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Reasons to use our Snowdonia conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 This site is the first site that enables you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Snowdonia will be conducted by a property lawyer on your lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Snowdonia is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 There is a strong possibility the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Snowdonia - if so both parties are likely to be familiar
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Snowdonia
  • 5 Over the years Snowdonia property lawyer have established excellent working relationships with Snowdonia local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Snowdonia.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Snowdonia since November 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Snowdonia

I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Snowdonia but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Snowdonia and has limited impact for conveyancing in Snowdonia 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 hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of new rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.

I am buying a end of terrace house in Snowdonia. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the property.Will legal due diligence on the property include enquiries to see if these alterations are allowed?

Your solicitor should review the registered title as conveyancing in Snowdonia will on occasion reveal restrictions in the title deeds which restrict certain changes or need the permission of a 3rd party. Some works require local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I am the single beneficiary of my late mum's will with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Snowdonia. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in January. I plan to dispose of the house. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship will be considered the same way as though I had purchased the property in January. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook requires conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be impacted by that. How sensible a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the lender as this provision is primarily there to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

My wife and I have organised the release of further monies on our home loan from Principality as we intend to conduct alterations to our home in Snowdonia. Do we need to appoint a high street Snowdonia solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

Principality do not ordinarily require a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Principality conveyancing panel.

Various web forums that I have come across warn that are the main reason for hinderance in Snowdonia conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Snowdonia.

Me and my brother own a 4 bedroom Victorian property in Snowdonia. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Clydesdale. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Snowdonia and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

Do I need to be suspicious by estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Snowdonia conveyancing company?

As with lots of professional services, often recommendations from connections can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are many players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies might all recommend solicitors to instruct. Sometimes the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but occasionally there may be a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are free to select your own lawyer. You need to be aware that some banks specify a panel list of lawyers you have to use for the mortgage related work in your conveyancing.

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Snowdonia for my remortgage. Is it possible to review a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?

You can read presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could monitor telephone calls for training requirements.

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What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Snowdonia?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding buying and selling property and cover conveyancing countrywide as well as Snowdonia. If appointed a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Have an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Receive a swift, objective and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Snowdonia about your conveyancing in Snowdonia.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Snowdonia usually includes the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Representing bank (if relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in proprietorship and the home loan (where applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

Snowdonia commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Commercial finance including remortgages Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback Subletting, licences and sharing occupation High street shops, agricultural or development land to hotels and office blocks. Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites Offices, retail or industrial units

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

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