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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hawarden

I require conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (6 years old) in Hawarden. Almost all the appartments are already disposed of. Is it strictly necessary to order conveyancing searches as part of conveyancing in Hawarden?

If you are purchasing a property with the assistance of a mortgage, your lender will insist on some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Hawarden conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. No doubt your conveyancer, will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should not go ahead without searches, but he or she is duty bound in this regard. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you demand that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or ask you to appoint a different lawyer for your conveyancing in Hawarden.

A relative recommended that if I am buying in Hawarden I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Hawarden conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Hawarden around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Hawarden Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Hawarden.

I have recentlybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Hawarden for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Hawarden conveyancing specialists.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for leasehold conveyancing in Hawarden. I've discover a site which looks to be the perfect offering If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via web that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I own a leasehold flat in Hawarden. Conveyancing was finalised in 2009. I have heard that I should not let the the remaining lease term to get too low. Is this correct?

Hawarden residential long term leases are for a set term - usually just under one hundred years when they are first granted. However a significant appartments in Hawarden were constructed or converted 25 or more years ago and so these leases now have under 80 years left to run. That may seem like a long time however Banks, Building Societies and other mortgage institutions on the whole require leases to have at least 75 years left to be mortgageable. Accordingly when you come to sell the property you will need to extend the term of your lease if you are getting close to seventy five years. To maximise the saleability of your property you should be considering whether or not to extend your lease well in advance of selling the property. There are also significant benefits to taking action before the lease hits 80 years as when the lease is below 80 years the premium to be paid to extend starts to increase.

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