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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bridgend

My father informed me that in purchasing a property in Bridgend there could be a number of restrictions prohibiting external alterations to a property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Bridgend which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Bridgend should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am planning to move property in June. Should my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you recommend a removal company in Bridgend. Conveyancing firm was found before I stumbled across this page.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to pick up the keys from your property agent but this can only be done once the vendors conveyancers inform the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be passed over. After that you should advise the removal men that you are ready to move in. We do not suggest a specific removal organisation but can assist you in finding a conveyancing in Bridgend or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Bridgend.

Is there a list of Leeds Building Society panel conveyancers in Bridgend on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?

No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. Very few lenders make their panel listings visible online. Where you are looking for a Bridgend conveyancer on the Leeds Building Society please use our facility.

My partner and I are downsizing from our property in Bridgend and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Bridgend. Having lived in Bridgend for six years we know that this is a non issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to seek clarification need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)

Me and my brother have a 4 bedroom Georgian house in Bridgend. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Halifax. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

How does conveyancing in Bridgend differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Bridgend come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Bridgend tend to purchase the real estate, 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 property lawyers 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.

Is planning permission required to convert a house into two flats in Bridgend? This has occurred to a house opposite to a friend in Bridgend and was not aware of it happening until it was done.

Planning Permission yes. Building Regulations yes.

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