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Conveyancing in Penarth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/04/17

Penarth attractions

Barry Docks Lighthouse, Oriel Washington Gallery Penarth Art Gallery and Turner House Gallery Penarth Art Gallery are easily accessible from Penarth.

Penarth's nearest airport is Cardiff Airport. Bristol Airport is 21 mile away. The closest train station to Penarth is Penarth, about a mile away.

The closest hospital to Penarth is Cardiff Bay Clinic.

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How do we find the best conveyancing rates in Penarth for a £758,000 home?

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This issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra costs may increase your final bill. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Is a contract race fee a disbursement or fee?

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Disbursements and fees should be clearly stated on a quote for your conveyancing, with no additional charges of any kind in the terms and conditions. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, but some solicitors do charge extra for this.

Q.

Will my Penarth conveyancer request personal or official searches on my property purchase?

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Your conveyancer will advise as to the best type of search, depending on factors like lender requirements. If personal searches are used, your property solicitor might try to find a search agent wit local experience e.g Richard Steven Davies T/a Rocket Legal Services, 3 Marine Parade, Penarth, South Glamorgan, CF64 3BE Tel: 02920 703079 Fax: 02920 702495

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As a consequence of the extensive river flooding in Wales we are wondering whether flood searches may not be detailed enough?

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A good conveyancer in Penarth will advise you to carry out specialist conveyancing searches (environmental) if the initial searches spots a significant risk Penarth flood risk.

You can speak to a future neighbour to gain additional local history.

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The estate agent has offered the property solicitor. Will it be faster to use this solicitor?

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It is not uncommon for agents to suggest a law firm, however, such referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as an agent may select the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.

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Which of the mortgage lender panels in Penarth are your solicitors on?

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Of lenders with local branches in Penarth, we closely with many. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Penarth include Vale Mortgages & Finance, 9 Anchor Rd, Penarth, CF64 1SL, and Motts Mortgages, Times House/Plassey Street, Penarth, CF64 1ET. The property lawyer handling your case will be able to provide more information.

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What is gazumping?

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This happens when an offer is accepted, and then rejected, by the house seller, selecting instead a higher offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of gazumping. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible is a key first step to reducing this risk.

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We are buying a £656000 home in Penarth, how is stamp duty rates determined?

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The SDLT you will owe depends on the house's value. Stamp duty will be £26240 on a £656000 house or flat (information correct December 2012).

 
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