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Selecting the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Rumney conveyancing

Reasons to use our Rumney conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The firms shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Notwithstanding what alternative on-line conveyancers tell you it just might be important to visit your conveyancer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a homemove without having to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 3 Rumney conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Rumney conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Experience means that Rumney solicitor have developed excellent connections with Rumney local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Rumney.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Rumney since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rumney

I was recommended to a conveyancer who has quoted £1700 for fixed fee conveyancing in Rumney. I am hoping to sell a Victorian property for £150,000. This sounds expensive. Is it above what I should be paying for conveyancing in Rumney?

The quote is fractionally on the high side. If you shop around you could get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say £100 plus VAT. That being said, you couldcome to rue choosing an a cheaper lawyer. Remember to ensure that the firm can also act for your mortgage company. Do make use of our comparison tool to select a Rumney conveyancing firm on the banks member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Rumney.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Rumney. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Lloyds be concerned?

Given that your lender is Lloyds your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing requirements outlined in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Lloyds. The CML Handbook stipulates minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Lloyds where a lease fails to comply with these provisions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Rumney.

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

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

Principality have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a flat in Rumney has been accepted, what happens next?

Your property agent will wish to be advised as to your property lawyer's details (ensure that the solicitors are on the lender’s panel). Contact Principality or the financial adviser and finish off any relevant forms. Principality will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or vendor to schedule an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week to get a mortgage offer. Principality will issue the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Rumney.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Rumney. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Rumney

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Rumney I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Rumney in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage that many years may be an issue. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

My husband and I are new to the buying process - agreed a price, but the estate agent told us that the seller will only proceed if we use their recommended lawyers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local solicitor used to conveyancing in Rumney

It is improbable the vendors are driving this. If they want ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine buyer is going to damage their objectives. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and make sure they understand (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are ready to go, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you intend to use your own,trusted Rumney conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn the negotiator at the agency a referral fee or hit his conveyancing targets pre-set by senior management.

I've recently bought a leasehold property in Rumney. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Leasehold Conveyancing in Rumney - Sample of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    Generally speaking the outlay for major works are not included within maintenance charges, although there some managing agents in Rumney obliged leaseholders to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific purpose of building a fund for larger repairs or maintenance. Who manages the block?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Rumney regulated by the SRA

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

  • Clements & Co Solicitors, 73-75 Caeglas Road, Rumney, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF3 3JX
  • Nicol Denvir & Purnell, 798 Newport Road, Rumney, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF3 4FH
  • Anthony Jacobs & Co, 91 Albany Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 3LP
  • Spicketts Battrick Law Practice, 54 Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 3RR
  • Clodes Solicitors, Regus House, Malthouse Aveneue, Cardiff Gate Business Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF23 8RU

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Rumney regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Rumney but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Countrywide Property Lawyers Limited, Brunel House, CF24 0ZZ
  • Griffiths Ings Property Lawyers Limited, 9 Kings Road, CF11 9BZ
  • West Coast Conveyancing 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 Rumney regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Rumney specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Thomas Simon Limited, 62 Newport Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 0DF
  • Insight Law Llp, The Maltings, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 5EZ
  • 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

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

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