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Reasons to use our Cross Keys conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Over the years Cross Keys conveyancer have established excellent working relationships with Cross Keys local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Cross Keys.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Cross Keys is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Cross Keys solicitor are the key to a successful Cross Keys conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 The practices identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 5 Notwithstanding what alternative companies say it could be necessary to visit your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are various parties with engaged in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cross Keys since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cross Keys

Is there a reason to appoint a Cross Keys conveyancing solicitors firm given that web based alternatives are so much cheaper?

By all means make sure that you compare conveyancing costs in Cross Keys and you should seek a reasonable estimate but don’t waste your energy scouring the internet for the cheapest Cross Keys conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the difference between a smooth and a distressing home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced solicitor. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a telephone conversation and can never replicate a one to one consultation. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of hand holding that you will never get with an internet conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you on progress and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to phone the office you will know who to ask for and we'll endeavour to make sure that you are kept fully informed.

I own a freehold house in Cross Keys but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Cross Keys and has limited impact for conveyancing in Cross Keys but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be extinguished.

Do I need to attend the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Cross Keys so that I can attend their offices when needed.

Most conveyancing panel lawyers for lenders carry out the vast majority of work through the post, internet or over phone calls. This enables them to carry out the legal work for your home move regardless of where you live in the country. Nevertheless you can check if you have the option of attending the offices of your conveyancing lawyer if just in case this is required.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Cross Keys. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Cross Keys

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Please supply a car parking plan. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

My husband and I are 3 weeks into a freehold purchase having been directed to solicitors by the estate agent to execute conveyancing in Cross Keys. I am not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?

They would need to be very poor to suggest changing them. Has your loan offer been issued? If so you will need to advise them of the new contact details and have the loan are issued to the new lawyers. Your solicitor ideally should be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid supplemental costs and complications. That should be your starting point. The search tool can assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Cross Keys

Last January I purchased a leasehold flat in Cross Keys. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I own a 2 bed flat in Cross Keys, conveyancing formalities finalised in 1995. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Similar properties in Cross Keys with a long lease are worth £206,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2090

With only 66 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £11,400 and £13,200 plus legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Cross Keys

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Cross Keys practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Jill Jones & Co, High Meadow House, High Meadow, Abercarn, Newport, Gwent, NP11 5AE
  • P D Law Limited, 183 High Street, Blackwood, Caerphilly, NP12 1ZF
  • Evans & Greaves Ltd, 5 Piccadilly Square, Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, CF83 1PB
  • Owen & O'sullivan, 5 The Square, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Mid Glamorgan, CF82 7DU
  • Rubin Lewis O'brien Llp, Gwent House, Gwent Square, Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 1PL

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Cross Keys regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Cross Keys but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Prestige Property Lawyers , Suite 1, Unit 4 Lakeside Court, NP44 3GA
  • Convey Law Limited, Maxwell Chambers, NP20 1JE

Planning law solicitors in Cross Keys regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cross Keys practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Cross Keys
  • Roger James Clements & Partners, 71 - 72 Bridge Street, Newport, Gwent, NP20 4AQ

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

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