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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bridgend

There is lots of information on this site about conveyancing in Bridgend but what is your top tip for selecting the right conveyancer in Bridgend

We would encourage you not to go for the cheapest Bridgend conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

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

There are two types of lawyers who can carry out conveyancing in Bridgend namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals provide the legal services that you need to complete the sale or acquisition of property. They are both required to handle Bridgend conveyancing to the same quality and guidelines so you can be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be properly administered and that all requisite procedures should be accurately taken.

RBS have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a flat in Bridgend has been agreed to, what are the next steps?

The property agent will want to be informed of your conveyancer's details (ensure that the property lawyers are on the bank’s approved list). Call up RBS or your broker and finish off any appropriate forms. RBS will instruct a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or owners to book an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes about a fortnight for the mortgage offer to be issued. RBS will send the offer to you and your solicitors. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Bridgend.

Have purchased a a semi-detached house in Bridgend , how long should it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my title? My Bridgend conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to be sure that my ownership is recorded.

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Bridgend registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any interested parties. At present roughly three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted delays. Historically registration is effected once the purchaser is living at the property thus an expedited registration is not usually primary concern yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

How does conveyancing in Bridgend differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Bridgend contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because developers in Bridgend typically purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Bridgend or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Bridgend ahead of instructing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor has said that some lenders tend not issue a loan on a flying freehold home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Bridgend. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Bridgend especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Bridgend.

Taking into account that I am about to part with over three hundred thousand on a property in Bridgend I wish to talk to a solicitor regarding theconveyancing ahead of appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

This is something that we recommend - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the lawyer due to be doing your property ownership legalities in Bridgend.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important person, not a matter number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for residential conveyancing in Bridgend should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

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