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Conveyancing in Penllergaer Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Penllergaer key data:

The nearest airport to Penllergaer is Swansea Airport (5 miles). Penllergaer's nearest train station is Gowerton at 2 miles.

Motorists are well served with Penllergaer situated with excellent major road access about 1/2m of the M4 Junction 47 Westbound.

Garngoch Swansea is the nearest hospital for Penllergaer.

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How do we find affordable conveyancing in Penllergaer?

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Many firms purport to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional costs may inflate the final bill. A conveyancing quote should, in addition, define third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid. Extra costs included in the small print needs to be reasonable and only apply in cases where your lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Will we need a home buyers survey for this house purchase?

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Homeward Legal recommend that buyers arrange a house survey. It is a fact that there are a wide range of concerns which can affect a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation, such as wet rot or insect infestation.

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What is gazumping?

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This takes place when a seller accepts a buyer's offer, only to refuse it, opting for a second purchaser's offer. This could occur even months into a purchase. The chance of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. You should instruct your property solicitor as soon as possible to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.

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Has top-soil in Penllergaer been contaminated by iron?

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Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Penllergaer. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as disinfection by-products and water contaminants such as sewage.

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Will we need to get searches for chancel liability if we are buying a house on the same road as a church constructed in the 1600s in Penllergaer?

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Owners of property in Penllergaer may be subject to chancel repair liability. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Penllergaer property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. The solicitor handling your conveyancing will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate.

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I am concerned about the council tax rates on a semi-detached house in Penllergaer, what are they?

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Ordinarily, the report on title should contain the appropriate Swansea council tax band. Council tax charges for properties in Penllergaer are detailed online at the Swansea local authority site. On 15 February 2013 rates for all bands 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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For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £ 687k home, what do we need to aim for?

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The key to a fast conveyancing transaction is to use a proactive, diligent property lawyer. There are several tasks you, as the buyer, could do to get moving sooner. These include:

  • ordering a property survey early in the transaction
  • encouraging your property lawyer to carry out searches promptly
  • completing all forms as soon as possible

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The estate agent we are using in Abercynon has offered a firm of solicitors. Will it be more cost-effective to use them?

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Both agents and mortgage brokers will recommend a conveyancer, however, these referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.

 
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