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Porthcawl Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 54% freehold and 46% leasehold conveyancing in Porthcawl for this year to date
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 3 October was the busiest month and February was the next busiest month while December was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Porthcawl
  • 4 Average time frame of day for registration of title in Porthcawl
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £2,012

Examples of recent conveyancing in Porthcawl since April 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Porthcawl

Would the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site carry out right to buy conveyancing in Porthcawl?

We work with a variety of conveyancing experts who can handle right to buy conveyancing You should call the lawyers listed with a view to secure a costs calculation.

I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Porthcawl but nevertheless pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Porthcawl and has limited impact for conveyancing in Porthcawl but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

The Porthcawl conveyancing solicitors that I recently instructed on my purchase in Porthcawl have suddenly closed. They were on acting for me because I had to have a lawyer on the Skipton conveyancing panel and my previous Porthcawl lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What do I do now?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Skipton conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to assist.

How does conveyancing in Porthcawl differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Porthcawl approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because developers in Porthcawl 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 property lawyers 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 Porthcawl or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Porthcawl ahead of appointing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will refuse to grant a loan on such a house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Halifax. If you call us we can investigate further with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Porthcawl. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Porthcawl especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Porthcawl.

How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business offices in Porthcawl and how can you help?

The 1954 Act provides a safeguard to commercial tenants, granting the a statutory right to make a request to court for a renewal lease and continue in occupation at the end of an expired lease. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Porthcawl is one of the many areas of the UK in which the firms we work with are located

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Porthcawl

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Porthcawl with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • David & Snape, Old Castle Offices, South Street, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 3ED
  • Whittinghams, 5-7 Court Road, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 1BE
  • Rle Law Practice Ltd, 4 Derwen Road, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 1LH
  • Gordon A Battrick & Co, 10 Court Road, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 1BN
  • Sian Thomas & Daughter, 8 Court Road, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 1BN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Porthcawl regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Porthcawl practicing in commercial conveyancing in Porthcawl. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • David & Snape, Old Castle Offices, South Street, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 3ED
  • Whittinghams, 5-7 Court Road, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 1BE
  • Rle Law Practice Ltd, 4 Derwen Road, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 1LH
  • Gordon A Battrick & Co, 10 Court Road, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 1BN
  • Sian Thomas & Daughter, 8 Court Road, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 1BN

Domestic conveyancing in Porthcawl usually entails the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Supplying draft papers to the property lawyer acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to additional queries from the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the seller, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where applicable)

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

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