At what point does exchange of contracts occur in sale conveyancing in Cardiff and do I need to be at the lawyers office?
If you are near to our conveyancing solicitors in Cardiff you are welcome to come in to sign documents. That being said, the law practices we work with provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you digitally. The signing of the property agreement is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the firm to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Cardiff)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
I am buying a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Cardiff who is on the Clydesdale approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Clydesdale in certain locations such as Cardiff. We dont recommend any particular firm.
We are buying a property in Cardiff. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we have to send money into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Nationwide, do Cardiff lawyers face an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel, although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
We previously instructed conveyancing lawyers locally in Cardiff on the Bank of Ireland solicitor approved list. They have just invoiced me an additional fee for dealing with the Bank of Ireland mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Bank of Ireland?
As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancer is entitled to levy a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by Bank of Ireland but by your Cardiff lawyer. Plenty of firms on the Bank of Ireland panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee but some practices include it on their overall fee.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Cardiff. I now require my papers however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am hoping to purchase a repression property in Cardiff and the vendor would like to complete within a week. Do solicitors meet that timeframe? Would it be better to select a local Cardiff firm or an online company that advertises to complete quickly?
Visit your Cardiff high street. Go in to a couple of companies and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Explain your situation and get assurances on deadlines. Select the firm that seems most efficient. Make sure to use a conveyancer on the panel of solicitors acceptable to your mortgage company.