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Ready to buy a new home in Roath Park? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Roath Park transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Roath Park

Why would I use a Roath Park conveyancing solicitors firm given that national alternatives are so much cheaper?

By all means make sure that you shop around for conveyancing costs in Roath Park and you should seek a reasonable estimate but don’t waste your energy scouring the internet for the cheapest Roath Park conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced lawyer. Emails can't replace a telephone call and can never replicate a face to face meeting. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of hand holding that you will never get with an online conveyancer. He or She will inform you on headway making sure that you are never in the dark. Should it ever be necessary to call the firm you will be sure who you need to speak to and we'll endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

We are aiming to move property in August. Will my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you put forward a removal company in Roath Park. Conveyancing firm was found prior to coming across your website.

On the day of completion you will need to collect the house keys from the property agent however this should only take place when the previous owners lawyers confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be passed over. You can advise the removal men that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a specific removal organisation but can assist you in locating a residential property solicitor in Roath Park or a firm with expertise in conveyancing in Roath Park.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Santander. Roath Park conveyancing practitioners are chosen. How long does it take for Santander to issue the offer to the conveyancer?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Santander conducted the survey? Have you informed Santander as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Santander conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I had an offer accepted on a house in Roath Park on 3/4/2023, valuation was booked 2 days later, received a clean bill of health. Solicitor instructed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to RBS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel. Are RBS entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for RBS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the RBS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Various internet forums that I have visited warn that are the primary reason for obstruction in Roath Park conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Roath Park.

I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Roath Park. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Roath Park Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should ask before buying

    The answer will be important as a) areas may cause problems for the building as the common areas may start to deteriorate if services are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the running of the building you will want to know about it It is important to be aware if redecorating or some other significant cost is coming up to be shared between the leasehold owners and may well materially impact the level of the service fees or require a one time payment.

Me and my fiance have recently had an offer agreed on a flat and had an appointment on Tuesday with the Post Office for the mortgage. They have informed me that when it comes to choosing a property lawyer that if they are not on their approved panel of property lawyers then we will have to pay out an extra fee of about two hundred pounds. This is is due to the fact that they would then have to instruct a property lawyer to act on their behalf as well as the one we select for ourselves and we assume responsibility for their costs. I have asked the Post Office to furnish me with a list so I can request estimates only from their approved solicitors but was told that I need to check with each individual conveyancer to see if they are on the panel. Is there a list online?

You should ask the Post Office what their panel criteria is for a solicitor.Then ask the property lawyer of your choice whether they meet the criteria and have they acted on mortgages for the Post Office historically. Where the answer to those is yes, then just clarify this with the Post Office. Alternatively please make use of our search facility and we should be able to find you a conveyancer in Roath Park on the panel for the Post Office.

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