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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Roath

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Roath costs more?

Roath leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

I have recentlybecome aware that Action Conveyancing have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Roath for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest way to see if the property is in your name, you can carry out 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 Roath conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Roath differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Roath come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because new home sellers in Roath typically purchase the land, 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Roath or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Roath ahead of appointing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor has said that some lenders will not issue a loan on such a house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Roath. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Roath to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

As co-executor for the will of my grandfather I am selling a residence in Neath but reside in Roath. My conveyancer (based 260 miles awayrequires that I sign a stat dec prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Roath to attest and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Roath

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