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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Local transport information

Gowerton station is approximately 2 miles from Killay. The nearest airport to Killay is Swansea Airport (2 miles).

The most convenient hospital to Killay is Fairwood Swansea.


What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £222,000 property? I need to find fixed rate Killay conveyancing.


The lack of clarity surrounding this topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many law firms purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often additional charges will be included in the terms of engagement that homeowners often do not check. Extras included in terms and conditions needs to be reasonable. They be applicable solely where the solicitor must complete additional work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A conveyancing quote must also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Killay solicitors conduct a variety of conveyancing searches when they are instructed to act for a home buyer, but which particular searches?


When you are obtaining a mortgage lender requires you to a solicitor to get at least the following Local Authority Search, Drainage Search and Environment Search and perhaps specific local searches e.g. a Planning and local information.


I f I read up on the conveyancing process when buying a flat - Would it be a smart move to enact the conveyancing myself without help.?


In theory there are no arguments why a seller should not conduct bulk of the your own conveyancing without assistance.

However, a conveyancer is in charge of a huge array of jobs e.g. raising additional enquiries or representing the mortgage lender most of which require training. However firms and their solicitors are required by their regulator to carry the applicable indemnity cover that ultimately protects you in the event of carelessness.


We plan to complete on around 19th August, how is stamp duty determined?


The Stamp Duty owed will depend on the property's price. For a Killay property sold for £1123000, the SDLT rate is £56150.*

*Source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, July 2012


I really need a quick sale, does your solicitor panel employ fast Killay property lawyers ?


Our firm have an extremely efficient style when completing the legal work.

Having implemented the latest IT and conveyancing management systems .

We allocate clients a dedicated conveyancing property lawyer trained to communicate by phone and email with the whole property chain (line of buyers and sellers) like councils , for a quick sale.


Which local authority is responsible for Killay?


Killay is located in City and County of Swansea, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN, Tel: 01792 636000


Do you have good solicitors that carry out the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Killay?


Yes - Our firm often work for sellers at auction. Our specialist lawyers have worked for many bidders at regional property auctions such as Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Clever buyers at auction always formally appoint a SRA regulated solicitors practice as fast as they can to give enough time for a full report. well before the day of the auction.

Following the property auction date your now prepared solicitor will be ready for completing the conveyancing within the usual 28 days as typically required .


Flood searches may be all well and good but considering climate change for instance the flooding in 2012 are they still appropriate to identify sufficient information about the ever changing Killay flood risk area?


A property lawyer in Killay will recommend that you carry out food risk searches if the first conveyancing searches establishes a any kind of Killay flood risk area data

You can always contact a future neighbour for additional added insight.