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Conveyancing in Wales Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/07/17

Wales's nearest airport is Aberporth, West Wales Airport. Wales's nearest train station is Sugar Loaf.

Tregaron is the most convenient hospital to Wales.

Q.

Please confirm the cheapest fee for a £373,000 property? I am looking for a low cost conveyancing quote in Wales.

A.

This catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra charges will be included in the solicitor's terms. This small print is often not read by home owners in a hurry. Any additional fees which are listed in the terms should be fair. They only apply to matters if the lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements ought to be defined on the quote

Q.

What are Wales property searches?

A.

Searches are a typical set of queries requested by the purchaser's conveyancer through local and national agencies, such as a local authority search. Purchasers should know that, these searches consider issues with the property's title.

Q.

Are there any designated conservation areas in Wales?

A.

The local areas near or within Wales will include a number of conservation areas. A conveyancing lawyer will discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

Q.

What specific searches should the property lawyer in Wales conduct when instructed on a Wales property?

A.

The customary legal procedure is to get Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally area-specific searches for example Official Search of whole with priority.

Q.

The vendor has added roof antenna to the property in Wales which I think may defy nearby conservation area criteria

A.

The conveyancing solicitor will always ascertain if the property is located within a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have requisite permissions.

Q.

What length of time should the conveyancing process take, in your opinion? If it matters, we are purchasing residential property in Wales.

A.

The length of time needed to transact a house can vary, influenced by a number of issues including if there is a mortgage. We strive to ensure your sale, purchase or remortgage receives fast and efficient service.

Q.

Is contaminated land in Wales an issue for most residential properties?

A.

Many of contaminants caused by natural causes and human activities may lessen the desirability land in Wales, and factors such as coal mining and environmental radon sources will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

Q.

We are buying on a brownfield site. What should we do regarding zinc top-soil contamination?

A.

Soil contamination is closed monitored. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Wales, including local authorities.

 
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