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Conveyancing in Sketty Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

The nearest station to Sketty is Swansea. Sketty's nearest airport is Swansea Airport.

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Sketty area information

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Mumbles Lighthouse, Swansea Castle Cadw and Swansea Pavilion Repertory Theatre Historic Building are around Sketty.

The nearest hospital to Sketty is Hill House Swansea.

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How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

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Numerous property lawyers offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra costs may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement that buyers often do not check. Additional costs ought to be reasonable. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

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I am enquiring about the council tax amounts on a residential end of terrace property in Sketty, how much are they?

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Customarily the title report should contain the appropriate Swansea council tax band. Up-to-date rates for properties in Sketty are set out at the Swansea council site. At the time of authoring (08 March 2013) rates are as follows:

  • 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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When in the conveyancing process should we find a solicitor to act on our purchase?

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In the vast majority of cases, the sooner the better, as conveyancing involves a number of tasks that can be performed straight away. Prompt instruction of a conveyancing firm could mitigate the chance of your purchase or sale stalling.

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What does 'gazumping' mean?

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Gazumping occurs when a property owner accepts an offer, only to later refuse it in favour of a higher offer. Although gazumping is less common in a declining market,

there will always be a risk. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a conveyancing solicitor as soon as you can.

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What will affect land in Sketty, and should they be an issue?

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Many of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors can lessen the desirability Sketty property, and factors like petroleum and fuel sites or sand or gravel pits will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

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I am buying at auction and would like ensure fast conveyancing, what can we do to speed up the transaction?

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Experienced buyers will tell you that instructing a communicative conveyancer is essential to a fast conveyancing transaction. When selecting a conveyancer, : Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact Will they order searches immediately? Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?

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Conveyancing solicitors in Sketty apply for a number of property when acting for a purchaser - which particular searches?

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If buying and applying for a mortgage lender insist that a specified set of searches, including these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search as well as any specific local Sketty searches e.g. a Subsidence report.

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Do homewardlegal.co.uk look after the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Sketty?

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Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers in Sketty commonly carry out work for bidders at auction. Our property solicitors have worked for many buyers and sellers at regional residential property auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Canny purchasers always get a lawyer as early as possible to allow for a full review of the property's legal title well in advance of the auction day itself. Immediately following the property auction you are the property lawyer will be ready for finish the conveyancing process in 28 days as typically required by the conditions of sale.

 
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