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Reasons to use our Fairwater conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Fairwater property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Fairwater home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 2 Fairwater property lawyers work in conjunction with Fairwater estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress all the way along
  • 3 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Fairwater has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 4 Using a local Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Fairwater will be conducted by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Fairwater since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Fairwater

My wife and I are refinancing our penthouse in Fairwater with Nationwide. We have a son 18 who lives with us. Our solicitor requested us to identify any adults other than ourselves who reside at the property. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the apartment is repossessed. I have two concerns (1) Is this document specific to the Nationwide conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we purchased 5 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this giving up his rights to inherit the property?

First, rest assured that your Nationwide conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Nationwide. This is solely used to protect Nationwide if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Nationwide had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

A relative advised me that in purchasing a property in Fairwater there could be a number of restrictions prohibiting external alterations to a property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Fairwater which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Fairwater should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Is it correct that all Fairwater CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel?

Some major lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their panels.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Fairwater. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.

What does a local search tell me about the house I am purchasing in Fairwater?

Fairwater conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for instance Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Fairwater conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject areas.

I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Fairwater. I now require my file however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Fairwater of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in Fairwater differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Fairwater contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because developers in Fairwater usually acquire 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 conveyancers 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 Fairwater or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Fairwater I like with open areas and transport links nearby, however it's only got 51 years on the lease. There is not much else in Fairwater in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

If you require a home loan that many years will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Fairwater regulated by the SRA

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

  • Evans And Jones Solicitors Llp, 1st Floor Offices, 8b Station Road, Radyr, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF15 8AA
  • James Morgan, 18a Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF14 1DG
  • Ackland & Co, 68 Llandaff Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF11 9NL
  • Malekin Law Limited, 270 North Road, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF14 3BL
  • Ellison & Co, 13 Kings Road, Canton, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF11 9BZ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Fairwater

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Fairwater practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Evans And Jones Solicitors Llp, 1st Floor Offices, 8b Station Road, Radyr, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF15 8AA
  • James Morgan, 18a Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF14 1DG
  • Churchgate Legal Llp, 14a Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF14 7BQ
  • Malloy & Barry, 194 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF5 1GW
  • Malekin Law Limited, 270 North Road, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF14 3BL

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Fairwater regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Fairwater but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Susan Cotter & Co, 63 Merthyr Road, CF14 1DD
  • Beverly Davies Penny, Brunswick House, CF5 1LJ
  • West Coast Conveyancing Limited, 9 Kings Road, CF11 9BZ
  • Griffiths Ings Property Lawyers Limited, 9 Kings Road, CF11 9BZ
  • Countrywide Property Lawyers Limited, Brunel House, CF24 0ZZ

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