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Reasons to use our Roath Park conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Roath Park conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Roath Park conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your home move
  • 2 Using a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Roath Park - if so sets of solicitors are likely to be familiar
  • 4 Roath Park solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Roath Park conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Roath Park is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Roath Park since October 2021*

Transfer

of flat Coed Edeyrn CF23 9JX, at the agreed sum of £96,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of terraced property, Railway Street, CF24 2DG completing on 21/10/2021 at a price of £223,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Roath Park

I am hoping to complete my purchase in Roath Park next Friday. My property lawyer now wants me to supply her with evidence of content and building insurance for the property as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the lender. What risks does the mortgage company expect the insurance to cover?

All property lawyers on acting for lenders would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s Part 2 conditions. These obligations are not specific to conveyancing in Roath Park.

My grandmother passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Roath Park. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £5k. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to RBS, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?

If you intend to refinance then RBS will require that you use a conveyancer on the RBS conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your RBS conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the RBS mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

Can I be sure that the Roath Park conveyancing solicitor on the Principality panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Roath Park obtaining recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer conducting your transaction.

I have paid off my mortgage with Leeds Building Society. I assume I don't need a Roath Park lawyer on the Leeds Building Society panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Leeds Building Society mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Leeds Building Society mortgage from the register. Leeds Building Society, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Leeds Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Leeds Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Leeds Building Society mortgage has been paid off.

I have finally had an offer on a maisonette in Roath Park accepted, but there is a chain. The sellers have offered on a flat, but it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other apartments in the pipeline. I have chosen a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in Roath Park. What do I do now? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with Santander?

It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (home loan application is approx £1k, then valuation, Roath Park conveyancing search charges, etc). The first thing to do is ensure that your property lawyer is on the Santander conveyancing panel. As to the next steps this very much depends on the uniqueness of your case, desire for the property and on the state of the market. During a hot market many home buyers would apply for the mortgage with Santander and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their conveyancer to move forward with searches.

How does conveyancing in Roath Park differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Roath Park contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Roath Park typically purchase the site, 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 Park or who has acted in the same development.

How straightforward is it to use your search app to locate a conveyancing solicitor in Roath Park on the approved list for my mortgage?

1st pick a mortgage company such as Lloyds TSB Bank, Virgin Money or Godiva Mortgages Ltd then choose your preferred area such as Roath Park. Conveyancing organisations in Roath Park and nationally should be identified.

What should I expect to pay for conveyancing in Roath Park?

Almost all Roath Park conveyancing practices will agree to a standard fee. If additional work becomes necessary during the conveyancing your solicitor must inform you in writing of any further charges for such work immediately it becomes foreseeable. Some work on a no sale no charge basis, others will levy an bill for a fraction of the set costs, according to the point at which the matter falls through.

It may be helpful for you to obtain a few conveyancers to give you a quotation.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Roath Park regulated by the SRA

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

  • Brodie Smith & Mahoney, 78 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF14 3LX
  • Hek Jones Limited, Hek Jones, 104 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF14 3LY
  • Kruzins, 40 Crwys Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 4NN
  • Anthony Jacobs & Co, 91 Albany Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 3LP
  • Spicketts Battrick Law Practice, 54 Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 3RR

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Roath Park regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Roath Park but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Countrywide Property Lawyers Limited, Brunel House, CF24 0ZZ
  • Susan Cotter & Co, 63 Merthyr Road, CF14 1DD
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Roath Park regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Roath Park with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Hek Jones Limited, Hek Jones, 104 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF14 3LY
  • Glamorgan Law Llp, 15 St Andrews Crescent, Cf10 3db, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3DB
  • Geldards Llp, Dumfries House, Dumfries Place, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3ZF
  • Thomas Simon Limited, 62 Newport Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 0DF
  • Berry Smith Llp, Haywood House, Dumfries Place, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3GA

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

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