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Conveyancing in Ponthir Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

Local key data:

The closest airport to Ponthir is Bristol Airport. Cardiff Airport is 23 miles and away and Cwmbran station is around 3 miles from Ponthir.

Ponthir is close at inside 2 miles off the M4 junction entry 25a Eastbound.

The most convenient hospital to Ponthir is St Cadocs Newport.


We need to find a cheap solicitor quote to own a house. and what is included?


Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers and sellers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many law firms claim to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges will be included in small print which buyers and sellers may have not read carefully The quote should also state any disbursements.Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.


How might conveyancing legal work be so delayed?


The conveyancing process will occasionally experience delays even where there is no chain. In some cases, the delays are out of the solicitor's hands, Homeward Legal, however, endeavour to minimise their effect by proactively handling all enquiries. Reasons for delay can include slow solicitors acting for the other side.


Conveyancing searches are conveyancing protocol but with recent climactic events for instance the extensive river flooding in Wales are they the best way to see sufficient information about the Ponthir risk of flooding?

Your Ponthir property lawyer should get flood searches if the initial conveyancing searches identifies a significant risk Ponthir flood risk area data

It may be sensible to contact a neighbour to gain further local information.


What amount of time may be planned for the legal work to transfer a house require, on average?


Generally speaking, the amount of time taken to sell or purchase residential property varies, dependent on potentially many legal considerations such as whether a mortgage is involved. 8 to 12 weeks is the average for many firms, whereas our solicitors work towards four to six weeks, wherever possible.


How is Ponthir contaminated land investigated?


Land in Ponthir would be contaminated by numerous natural causes. Issues like masts or pylons will be investigated during the conveyancing process.


What sort of due diligence in respect to the risk of possible flooding at Torfaen will the Ponthir lawyer give an account of?


A critical component in the legal due diligence process of purchasing a property involves your conveyancing lawyer conducting property conveyancing searches that provide you with details in relation to Ponthir flood risk area. At the time of writing (29-Nov-10) there were no warnings around the at the River Lwyd at Ponthir


Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like curtains?


Commonly, fixtures are fixed items, such as light fixtures to walls, floors or ceilings and fixtures are free-standing items, such as sideboards. This is an issue which is frequently overlooked, making agreement of a comprehensive list of included items so essential.


Should we be concerned about gazumping?


The practice of rejecting the first offer post-acceptance once another buyer makes a bigger offer is known as gazumping. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a danger of gazumping. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer.