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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cardiff

Why would one use a Cardiff conveyancing company given that web based conveyancers are more affordable?

To take your time to find get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Cardiff and you should seek a reasonable fee calculation but don’t expend your energy looking for the cheapest Cardiff conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a seamless and a frustrating move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist solicitor. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a telephone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of personalised service that you will never get with an web based conveyancer. He or She will keep you updated as to any developments and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to call the office you will know who to ask for and they will be sure you're not left wondering what's going on.

I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and must be out of my rented property in Cardiff by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. How realistic is it to complete in a couple of weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into short term accommodation?

The normal practice is not to serve notice for your lease unless you have exchanged. If you have not previously done so, notify to your conveyancer and urge them to they chase the sellers solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will look towards

The Cardiff conveyancing solicitors that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Cardiff have without warning shut down. I chose them because I needed a firm on the Nottingham conveyancing panel and my previous Cardiff lawyer was not. I paid them £170 on account. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to help.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Cardiff. Now, I need my files however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Cardiff of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Is there a reason that Cardiff conveyancing charges are higher for leasehold and freehold properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Cardiff will often involve additional due diligence including investigating the lease, communicating with the freeholder, obtaining up to date rent receipts, landlord’s consents, management company’s accounts amongst other tasks.

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