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Reasons to use our Roath conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal links with Roath estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Roath has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 3 Roath conveyancer are the key to a successful Roath conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Roath property lawyers work in partnership with Roath estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors have offices in Roath - if so sets of solicitors will be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Roath since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Roath

My property lawyer in Roath has never been on on the The Royal Bank of Scotland Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the The Royal Bank of Scotland panel?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred Roath solicitors but The Royal Bank of Scotland will need to use a conveyancer on their panel. This will result in additional total conveyancing charges as well as result in frustration.
  2. Choose a new lawyer to to deal with the conveyancing, remembering to check they are Persuade your conveyancer to use their best endeavours to join the The Royal Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel

I happen to be the single recipient of my late grandmother’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Roath. The Roath property was put into my name in October. I want to move. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', meaning my property ownership could be treated the same way as if I'd bought the house in October. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook mandates conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you may be caught by that. Some banks would take a sensible view as this obligation is primarily there to identify subsales or the flipping of properties.

When it comes to lenders such as RBS, do Roath conveyancing practitioners face a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

My wife and I are in the process of looking at flats in Roath and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a solicitor appointed at this point? I am planning to take a mortgage with Principality.

You should start obtaining conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the EA. As you are obtaining a mortgage with Principality, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Principality conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

My relative recommended that if I am buying in Roath I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Roath conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Roath around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Roath Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Roath Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Roath.

I am buying a new build house in Roath benefiting from help to buy. The builders refused to reduce the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The property agent told me not to tell my solicitor about the extras as it could impact 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.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business property in Roath and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to affords protection to business tenants, giving them the right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of the lease term. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Roath is one of the many areas of the UK in which the firms we work with are located

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only Seventy years remaining on my lease in Roath. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is absent. What should I do?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to find the lessor. In some cases an enquiry agent would be helpful to conduct investigations and prepare an expert document to be used as evidence that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on investigating the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Roath.

I am the registered owner of a garden flat in Roath, conveyancing having been completed February 2008. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable flats in Roath with over 90 years remaining are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease expires on 21st October 2078

With 56 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £29,500 and £34,000 plus costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Roath regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Roath specialising in commercial conveyancing in Roath. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Anthony Jacobs & Co, 91 Albany Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 3LP
  • Spicketts Battrick Law Practice, 54 Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 3RR
  • City Law Solicitors Cardiff Ltd, 12a Albany Road, Cardiff, CF24 3RP
  • Chetna & Co Solicitors, 150 City Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 3DR
  • Spicketts Battrick Law Practice, 126 Clifton Street, Roath, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 1LX

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Roath regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Roath but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Countrywide Property Lawyers Limited, Brunel House, CF24 0ZZ
  • West Coast Conveyancing Limited, 9 Kings Road, CF11 9BZ
  • Griffiths Ings Property Lawyers Limited, 9 Kings Road, CF11 9BZ
  • Beverly Davies Penny, Brunswick House, CF5 1LJ
  • Susan Cotter & Co, 63 Merthyr Road, CF14 1DD

Planning law solicitors in Roath regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Roath practicing in planning law. This may include advice on special planning controls
  • Thomas Simon Limited, 62 Newport Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 0DF
  • Howells Legal Limited, First Floor, Hallinans House, 22 Newport Road, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF24 0TD
  • Geldards Llp, Dumfries House, Dumfries Place, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3ZF
  • Berry Smith Llp, Haywood House, Dumfries Place, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3GA
  • Glamorgan Law Llp, 15 St Andrews Crescent, Cf10 3db, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3DB

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