We note that you have a search directory listing law firms on the Principality conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Swansea City?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Principality 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.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the home buying as a 1st time purchaser of a ground floor flat in Swansea City. Do I collect the keys to the property on the completion date from my lawyer? If so, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Swansea City?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the completion advance to the seller's solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be invited to receive the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.
How can we tell if a Swansea City conveyancing solicitor on the Barclays panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Swansea City getting recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your conveyancing.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Swansea City. I have a mortgage agreed with Bank of Ireland. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Swansea City?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing 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…’
I am selling my house. My former solicitors has retired. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Swansea City if that makes a difference.
Do use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Swansea City. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.
Last October I purchased a leasehold house in Swansea City. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?
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. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure 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).
Leasehold Conveyancing in Swansea City - Sample of Queries before buying
Many Swansea City leasehold flats will have a service charge for maintenance of the building levied by the landlord. Should you purchase the apartment you will have to pay this charge, normally quarterly during the year. This can differ from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large communal grounds. There will also be a ground rent for you to pay yearly, normally this is not a large amount, say about £25-£75 but you should to check it because on occasion it could be prohibitively expensive. It is important to be aware whether window replacement or some other significant cost is due in the near future that will be shared between the tenants and will dramatically increase the the service costs or necessitate a one off invoice. How much is the ground rent and service charge?