By Frances Traynor
20th April 2017
"Working together is critical for a smoother completion."
If you are buying or selling a property in Cardiff, you should instruct a solicitor to look after the legal work for you.
Homeward Legal's conveyancing lawyers have a wealth of experience helping home buyers and sellers in Cardiff and across Wales and our pragmatic approach often means we move you in the shortest possible time.
Our conveyancing solicitors handle all the legal work for your home move for a fixed cost.
If for any reason your Cardiff house move does not complete we do not charge you any conveyancing fees for buying and selling a home.
Using their local expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you along every step of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
In reference to the most recent national census the approximate population of Cardiff is 1,005,334 across an area the size of 370,399 acres, which gives a population density of around 2.7 people per acre of land.
Cardiff Airport is just 9 miles from the city centre and Bristol Airport is 22 miles away giving great connections to international destinations.
Cardiff Queen Street train station is approximately 1 mile from Cardiff city centre, making it easy to reach the city and commute in and out.
Cardiff Castle Cadw and Cardiff Castle Historic Building are close to Cardiff. The closest hospital to Cardiff is St Davids Carmarthen.
Many buyers and sellers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates and many property lawyers advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing' however additional charges may inflate your final invoice. Charges found in terms and conditions should be reasonable. Any disbursements to be paid should be included on your conveyancing quote
Searches are a standard set of enquiries ordered by the conveyancing solicitor, for example a local authority search, and will only cover legal facets of the purchase.
Your solicitor will carry out conveyancing searches to determine whether the property is affected by a conservation area and whether any modifications have required permissions from the Cardiff planning authority. Your solicitor will then advise you as to how this will affect your purchase.
Homeward Legal will advocate that home sellers delay arranging removals until the point where contracts have exchanged because generally a moving date wont have been confirmed. Often home removals firms will charge a rearrangement fee . Local removals firms include 1st Always For House Clearances, 54 Crwys Rd, Cardiff, CF24 4NN Telephone: 029 2038 3268 or Jones Lee, 35 Monmouth St, Cardiff, CF11 6SF on 07929 459032.
Despite extensive regulations existing to manage top-soil contamination, there are still many places in Cardiff that will have this problem. Various bodies will hold data on land contaminants affecting Cardiff, and these will be contacted on behalf of you by your solicitor in an Despite extensive regulations existing to manage top-soil contamination, there are still many places in Cardiff that will have this problem. Various bodies will hold data on land contaminants affecting Cardiff, and these will be contacted on behalf of you by your solicitor in an Environmental Search.
Completion can take anywhere between 3 weeks and three months dependent on a number of things, such as the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or the speed of the lender. Our highly experienced solicitors are results-focused with the main goal of completing the legal process in as little time as achievable. Find out if you can help the process along too in our helpful guide.
Generally speaking, there is no legal definition of 'fixtures and fittings'. The need to clarify this is regularly neglected, making the completion and approval of a comprehensive fixtures and fittings form so important.
Stamp Duty Land Tax is calculated with reference to the purchase price. For example on a £269,000 residential property, Stamp Duty will be £3,450. This is only worked out on the amount over £125,000, so any property worth less than this will be free from Stamp Duty. *This information is accurate as of 01/12/16