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Ready to buy a new home in Cardiff Bay? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Cardiff Bay home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cardiff Bay

We are buying a 1 bedroom apartment in Cardiff Bay with a mortgage. We have a Cardiff Bay solicitor, but the mortgage company says she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the mortgage company panel firms or continue with our Cardiff Bay conveyancing practitioner and pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. We feel that this is unjust; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Cardiff Bay conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

My colleague recommended that where I am purchasing in Cardiff Bay I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Cardiff Bay conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Cardiff Bay around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Cardiff Bay Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Cardiff Bay.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Cardiff Bay. Now, I need my files but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do 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 Bay of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am downsizing from my property. My former solicitors has retired. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Cardiff Bay if that makes a difference.

Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Cardiff Bay. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.

I wish to let out my leasehold apartment in Cardiff Bay. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Do I need to ask my freeholder for their consent?

A small minority of properties in Cardiff Bay do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to see references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting consent.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Cardiff Bay - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    The answer will be useful as a) areas can result in problems for the block as the common areas may begin to deteriorate if services are not paid for b) if the tenants have a dispute with the managing agents you will wish to know about it How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments? You should want to discover as much as possible about the managing agents as they will either make life much easier or uncomfortable. Being a leasehold owner you will be at the mercy of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to every day issues like the upkeep of the communal areas. Ask other tenants what they think of them. On a final note, be sure you understand the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the relevant party and precisely what you get for your money.

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