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Reasons to use our Whitland conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Whitland is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Whitland are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Whitland and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 The organisations listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal connections with Whitland selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whitland since August 2023*


of terraced premises, Maes Cynin, SA33 4DT completing on 18/09/2023 at a price of £367,500. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, ordering official copies of the title


of house property, , SA34 0EY completing on 15/09/2023 at a price of £165,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges


of terraced property, , SA67 8JF completing on 19/09/2023 at a price of £482,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, setting up the completion formalities


of terraced premises, , SA67 8RH completing on 14/09/2023 at a price of £180,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitland

At what point can the exchange of contracts happen for residential conveyancing in Whitland and am I required to attend the solicitors branch?

If you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Whitland you are welcome to come in to sign documents. That being said, the firms we recommend offer a nationwide conveyancing service and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The signing of the purchase agreement is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the solicitor to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Whitland)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Whitland is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Whitland are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Whitland you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Whitland may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I am downsizing from my house. My former conveyancers has retired. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Whitland if that makes things easier.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Whitland. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.

In searching the web for the words cheap conveyancing in Whitland it reveals many solicitorsin the area. How do I determine which is the suitable property lawyer for the sale of my house?

The best method of finding the right conveyancer is via trusted referral, so ask friends and relatives who have purchased a property in Whitland or the reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Whitland vary, so it's sensible to request at least three fee estimates from different companies. Be sure to obtain confirmation that the costs are guaranteed not to rise.

I work for a reputable estate agency in Whitland where we have experienced a number of leasehold sales put at risk due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Whitland conveyancing firms. Could you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can start the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Whitland - Examples of Queries before buying

    Is the freehold owned jointly by the leaseholders? Most Whitland leasehold properties will be liable to pay a service bill for maintenance of the building set by the landlord. Should you purchase the apartment you will have to meet this contribution, normally periodically accross the year. This could differ from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal grounds. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay yearly, normally this is not a large amount, say around £50-£100 but you need to enquire as occasionally it can be many hundreds of pounds. Make sure you enquire if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. By way of example some leases prohibit pets being permitted in in a block in Whitland. If you love the propertyin Whitland however your cat can’t move with you then you have a very hard determination.

What is the reason for new build conveyancing in Whitland being more expensive?

Acquiring a new build premises is completely different from the normal house buying conveyancing in Whitland. Firstly sellers ordinarily insist contracts to exchange very quickly, the result being a lot of pressure on your solicitor to make sure all is in order. In addition new build premises frequently involve the checking of adoption of highways, drains, planning considerations, building warranties or architects certificates. Mortgage company obligations are also more demanding. Given the complex nature of the process for these types of properties, the conveyancing new build fees are higher than normal.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Whitland regulated by the SRA

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

  • Lewis Lewis & Company Limited, County Chambers, Pentre Road, St. Clears, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4AA
  • Darwin Bowie Limited, 24 High Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7AR

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Whitland

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whitland practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Lewis Lewis & Company Limited, County Chambers, Pentre Road, St. Clears, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4AA
  • Darwin Bowie Limited, 24 High Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7AR

Home selling conveyancing in Whitland normally consists of the following:

  • Conveyancer instructed by the vendor on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancer retained by the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to additional questions from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions submitted by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the owner, the estate agent and repaying the home loan (if relevant)

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

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