At what point does exchange of contracts take place for domestic conveyancing in Bridgend and do I need to be at the solicitors branch?
Where you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Bridgend you are invited in to sign contracts. However, the law practices we recommend offer a national conveyancing service and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The executing of the purchase agreement is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract is necessary for the solicitor to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Bridgend)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as a 1st time purchaser of a garden flat in Bridgend. Do I collect the keys to the property on completion from my lawyer? If so, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Bridgend?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will arrange to send the completion advance to the vendor’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be invited to collect the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.
We are buying a victorian detached house in Bridgend. We would like to carry out a loft conversion at the property.Will legal conveyancing on the property involve investigations to see if these alterations were previously refused?
Your solicitor will review the registered title as conveyancing in Bridgend can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title documents which prohibit certain alterations or need the consent of another owner. Some extensions call for 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 affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Bridgend. I have a mortgage offer with Nationwide. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.
I require quick conveyancing in Bridgend as I have a deadline to sign on the dotted line inside one month. A mortgage is not required. Can I avoid the conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
As you are not getting a mortgage you are at liberty not to do searches although no conveyancer would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Bridgend the following are examples of what can arise and adversely impact future saleability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
2 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Bridgend concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How do I identify cost effective conveyancing in Bridgend?
First ask the people you trust who they used in the past and if they were happy with the service. Option 2 is to look on the web for conveyancing in Bridgend. Call a couple or more firms from the list and ask them to email you their conveyancing fees and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will conduct your conveyancing before you make your decision. Third is to use this site to help you find the right lawyers for you based on your unique factors including location,speed, complexity and who the proposed mortgage company is.Resist the temptation to appoint lowest cost conveyancing solicitors in Bridgend