We see that you have a search directory identifying firms on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Swansea City?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Swansea City.
The Swansea City conveyancing firm that I recently instructed on my purchase in Swansea City have suddenly shut down. I only went with them because I had to have a lawyer on the HSBC conveyancing panel and my preferred Swansea City lawyer was not. I paid them £170 on account. What should be my next steps?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the HSBC conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to help.
My friend advised me that if I am buying in Swansea City 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 sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Swansea City conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Swansea City around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Swansea City Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Swansea City.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Swansea City?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Swansea City. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
How difficult is it to switch conveyancer as I have to retain a firm on the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing list. I had appointed a local conveyancing solicitor in Swansea City round the corner but he is not accepted by Birmingham Midshires
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Swansea City on the Birmingham Midshires panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we on the directory do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Swansea City. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can scrutinise charges for conveyancing solicitors in Swansea City and throughout England and Wales.