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Conveyancing in Roath Park Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Local travel information:

The closest airport to Roath Park is Cardiff Airport. Bristol Airport is 22 miles away. Roath Park's closest station is Cathays.

The most convenient hospital to Roath Park is University Dental Cardiff.

Q.

I need low cost conveyancing in Roath Park. What are the risks?

A.

This affects many home owners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many solicitors advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional fees are frequently hidden in small print that home owners often do not check. Extra fees included in the solicitor's terms needs to be fair and clearly defined. They only come into force where the solicitor is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The disbursements to be paid should be included on your quote

Q.

If we are buying a Roath Park property close to parsonage land, do I need a chancel liability search?

A.

Where land in Roath Park was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the cost of upkeep of specific local church buildings. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Roath Park properties is likely to exist.

Q.

Do many conservation areas in Roath Park have the potential to impact the building we are buying?

A.

There are several conservation areas in or near Roath Park. The advantages of these restrictions will include protection for trees and other flora, but they can result in the buyer inheriting liability of unauthorised changes. Your conveyancing solicitor will provide more details.

Q.

We are concerned about council tax rates on a Thirties mid-terrace house in Roath Park, what are they?

A.

Commonly, a conveyancing report on title will supply the Cardiff council tax band. Up-to-date rates for properties in Roath Park are set out on the Cardiff council website. As at, 12 December 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £738.47
  • Band B - £861.55
  • Band C - £984.63
  • Band D - £1,107.71
  • Band E - £1,353.87
  • Band F - £1,600.03
  • Band G - £1,846.18
  • Band H - £2,215.42

Q.

Should we instruct the firm of solicitors used by my estate agent in Nantyglo?

A.

If you opt for a solicitor referred this way, you the agent is able to use their influence exert pressure on your behalf. Such referrals must be carefully considered, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Roath Park?

A.

Roath Park is located in Cardiff Council, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4UW, phone: 029 2087 208

Q.

What do we do to calculate stamp duty, how much will it be on a £595000 residential property?

A.

The rate of stamp duty which will be owed will depend on the property's value. Stamp duty will be £23800 on a £595000 home.*

*This information correct as of 12/03/2013

Q.

We are buying a home with Lloyds TSB - is there anything we need to check?

A.

When buying with a mortgage, the lender will require legal work to be carried out. In some cases, lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal can act for many lenders, ensuring that an additional property lawyer will not be required to act for your lender.

 
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