My friend advised me that if I am buying in Pontardawe I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Pontardawe conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Pontardawe around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Pontardawe Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Pontardawe Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Pontardawe.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years past for my conveyancing in Pontardawe. I now require my file but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should call 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 Pontardawe of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I'm purchasing my first flat in Pontardawe with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not move on the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The property agent suggested that I not to tell my conveyancer about the extras as it may impact my loan with Aldermore. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
I'm refinancing my current home to a BTL loan with Skipton Building Society and intend to use the remaining equity towards further house. The neighborhood we are looking at is Pontardawe. Will your conveyancers be able to act for both sets of lenders and tie in the transactions?
Make use of our search tool on this site to be sure that the conveyancers are approved by both mortgage companies. Assuming that they are the lawyer should be able to connect the two transactions but you should have a chat with you solicitor and specify your desired outcome and requirements.
Due to exchange soon on a leasehold property in Pontardawe. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they will have a report out to me tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Pontardawe should include some of the following:
Defining your rights in respect of the communal areas in the building.By way of example, does the lease permit a right of way over a path or hallways? Responsibility to repair and maintain the block. It is important that you know which party is liable for the repair and maintenance of all parts of the block and communal areas Who has the liability for maintaining the window frames Repair and maintenance of the flat Changes to the property
Leasehold Conveyancing in Pontardawe - Examples of Queries before Purchasing
How much is the maintenance charge and ground rent on the property? How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? The answer will be important as a) areas can result in problems in the block as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate if maintenance are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have an issue with the running of the building you will want to know about it