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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bridgend

As someone with no idea as to the Bridgend conveyancing process what’s the number one tip you can give me for the legal transfer of property in Bridgend

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Bridgend or throughout England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of room for conflict between you and other parties involved in the transaction. E.g., the seller, estate agent and sometimes a bank. Choosing a law firm for your conveyancing in Bridgend should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the legal process whose interest is to act in your best interests and to protect you.

We are witnessing a definite increase of a "blame" culture- someone must be blamed for the process taking so long. We recommend that you your first instinct should be to trust your conveyancer above the other players when it comes to the legal assignment of property.

My wife and I own a 4 bedroom Georgian property in Bridgend. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Clydesdale. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be 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 Bridgend and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

I am buying a new build flat in Bridgend. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bridgend

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Please supply a car parking plan. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

What is different about your site and alternative internet conveyancing brokers when it comes to conveyancing in Bridgend?

At this site obtain an accurate costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the issues of your conveyancing in Bridgend. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not charge firms a fee if you instruct them for your home move in Bridgend

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Bridgend. Before I get started I would like to find out the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is registered - and almost all are in Bridgend - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I own a ground floor flat in Bridgend, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent flats in Bridgend with over 90 years remaining are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 yearly. The lease runs out on 21st October 2085

With just 61 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £19,000 and £22,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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