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Conveyancing in Adamsdown Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/07/17

Local points of interest in Adamsdown

National Museum & Gallery of Wales Aviation Museum and Cardiff Castle Cadw are near to Adamsdown.

Adamsdown's closest airport is Cardiff Airport (10 miles). Bristol Airport is 21 mile away. The closest station to Adamsdown is Cardiff Queen Street.

The nearest hospital is Cardiff Royal Infirmary.

Q.

How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

A.

Many solicitors purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges are often hiding in the small print. Any charges which are listed in the solicitor's terms needs to be clearly defined. They only apply to matters if the conveyancer must perform additional tasks for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements ought to be listed on a quote. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Adamsdown?

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Adamsdown is located in Cardiff Council, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4UW, contact: 029 2087 208

Q.

Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Adamsdown conveyancing faster?

A.

Experienced buyers will tell you that contacting a proactive solicitor is essential to a fast conveyancing transaction. That said, there are several things you as the buyer can also do to get moving sooner. These include:

  • requesting regular updates from your solicitor and keep the pressure on
  • completing all forms as soon as possible
  • organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage

Q.

Unexpected personal circumstances dictate that we need to exchange on the conveyancing on our apartment as quickly as possible, do Homeward Legal have any extra fast Adamsdown solicitors ?

A.

Homeward Legal has an extremely efficient approach to completing the legal work for customers to meet the clients needs.

Homeward Legal always introduce you to lawyers that will always efficiently communicate through the whole of the buyer and seller chain . Also , our carefully selected solicitors are actually chosen because they use leading edge fast response technology leading to a completion on your house move asap.

Q.

How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates calculated and what should we pay on a £765000 home?

A.

The rate of stamp duty you will owe will depend on the purchase price. It is £30600 on a £765000 residential property.

Q.

Will your Adamsdown property solicitor do official or personal searches on my property purchase?

A.

The conveyancer will make a recommendation as to the best course of action, depending on issues like building society requirements. If personal searches are used the lawyer might consider a search agent e.g 7SIDE Limited, 14-18 City Road, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF24 3DL Tel: 02920 451444 Fax: 02920 465872

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Should the fixtures and fittings form include things like radiators?

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House purchasers are regularly frustrated by a lack of clarity around fixtures and fittings. In order to avoid later issues, a fixtures and fittings form should be completed and will save much anxiety later in the conveyancing process..

Q.

I am worried about council tax amounts on a Fifties terraced dwelling in Adamsdown, how much are they?

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As a rule the conveyancing report on title will provide the appropriate Cardiff council tax band. Correct rates for homes in Adamsdown are listed at the Cardiff local authority website. As at, 09 August 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £738.47
  • Band B - £861.55
  • Band C - £984.63
  • Band D - £1,107.71
  • Band E - £1,353.87
  • Band F - £1,600.03
  • Band G - £1,846.18
  • Band H - £2,215.42

 
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