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Conveyancing in Langland Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Local services information

Swansea train station is around 5 miles from Langland. The nearest airport to Langland is Swansea Airport.

The closest hospital is Singleton Swansea.

Q.

How do we find a cheap solicitor in Langland to purchase a home?

A.

Many homeowners seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many solicitors promote supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees will be included in small print. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Langland?

A.

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

Q.

The estate agent we are using in Miskin has put forward the conveyancing. Should I instruct them?

A.

The Miskin agent will push a law firm. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, an agent may choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

Q.

How will my Langland lawyer advise us on the potential risk of local flooding around Langland?

A.

A qualified lawyer will carry out official property conveyancing searches that incorporate Langland area flood risk information. As an additional measure means that the Langland conveyancing solicitor may recommend an inexpensive additional involved flood risk search. The most recent (21/02/13) publication on the Environment Agency don’t indicate any active flood warnings in Langland.

Q.

We are buying a £868000 residence in Langland, how is stamp duty calculated?

A.

Stamp Duty is dependent on several factors, including the house or flat's value. It will be £34720 on a £868000 home.*

*Correct as of August 2012

Q.

Property lawyers in Langland carry out varied searches when they are instructed by a buyer - which particular searches?

A.

When applying for a mortgage a mortgage lender insist that at least the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search, and occasionally specific local Langland searches, like a Contaminated land Search.

Q.

As a result of the extensive river flooding in Wales we are wondering if environmental searches won't be detailed enough?

A.

An experienced Langland solicitor will recommend that you get additional food risk searches if the standard searches spots a any kind of Langland flood risk.

It could be worth trying to converse with a local resident to get added comfort if still concerned.

Q.

How much can the charges for searches total?

A.

Searches range in cost. Searches are charged at cost.

 
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