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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gower

In the event thatI was to buy a straightforward propertyin Gower mortgage fee and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much could I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Gower?

The only saving you would achieve is the costs for searches. Your property lawyer still be obliged to do everything else - money laundering, communicating with the vendors conveyancer, SDLT return, register the title etc. You might save a bit for them not needing to register a charge however it will not be significant.

Have purchased a a detached house in Gower , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to register the transfer to my name? My Gower conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure that my name is registered.

As far as conveyancing in Gower is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can adjust subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry need to notify any third parties. At present approximately three quarters of such applications are fully addressed within 12 days but some can be subject to protracted hold-ups. Registration occurs once the new owner is living at the premises thus registration formalities is not always an essential issue but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer could speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I am buying a new build apartment in Gower. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Gower

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. 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. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

What are the common problems that you witness in leases for Gower properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Gower is not unique. Most leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain provisions are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Repairing obligations to or maintain parts of the premises A duty to insure the building

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Santander, The Mortgage Works, and Nottingham Building Society all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to withdraw.

Gower Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    Please note that where the lease has fewer than 80 years it will have adverse implications on the value of the apartment. Check with your lender that they are willing to lend given the lease term. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will probably require a lease extension at some point and it is worth finding out how much this would cost. Remember, in most cases you would need to own the premises for a couple of years before you are entitled to extend the lease. Be sure to enquire if the the lease includes any adverse restrictions in the lease. For example some leases prohibit pets being permitted in certain buildings in Gower. If you love the apartmentin Gower but your dog can’t live with you then you will be presented with a difficult choice.

Is it true that a Gower conveyancing practice taken to court by clients for failing to conduct the right conveyancing searches?

We are not aware of such a Gower conveyancing matter but according to a recent report, clients purchasing a home in Cumbria successfully won a case against their lawyer due to development plans to erect a wind farm not being identified in conveyancing searches.

If you are contemplating buying a home in Gower It is essential that your property lawyer purchase all Gower conveyancing searches necessary to ensure you have accurate and current information before acquiring a property.

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