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Conveyancing in Rhiwbina Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

Rhiwbina travel information:

Rhiwbina is nearby at under 1 mile of Junction 32 Eastbound of the M4.

Rhiwbina's closest airport is Cardiff Airport. Bristol Airport is 24 miles away. The closest station to Rhiwbina is Rhiwbina, almost a mile away.

The nearest hospital for Rhiwbina is Whitchurch Cardiff.


We are looking for the cheapest conveyancing solicitors. Can you assist?


Confusion over this matter catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers advertise theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement.


Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Rhiwbina conveyancing faster?


Instructing a proactive, diligent lawyer is essential to a faster move. You should consider:

  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?


What environmental concerns can contaminate land in Rhiwbina. Are they a problem?


Land in Rhiwbina will be contaminated by several natural causes, and an environmental search should clarify to what extent a plot of land is impacted by local contaminants including nearby waste management facilities.


Do homewardlegal.co.uk advise on the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Rhiwbina?

Yes - Our company often act for buyers at auction. Homeward Legal tend to recommend purchasers to decide on a residential conveyancing lawyer well before the property auction date to give enough time for a thorough review of the property's legal title.

Subsequently, following the actual auction a property lawyer has to be prepared for get through all of the legal work in 28 days as usually required by the auction conditions.


Which particular search enquiries should the property lawyer in Rhiwbina do on a Rhiwbina building?


Standard legal procedure will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches e.g. a HS21.


How many weeks can the conveyancing process require, on average?


For most Rhiwbina property, the length of time taken to buy or sell residential property is not wholly predictable. This wide range results from a handful of issues, for example, if management information is required. With our Rhiwbina property specialists, a sale, purchase or transfer of equity receives fast and efficient service.


What does the Rhiwbina property solicitor recommend if the house I am intending to buy is within a Cardiff local authority conservation area that possibly has inappropriate windows added?


Local authority LLC1 searches conducted by your solicitor will determine whether the property is inside a conservation area proof of Coal Authority consent for modifications will be asked for. In the absence of any consents, your Rhiwbina conveyancing solicitor will advise you of the options, which include seeking from the planning authority or buying an indemnity policy.


Can we verify that the property we are buying is in a designated conservation area?


The areas located near Rhiwbina include a number of areas of historic or architectural significance designated as conservation areas. Your conveyancing solicitor will be able to offer more information and discuss the relevant responsibilities.