aberystwyth?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Aberystwyth your solicitor will request that you to provide them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the deposit is as part of the purchase price then this will be needed immediately prior to exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is due should be transferred a few days ahead of the day of completion.

I have todaybecome aware that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Aberystwyth for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest method to check if the property 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.

How does conveyancing in Aberystwyth differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Aberystwyth contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because builders in Aberystwyth usually purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Aberystwyth or who has acted in the same development.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Aberystwyth. Conveyancing and Barnsley Building Society mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Aberystwyth who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

First contact HMLR to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Aberystwyth conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I am the registered owner of a 1st floor flat in Aberystwyth, conveyancing having been completed in 2012. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar flats in Aberystwyth with an extended lease are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2077

You have 55 years left to run the likely cost is going to be between £31,400 and £36,200 plus legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

My step-son is about to join the property ladder, he had his mortgage in principle. One the seller agreed the offer on the house we rang the mortgage institution to issue the formal offer. We were shocked to discover that banks do not accept all lawyer, they must be on their panel, is this right?

Banks ordinarily restrict either the type or the number of conveyancing practices on their approved list of lawyers. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Aberystwyth conveyancer on their panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, conveyancing is not their speciality. To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime? Probably not.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Aberystwyth regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Aberystwyth but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Brunton & Co, 6 Upper Portland Street, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, SY23 2DU
  • Humphrey Roberts & Bott, 1 Alfred Place, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2BS
  • Morris And Bates Limited, Swyddfa Morris & Bates, Ffordd Alexandra, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, SY23 1PT
  • David James & Company, 15 Eastgate, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, SY23 2AR
  • Powell Davies Solicitors Limited, Market Chambers, 27 Eastgate, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2AR

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Aberystwyth regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Aberystwyth practicing in commercial conveyancing in Aberystwyth. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Brunton & Co, 6 Upper Portland Street, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, SY23 2DU
  • Humphrey Roberts & Bott, 1 Alfred Place, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2BS
  • Morris And Bates Limited, Swyddfa Morris & Bates, Ffordd Alexandra, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, SY23 1PT
  • Powell Davies Solicitors Limited, Market Chambers, 27 Eastgate, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2AR

Planning law solicitors in Aberystwyth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Aberystwyth specialising in planning law. This may include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Morris And Bates Limited, Swyddfa Morris & Bates, Ffordd Alexandra, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, SY23 1PT

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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