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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Conwy

What is the first thing I need to know concerning purchase conveyancing in Conwy?

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Conwy and elsewhere in England and Wales is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of opportunity for conflict between you and others involved in the house moving process. E.g., the seller, selling agent and on occasion your bank. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Conwy should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the transaction whose interest is to act in your legal interests and to protect you.

We are witnessing a worrying increase of a "blame" culture- someone must be blamed for the process taking so long. You should always trust your solicitor ahead of the other parties in the home moving process.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could affect a commercial estate in Conwy?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Conwy will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Conwy. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Conwy.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Conwy it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Conwy commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Conwy.

I am buying a new build flat in Conwy. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Conwy

    Please supply a car parking plan. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

I am a sole trader planning to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend solicitors offering no-move-no fees for commercial conveyancing in Conwy for under £2000?

We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Conwy, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. If you are hoping to buy or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we can find you the right lawyer. Regarding the costs these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Let us have your contact information or email so as to enable us to furnish you with a fixed commercial conveyancing quote.

There are only Seventy years unexpired on my lease in Conwy. I now want to get lease extension but my landlord is absent. What options are available to me?

If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you have used your best endeavours to find the lessor. On the whole a specialist should be useful to try and locate and prepare an expert document which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a conveyancer in relation to investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Conwy.

I inherited a 1 bedroom flat in Conwy, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding flats in Conwy with an extended lease are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease ends on 21st October 2084

You have 65 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £13,300 and £15,400 as well as professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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