Can you recommend a Godiva Mortgages Ltd accepted Roath conveyancing lawyer finish our home move within two weeks? Would it be better to use a high street Roath practice or a nationwide conveyancer?
We would be happy to suggest some excellent Roath conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the main road in Roath. Go in to some well established firms and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Mention your requirements together with the reasons and ask for a commitment on your deadline. Choose the lawyer that you trust.
Does a directory service exist listing Principality panel conveyancers in Roath on the Building Society Association’s Website?
Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the CML or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of banks make their panel listings available over the internet. Where you are in need of a Roath lawyer on the Principality please use our tool.
We were going to get a OIP from Santander this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Santander recommend any Roath solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Roath solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Santander conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Santander through the process.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Roath. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their lawyer. I paid an advanced payment of £175. A few days later, the solicitor contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Barclays panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house can not be found. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Roath 5 years ago no longer exist. What do I do?
As long as the title is registered the details of your proprietorship will be held by HMLR under a Title Number. It is possible to execute a search at the Land Registry, identify your house and get up to date copies of the property title for less than a fiver. Where the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases hold a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for a small fee.
How does conveyancing in Roath differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Roath approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Roath typically acquire the real estate, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Roath or who has acted in the same development.
Is it possible to transfer to a new firm as I need to find one who is on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing list. I instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Roath five minutes from me but he is not accepted by Skipton Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Roath on the Skipton Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Roath. In utilising search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Roath.
We're new on the property ladder - agreed a price, yet the estate agent has warned us that the owners will only go ahead if we appoint their preferred conveyancers as they want a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local conveyancer used to conveyancing in Roath
We suspect that the owner is not behind this demand. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Speak to the vendors direct and explain that (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to use your own,trusted Roath conveyancing firm - not the ones that will give the estate agent a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing thresholds set by senior management.