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Reasons to use our Machen conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Machen conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Machen
  • 2 The firms listed on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 3 Over the years Machen conveyancer have developed valuable links with Machen local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your home move in Machen.
  • 4 Personal touch and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Machen conveyancing can become significantly more stressful because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 Our site is the only site that enables you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Machen will be carried out by a conveyancer on your bank approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Machen since September 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Machen

I instructed a high street firm for our conveyancing in Machen today. After carefully reading the Terms I seewe are on the hook for charges even where the conveyance does not complete. Should I ditch them and appoint a web based solicitor practice promoting no move no charge conveyancing in Machen?

It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Completion No Fee" is offered then the fee levels will generally be uplifted to offset those transactions that do not go ahead. You should be mindful that such schemes generally do not cover expenses e.g. Machen conveyancing search costs.

Some advice if I may. My Machen conveyancer is advising me that he is legally obliged toconduct Machen conveyancing searches resulting from the fact thatthe firm are on the Virgin Moneyconveyancing panel. Is this really necessary?

You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with a lender your property lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook conditions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Machen conveyancing searches.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Machen? Why is this being asked of me?

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

Conveyancing clients will need to provide two forms of certified identification; proof of identity (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (usually a Utility Bill less than 3 months old).

Proof of the origin of monies is also required in compliance with the money laundering statutes as solicitors have a duty to ensure that the money you are utilising to purchase a property (be it the exchange deposit or the full purchase price where you are buying without a mortgage) has come from a reputable source (such as an inheritance) rather than the product of illegitimate behaviour.

Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a online directory to to identify firms on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel for example in Machen?

We would not expect to be advised of any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.

Can you point me to a directory of Lloyds panel solicitors in Machen on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?

No. There is no such directory service on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available over the internet. Where you are seeking to appoint a Machen solicitor on the Lloyds please make the most of our facility.

I am expecting a DIP from Lloyds this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Lloyds recommend any Machen solicitors on the Lloyds conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Machen solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Lloyds through the process.

At last I have had an offer on an apartment in Machen accepted, the sellers do nevertheless have a dependent purchase. The owners have placed an offer on somewhere, however it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other properties in the pipeline. I have selected a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Machen. What should be my next step? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with HSBC?

It is usual to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx one thousand pounds, then survey, Machen conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you should ensure that your property lawyer is on the HSBC conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much dictated by the specifics of your case, motivation for this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market many buyers will apply for the mortgage with HSBC and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Machen for my home move. Is it possible to see a firm’s record with the legal regulator?

You can find presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training requirements.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Machen

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Machen practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Evans & Greaves Ltd, 5 Piccadilly Square, Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, CF83 1PB
  • Caswell Jones, Portcullis House, 18 Cardiff Road, Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, CF83 1JN
  • Jill Jones & Co, High Meadow House, High Meadow, Abercarn, Newport, Gwent, NP11 5AE
  • Youngs, 52 Station Road, Llanishen, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF14 5LU
  • Owen & O'sullivan, 5 The Square, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Mid Glamorgan, CF82 7DU

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Machen regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Machen practicing in commercial conveyancing in Machen. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Caswell Jones, Portcullis House, 18 Cardiff Road, Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, CF83 1JN
  • Granville-west Chivers & Morgan, Somerset Chambers, 1 Tynewydd Terrace, Newbridge, Caerphilly, NP11 4LS
  • T S Edwards & Son, 1 The Square, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Mid Glamorgan, CF82 7DU
  • Owen & O'sullivan, 5 The Square, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Mid Glamorgan, CF82 7DU
  • Granville-west Chivers & Morgan Incorporating G. Edward Williams & Son, Po Box 1, 182 High Street, Blackwood, Caerphilly, NP12 1YB

Planning law solicitors in Machen regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Machen specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Roger James Clements & Partners, 71 - 72 Bridge Street, Newport, Gwent, NP20 4AQ

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