Conveyancing Solicitors in Bridgend

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Conveyancing in Bridgend

Conveyancing is the legal work that ensures property is transferred from a seller to a buyer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Bridgend, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Bridgend and throughout Wales handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Barry, Cardiff, Penarth, Port Talbot and Porthcawl

Bridgend Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Bridgend

A town in Bridgend County Borough, Wales, Bridgend is known for its shopping facilities and the Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes nearby. Bridgend offers a range of properties, with homes in the Coity area being particularly sought after. Major employers include Ford and the Princess of Wales Hospital. Bridgend has excellent road and rail links to Swansea and Cardiff. Bridgend has a population of approximately 49,000.

Bridgend house prices

The average price paid for a property in Bridgend between March and April 2024 was £204,197 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Bridgend (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,368.27
B £1,596.31
C £1,824.35
D £2,052.40
E £2,508.49
F £2,964.58
G £3,420.67
H £4,104.80
I £4,788.93

What do Bridgend conveyancing solicitors do?

During the home purchase, the lawyer will handle all the legal elements of a home purchase.

They will order searches, raise questions for the seller, review the contract of sale and complete any post-sale actions, such as paying Land Transaction Tax.

Bridgend conveyancing solicitors may also carry out coal mining searches due to the history of the South Wales coalfield.

Buying with a mortgage?

When you purchase a property, your solicitor also needs to carry out some legal work for your lender.

If your conveyancing solicitor is not on your bank's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer.

We work with lawyers who can represent the vast majority of lenders, facilitating a quicker completion of your transaction.

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New Build

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Bridgend can be more complex than that required to purchase a pre-owned property.

Your solicitor in Bridgend must be able to deal with things like handling reservation fees, checking that any contracts allow for future 'common parts' maintenance and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Global Home Warranties.

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Buying a leasehold property

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Bridgend

At the start of the property selling process in Bridgend, the solicitor will compile key documents, including the contract of sale and assorted property information forms, and help you fill out these forms.

The lawyer will advise on enquiries sent by the buyer's conveyancer, address potential issues and redeem the existing mortgage.

By taking steps to coordinate with both sides, including estate agents and banks or building societies, the solicitor will ensure the property sale is completed without incident.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, it can take much more time to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold property when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review these documents, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes the solicitor to source this information.

It could take several weeks to collect these details if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property, so the solicitor should get this underway as soon as possible.

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Remortgage in Bridgend

The base interest rate is 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

You will need to check your preferred solicitor is on your mortgage lender's panel before you instruct.

Our partner panel solicitors can act for over 100 mortgage lenders. Whether you are switching to a standard variable rate mortgage from Bank of Ireland or taking out a flexible mortgage from Bradford and Bingley, we can help.

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Transfer of equity in Bridgend

Whether you are inheritance tax (IHT) planning, buying out the equity of a joint owner or transferring the ownership of a property to your children, you will need to work with a solicitor who specialises in transfers of equity.

Your lawyer will handle the legal side for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are conveyancing fees in Bridgend?

You can get an online quote for conveyancing in minutes, but making sense of what you actually be paying can be a challenge.

Conveyancing solicitors fees

These fees are what your solicitor or conveyancer charges you for the legal work that they complete on your behalf. The conveyancing quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Disbursements

Disbursements are the payments incurred by your solicitor or conveyancer during the conveyancing process. Examples of disbursements include Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a plan search.

Check what's included in your quote

If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, double-check for additional fees or charges. Some firms include additional fees in the small print, resulting in a higher-than-expected final bill.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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