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Examples of recent conveyancing in Whitland since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitland

My wife and I are purchasing a new build flat in Whitland and my lawyer is informing me that she has to the mortgage company to disclose incentives from the builder. I am on a tight deadline to exchange contracts and my preference is not to prolong deal. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on a lender panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Whitland costs more?

Whitland leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving relevant notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

I am thinking of refinancing my property in Whitland, does my lawyer have to be on the Skipton Solicitor panel?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Skipton will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Whitland

Two types of professional can execute conveyancing in Whitland namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals administer conveyancing services that required to complete the sale or purchase of property. Both are duty bound to handle Whitland conveyancing on similar standards and guidelines so you can be sure that your conveyancing will be professionally conducted and that all necessary steps should be suitably attended to.

My wife and I buying a victorian detached house in Whitland. We would like to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will legal conveyancing on the property include enquiries to ascertain if these alterations are allowed?

Your property lawyer should review the registered title as conveyancing in Whitland will occasionally reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain alterations or require the permission of another owner. Many extensions require local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Virgin Money. I assume I don't need a Whitland conveyancer on the Virgin Money panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Virgin Money 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 Virgin Money mortgage from the register. Virgin Money, 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 Virgin Money has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Virgin Money has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Virgin Money mortgage has been paid off.

Should my conveyancer be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Whitland.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Whitland. There are those who acquire a property in Whitland, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a various checks that can be undertaken by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which should figure out the risks in Whitland. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard question of the owner to find out if the premises has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the vendor, then a purchaser may bring a compensation claim stemming from an misleading answer. A buyer’s conveyancers may also conduct an environmental search. This will reveal if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be carried out.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the sale of our £175,000 garden flat in Whitland next Friday. The managing agents has quoted £336 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Whitland?

For most leasehold sales in Whitland conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Completing pre-contract enquiries Where consent is required before sale in Whitland Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Whitland leasehold premises is £350. For Whitland conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply the information.

I purchased a 2 bed flat in Whitland, conveyancing was carried out 4 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Whitland with a long lease are worth £171,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease expires on 21st October 2103

With only 79 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 plus legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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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 should include advice on Service charge disputes

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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Whitland regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whitland practicing in commercial conveyancing in Whitland. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Lewis Lewis & Company Limited, County Chambers, Pentre Road, St. Clears, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4AA
  • Darwin Bowie Limited, 24 High Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7AR

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

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