We are planning to acquire a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Conwy who is on the Principality solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Principality . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Conwy.
My Solicitor in Conwy is not on the Platform Home Loans Ltd Approved Panel. Can I still retain my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Platform Home Loans Ltd approved list?
Your options are as follows:
- Complete the purchase with your preferred Conwy solicitors but Platform Home Loans Ltd will need to retain a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional total legal fees as well as cause frustration.
- Choose an alternative lawyer to act in the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are Convince your solicitor to do everything within their powers to join the Platform Home Loans Ltd conveyancing panel
How does conveyancing in Conwy differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Conwy approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because new home sellers in Conwy typically 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 Conwy or who has acted in the same development.
My step-father has urged me to appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in Conwy. Should I find my own solicitor?
There are no two ways about it the ideal way to find a conveyancing lawyer is to have recommendations from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the solicitor you're considering.
Back In 2007, I bought a leasehold house in Conwy. Conveyancing and Lloyds TSB Bank mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing solicitor in Conwy who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to instruct a Conwy conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Conwy - Examples of Queries before Purchasing
Make sure you enquire if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example it is very common in Conwy leases that pets are not permitted in in a block in Conwy. If you like the apartmentin Conwy yet your dog can’t live with you then you will be faced hard compromise. Best to be warned whether redecorating or some other significant cost is due in the near future that will be shared amongst the leasehold owners and will dramatically increase the the maintenance charges or require a one off invoice.