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Reasons to use our Fairwater conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal connections with Fairwater estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Fairwater 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 will expect.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based many miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Fairwater
  • 4 Personal touch together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Fairwater conveyancing can be made significantly more stressful due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 5 The companies shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Fairwater since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Fairwater

Last May we completed a house move in Fairwater. We have since encountered a number of issues with the property which we believe were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been ordered as part of conveyancing in Fairwater?

It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are unique to conveyancing in Fairwater. Conveyancing searches and investigations undertaken during the buying process are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller fills in a form known as a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers is misleading, you could possibly take legal action against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Fairwater.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Fairwater? What am I being asked for?

Fairwater conveyancing solicitors and indeed property practitioners accross the UK have a duty under Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules to verify the ID of any client with a view to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients are required to supply two forms of certified ID; proof of identity (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (usually a Utility Bill no older than three months).

Confirmation of the origin of funds is also required in compliance with the money laundering laws as lawyers are mandated to investigate that the monies you are using to acquire a property (be it the exchange deposit or the total purchase monies if you are buying mortgage free) has come from an acceptable source (such as an inheritance) rather than the product of illegitimate activity.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Fairwater. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Fairwater

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? 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. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £305k and found one near me in Fairwater I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Fairwater in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Fairwater. Before I set the wheels in motion I would like to find out the remaining lease term.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Fairwater - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Fairwater Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    You should be aware that where the lease has fewer than eighty years it will affect the value of the property. It is worth checking with your bank that they are willing to to proceed given the lease term. A short lease means that you will almost definitely require a lease extension sooner rather than later and it is worth discovering how much this will be. For most Fairwaterlease extensions you would need to own the residence for 24 months in order to be legally able to exercise a lease extension. What is the yearly maintenance fee and ground rent? How many years are left on the lease?

My lawyers in Fairwater have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with the mortgage company. Is it case that being on the bank conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?

It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the mortgage company Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting the lender directly.

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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 small selection of solicitors in Fairwater practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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

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

Please note 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

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

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