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You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Flintshire but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Reasons to use our Flintshire conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Flintshire solicitors work in conjunction with Flintshire estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 3 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal links with Flintshire estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Flintshire
  • 5 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Flintshire regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Flintshire and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Flintshire since April 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Flintshire

I am assisting my niece sell her property in Flintshire. Will the solicitor arrange an energy performance certificate or do I organise this?

After the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates became a compulsory element of selling a property. An energy assessment must be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. This is not something that law firms normally organise. Where you are instructing a Flintshire conveyancing solicitor they might be willing to arrange energy assessments given their contacts with reputable local energy assessors

I'm the only recipient of my late grandmother’s will with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Flintshire. The Flintshire property was put into my name in June. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', which means that my property ownership will be treated the same way as if I'd bought the property in June. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook obliges conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be caught by that. How practical a view lenders take of it, depend on the bank as this provision primarily exists to pick up on subsales or the quick reselling of properties.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Flintshire off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Skipton. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Skipton, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Skipton conveyancing panel.

Do I need to pay for insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when acquiring a property in Flintshire?

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you could assume that solicitors handling conveyancing in Flintshire to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Flintshire?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Flintshire. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I am purchasing a new build house in Flintshire with the aid of help to buy. The sellers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The property agent told me not disclose to my lawyer about this side-deal as it may affect my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.

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.

What does commercial conveyancing in Flintshire cover?

Commercial conveyancing in Flintshire incorporates a wide array of advice, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.

I have just appointed agents to market my ground floor flat in Flintshire. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, however I have just received a yearly service charge invoice – Do I pay up?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the service charge as you normally would as all ground rent and maintenance invoices will be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

Flintshire Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    This information is helpful as a) areas can result in problems in the building as the common areas may start to deteriorate where repairs are not paid for b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the running of the building you will want to know about it The prefered form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this situation the leaseholders benefit from control and although a managing agent is often employed if the building is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves. How long is the Lease?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Flintshire regulated by the SRA

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

  • Keene & Kelly With Keith Williams & Co, 95 High Street, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1BQ
  • Capper & Jones, Old Bank Chambers, 1 King Street, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1LA
  • P Lloyd Jones & Co, Cambrian Chambers, Earl Road, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1AJ
  • Hallows Associates, Hallows Associates, Abbey House, Chester Street, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1EG
  • Richard Stephen Davies, 62 New Street, Mold, Clwyd, CH7 1NZ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Flintshire regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Flintshire with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Flintshire. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Keene & Kelly With Keith Williams & Co, 95 High Street, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1BQ
  • Capper & Jones, Old Bank Chambers, 1 King Street, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1LA
  • Richard Stephen Davies, 62 New Street, Mold, Clwyd, CH7 1NZ
  • Geoffrey Morris And Ashton, Belgravia House, Grosvenor Street, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1EJ
  • Llewellyn-jones Limited, Victoria House, Grosvenor Street, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1EJ

Conveyancing in Flintshire is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the owners once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner acting for the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering further enquires from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and sending funds to the vendor, the estate agent and repaying the mortgage (if appropriate)

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

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