By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Working together is vital for a speedier property transaction."
To take care of all the legal work on your behalf, when buying or selling property in Newport, you will need to appoint a property lawyer.
Homeward Legal's network of solicitors have vast experience helping home-buyers and -sellers in Newport and throughout South Wales. Our pragmatic approach means we move you in the shortest possible time.
Conveyancing solicitors who handle all the conveyancing work for your home move for a fixed price.
If for any reason your Isle of Wight house move does not complete we do not charge you any solicitors fees.
With area conveyancing expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Newport is served by the M4, A449 and A4042. By rail: The nearest train station is Newport. By air: Cardiff Airport is 24 miles from Newport, Bristol Airport 37 miles and Swansea Airport 57 miles.
Hospital: St. Woolos, 131 Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 4SZ. Council: Newport City Council (www.newport.gov.uk).
Attractions: Newport Mediaeval Ship, Tredegar House, Belle Vue Park, Newport Cathedral, Newport Castle.Q.
While many firms state that they offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', this may not be as straightforward or as cheap as it initially looks, because additional costs are often hiding in the small print. Such extra charges need to be fair and clearly stated.
At Homeward Legal, we never hide any costs, and our quotes provide a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.Q.
Your assigned property lawyer will order a variety of searches as standard for your transaction, including an environmental search. This latter will incorporate a review of the level of historical risk associated with your house and the area surrounding it. When the results come back, and should the level of risk be significant and therefore demand it, your lawyer will then instigate a more in-depth search of the flood risk to the area.
If you are anxious you could try to approach a neighbour or local resident. Or you could contact a local Wales flood repair builder.Q.
Yes. Indeed we are. Our niche panel of auction solicitors are specialists with a vast array of experience in representing buyers and sellers at both local and national property auctions. Shrewd auction-goers will know that the best tactic is to appoint a conveyancer as soon as possible, and well before the auction day, so that all the legal paperwork may be reviewed and sorted out. Then, as soon as the auction is finished, they will be fully briefed and can then complete the conveyancing within the statutory timeframe of four weeks or earlier.
Call our auction experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your plans and to obtain a fixed-fee quote with our guaranteed ‘No Move, No Fee’.Q.
In Newport, some owners may well be required to cover the cost of repairs to nearby church property. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. Your conveyancing lawyer will establish what the level of legal obligation is for you at your new property, and will also suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Churches in the local area include:
Of the large number of lenders and brokers with local branches in Newport, Homeward Legal work with the vast majority. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include:
You should be given the details of your new home’s council-tax band as part of the conveyancer's title report. The correct rates for Newport are listed online at the Newport City site (refer to the services section at the top of these FAQs for a link). For the 2016/2017 tax year, the bands and rates for Bishton (a representative area) in Newport were:
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Traditionally, solicitors could carry out mortgage-related work for most lenders. However, a small number of mortgage-lenders and -brokers have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. The good news is that Homeward Legal will act for the majority of mortgage-lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.
Give Homeward Legal a call on 0800 038 6699 for a fixed-fee quote.Q.
Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Newport, soil contamination is impossible to completely avoid. The local authority for Newport will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.Q.
It is suggested that you order a building survey. There are a range of defects that can negatively affect a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation. These can include cracks in walls and dry rot.Q.
On average, the number of weeks needed to transfer a property may vary, with reference to numerous considerations including whether the property is leasehold. We strive to ensure a sale, purchase or transfer of equity is undertaken as quickly as possible.Q.
The inventory of the condition of conservation areas is assessed by English Heritage and this areas and information are accessible at their website:
Newport is noted as poor with medium vulnerability and deteriorating.Q.
We believe that our active lawyers assume a an extremely efficient plan of attack to completing the conveyancing Homeward Legals panel of solicitors approach to conveyancing is different as we have invested in cutting edge online systems .
Critically we always allocate you a company trained to communicate with all parties in the home buyer and seller chain .Q.
It can certainly possible to conduct conveyancing on your own. In reality however, a property solicitor handles a long list of roles from ranging from applying for office copies of lease and other land reg docs or apportioning service charges some of which need a qualified solicitor. Moreover firms and their solicitors are required to have sufficient indemnity insurance to safeguard you in the event of oversights.Q.
Conservation areas denote areas of architectural merit. The solicitor handling your purchase should be able to advise further and discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.Q.
SDLT is generally payable on residential property sold for more than one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Stamp duty reduction scheme should be treated with extreme caution, as such schemes are often uneconomical and can be very unlikely to succeed.