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Conveyancing in Margam Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

Margam area info

Port Talbot Lighthouse and Margam Stones Museum Cadw are close at hand to Margam.

The nearest station to Margam is Port Talbot Parkway, approximately 1 mile away. The closest airport to Margam is Swansea Airport. Cardiff Airport is 22 miles and away.

Margam is close at nearby at 1/2 mile off the M4 Junction 39 Westbound.

The most convenient hospital to Margam is Groeswen.


I am looking for a solicitors firm that offers cheap conveyancing. Can you assist?


Several property lawyers purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra costs are often hiding in small print which buyers may have not read carefully Your conveyancing quote should state the disbursements to be paid. Additional costs ought to be reasonable and clear. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.


For our lender, we have chosen Santander, what do we need to consider?


Recently, a number of lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, potentially creating increased legal costs for buyers. We are able to act for the majority of mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.


What type of inquiry in respect to the risk and history of floods to properties in Neath Port Talbot will a solicitor in Margam advise us on a buy to let home we are hoping to buy?

The property conveyancer will apply for environmental searches, which include Margam flood risk area data information.


Could the conveyancing fees for my Margam move include any hidden costs?


Homeward Legal will not charge any additional costs to buy or sell a home.


What is the council tax on a Sixties semi-detached Band F home in Margam?


Almost always the report on title will provide the relevant Neath Port Talbot council tax band. Council tax charges for homes in Margam are listed online at the Neath Port Talbot local authority website. As of 16 February 2013 the rates are:

  • Band A - £944.15
  • Band B - £1,101.51
  • Band C - £1,258.87
  • Band D - £1,416.23
  • Band E - £1,730.95
  • Band F - £2,045.67
  • Band G - £2,360.38
  • Band H - £2,832.46


Which factors will impact land in Margam, and should they be an issue?


Land in Margam may have been contaminated by several environmental concerns, like landfill sites or a proximate telecommunications base station. An environmental search can give more clarity.


We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how can we ensure a fast completion?


Experienced buyers will tell you that contacting a experienced conveyancer is key faster conveyancing. There are, in addition, several things you as the purchaser can do to accelerate the process, including, asking for property searches to be ordered immediately, promptly answering your conveyancer's questions (by email if possible) and organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage.


We are aiming to purchase in Margam. Should we have property searches ordered?


Searches are a commonly-used pack of enquiries carried out in the interest of the purchaser. Searches are strongly recommended, however they consider legal considerations.