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Conveyancing in Morriston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Regional transport and health information

The closest airport to Morriston is Swansea Airport (7 miles). The closest train station to Morriston is Llansamlet, almost 2 miles away.

Commuters are well served with Morriston situated with excellent road access approximately 1 1/2m of the M4 Junction 45 Westbound.

Q.

Morriston points of interest

A.

Swansea Pavilion Repertory Theatre Historic Building and Swansea Castle Cadw are close at hand to Morriston.

The most convenient hospital for Morriston is Morriston Swansea.

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How do I find low cost conveyancing?

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Both high-street and online solicitors claim to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Extra costs should be fair and clearly defined. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be defined on the quote

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I am anxious about the council tax amounts on a residential end of terrace property in Morriston, what are they?

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Customarily a conveyancing report on title should give the Swansea council tax band.

Correct rates for residents of Morriston are set out online at the Swansea council website. Currently, 02 December 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £780.04
  • Band B - £910.05
  • Band C - £1,040.05
  • Band D - £1,170.06
  • Band E - £1,430.07
  • Band F - £1,690.09
  • Band G - £1,950.10
  • Band H - £2,340.12

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Are your property lawyers experienced enough to very fast completions on residential property auction conveyancing in Morriston?

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Yes - Our team are familiar with local and national auctions and regularly get instructed by buyers at auction. It is sensible for buyers to select a suitable lawyer as ahead of time

as possible to give enough time for a full review of the legal pack well in advance of the auction day.

Immediately following the day of the auction you are the solicitor should be able to concentrate on finish the purchase in less than 28 days as conventionally required by the terms of sale.

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What are Morriston's searches?

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Conveyancing searches are a standardised set of enquiries carried out in the interest of the purchaser, such as a drainage search. These are not property surveys and will not identify structural issues.

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Is a home buyers survey required when buying property in Morriston?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommend that the majority of buyers arrange a RICS surveyor to carry out a survey. There are many defects that affect a property, that will not be addressed during the conveyancing process, including cracks around door frames or wet rot.

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We are intending to purchase a church rectory in Llanilid with Llanharan. Will a chancel search be appropriate?

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Whichever Morriston parish in which you are purchasing, a lawyer may suggest a chancel search. In older areas of Morriston, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the owners of a house where church councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. For property in the parish of Llanilid with Llanharan, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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Our agent has suggested the conveyancing whom they usually use. Will it be faster to use this solicitor?

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Estate agent recommendations are a commonplace path for purchasers to get a solicitor. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, an agent may select the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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What amount of time can be budgeted for conveyancing to purchase a home generally need in Morriston?

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The time needed to transfer a house varies. This is influenced by numerous legal considerations including if a third party is slow to respond. Our lawyers strive to ensure each client is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.

 
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