Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Cross Keys

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Reasons to use our Cross Keys conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Cross Keys
  • 2 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Cross Keys regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers are located in Cross Keys - if so sets of solicitors are likely to be on good working terms
  • 4 The Cross Keys conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Cross Keys
  • 5 Cross Keys property lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cross Keys since November 2023*

Sale

of semi residence, Dol Y Pandy, CF83 8HP completing on 24/11/2023 at a price of £285,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi-detached premises, Three Elms Close, CF82 7LL completing on 24/11/2023 at a price of £120,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of flat Beaumaris Way NP12 1DE, at a price of £150,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Acquisition

of apartment Celynen Grove NP20 3DP, acquired for £38,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cross Keys

Would the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool execute attended exchange conveyancing in Cross Keys?

There are a few conveyancing experts carrying out attended exchanges. You should contact us to obtain a costs illustration and details as to availability.

At what point does exchange of contracts occur in residential conveyancing in Cross Keys and do I need to attend the lawyers branch?

Where you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Cross Keys you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply a countrywide conveyancing service and provide as equally detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. A signed contract simply enables the firm to exchange contracts when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Cross Keys)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I had intended to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Cross Keys for our home move. Our financial adviser informed us that our mortgage lenders Platform Home Loans Ltd won't deal with them. Surely this is unfair competition?

A mortgage company will direct that an approved solicitor act for it. You would be expected to bear the cost of this. Do use our directory service to find a solicitor to conduct conveyancing in Cross Keys on the Platform Home Loans Ltd approved list of solicitors.

I am buying a new build house in Cross Keys benefiting from help to buy. The builders refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The estate agent told me not inform my lawyer about this extras as it will jeopardize my loan with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am employed by a busy estate agency in Cross Keys where we have experienced a few flat sales derailed due to short leases. I have received contradictory information from local Cross Keys conveyancing solicitors. Please can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can instigate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I acquired a split level flat in Cross Keys, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2002. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent properties in Cross Keys with a long lease are worth £227,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease terminates on 21st October 2095

With only 71 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £9,500 and £11,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

We own a leasehold flat in Cross Keys. Conveyancing was completed in 21012. I have been told that I mustn’t allow the lease length get too low. What is the reasoning?

Cross Keys leasehold properties are for a set term - normally 99 years when they are first granted. However many flats in Cross Keys were built or converted in the 60’s and so these leases now have fewer than eighty years left to run. That may sound like a long time but Banks, Building Societies and other mortgage companies tend to need leases to have at least 75 years left to adequate security. Accordingly when you come to sell the property you will need a lease extension if you are approaching eighty years. To enhance the saleability of your property you should be thinking about whether or not to extend your lease long before you come to sell it. There are also strong financial reasons to doing so before the lease reaches even 80 years as when the lease is below eighty years the amount you have to pay to extend starts to escalate.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cross Keys regulated by the SRA

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

  • Jill Jones & Co, High Meadow House, High Meadow, Abercarn, Newport, Gwent, NP11 5AE
  • Granville-west Chivers & Morgan, Somerset Chambers, 1 Tynewydd Terrace, Newbridge, Caerphilly, NP11 4LS
  • Granville-west Chivers & Morgan Incorporating G. Edward Williams & Son, Po Box 1, 182 High Street, Blackwood, Caerphilly, NP12 1YB
  • P D Law Limited, 183 High Street, Blackwood, Caerphilly, NP12 1ZF
  • Keith Smart & Co, 15 Victoria Street, Old Cwmbran, Cwnbran, Torfaen, NP44 3JN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cross Keys regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cross Keys practicing in commercial conveyancing in Cross Keys. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Granville-west Chivers & Morgan, Somerset Chambers, 1 Tynewydd Terrace, Newbridge, Caerphilly, NP11 4LS
  • Granville-west Chivers & Morgan Incorporating G. Edward Williams & Son, Po Box 1, 182 High Street, Blackwood, Caerphilly, NP12 1YB
  • P D Law Limited, 183 High Street, Blackwood, Caerphilly, NP12 1ZF
  • Keith Smart & Co, 15 Victoria Street, Old Cwmbran, Cwnbran, Torfaen, NP44 3JN
  • T S Edwards & Son, 1 The Square, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Mid Glamorgan, CF82 7DU

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

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Cross Keys with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • 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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