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Conveyancing in Hirwaun Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Living in Hirwaun? ;

Hirwaun's closest train station is Aberdare. Cardiff Airport is 25 miles from Hirwaun.

Aberdare General is a nearby hospital.


I need a solicitor that offers cheap conveyancing in Hirwaun. How do I get a quote?


Lack of clarity over this topic catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many law firms purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges may pad the final bill. A conveyancing quote ought to define any disbursements to be paid. Any costs needs to be reasonable. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Of large Hirwaun mortgage lenders, which firms are on your panel?


Most lenders in Hirwaun are on our panels. Hirwaun lenders and mortgage specialists include Asset Management Financial Services, 73-74/73-74/Hannah Street, Porth, CF39 9PY, Cascade Mortgages, Cascade House/Pengam Rd, Penpedairheol, Hengoed, CF82 8BX, and King's Financial Services, Clos Coed Bach, Blackwood, NP12 1GT. The solicitor managing the legal work for your move will be able to advise further.


Please confirm how to circumvent paying SDLT?


Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is usually payable on houses over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. We firmly advise against any stamp duty reduction scheme. Such schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later meaning that the full stamp duty amount will be payable, with potential fines.


How much is the council tax on a Forties converted building in Hirwaun?

In general, the title report will give information the Rhondda Cynon Taf council tax band. The latest tax charges for Hirwaun are tabled on the Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority site. At the time of writing (17/12/2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £893.38
  • Band B - £1,042.28
  • Band C - £1,191.17
  • Band D - £1,340.07
  • Band E - £1,637.86
  • Band F - £1,935.66
  • Band G - £2,233.45
  • Band H - £2,680.14


What can our searches be?


Searches range in cost. Conveyancing searches are disbursements paid to a third party.


The web is awash a plethora of online explanatory studies about all about doing the legal work yourself. Do I really need to spend money on a solicitor in Hirwaun ?


There is no reason why you cannot decide to take care of the conveyancing without Hirwaun solicitor.

In reality however, a solicitor is familiar with a long list of actions e.g. approving pre exchange checklists and apportioning service charges which need experience. Fundamentally do it yourself conveyancers will not be covered by acceptable insurance which all solicitors need to get.


My mortgage lender will be Holmesdale Building Society - what will I need to be aware of?


Over the last two years, some lenders are now limiting the firms who can act for them, resulting in higher conveyancing costs for house purchasers if a second solicitor is required by their lender. We can act for many mortgage lenders, ensuring that an additional solicitor will not be required to act for your lender.


What type of searches into the risk of flooding in Rhondda Cynon Taff will my Hirwaun solicitor actually do?


An essential component in the conveyancing procedure involves your solicitor making an application for conveyancing searches that give information with respect to the local Hirwaun flood risk. On (29-Nov-10) there were no warnings around the at the River Cynon at Hirwaun