If you’re buying or selling property in Cardiff, our conveyancing solicitors are here to help. Our experienced team have in-depth knowledge of the property market in and around the Welsh capital and offer a full selection of excellent value conveyancing services.
Buying or selling a home is a big deal. The stakes are high, and any errors could end up costing you significant sums of money and causing you major stress. Mistakes could even result in the transaction falling through. This is why it’s so important to have the experts on your side.
Our conveyancing solicitors are here to help with each stage of the process, whether you’re purchasing or selling a property
We can help with:
Contracts lie at the heart of all property transactions. These documents set out the terms and conditions of the sale, as agreed by the buyer and seller. Our experienced, knowledgeable lawyers can draft these documents on your behalf, ensuring they meet your requirements. They can also check contracts thoroughly on the buyer’s side. If necessary, our conveyancing experts will also enter into negotiations on the terms of the contract to ensure they meet your objectives before an exchange takes place.
This diligent approach helps you to protect your interests and it ensures you don’t experience any nasty surprises once the contract has been signed. Because of this, it can give you much greater peace of mind.
Carrying out checks and searches
When you’re buying a home, it’s vital that certain checks are conducted on your behalf. For example, Local Authority searches highlight issues to do with planning permissions or constraints, rights of way, property boundaries and any disputes. Other important searches can include environmental, drainage, water and land charges, as well as any other issues you wish to be investigated.
As a home buyer, before you sign on the dotted line it’s important to have the relevant surveys conducted on the property you’re interested in. Our conveyancing solicitors can advise on everything from full structural surveys to valuation surveys and homebuyers reports.
Exchange of contracts
When both parties are satisfied with the terms of the contract, solicitors on both sides can set a date for the exchange of contracts. Once this happens, both buyer and seller are committed to the transaction.
Our specialists will also set a date for and handle the completion day, which is when the purchase becomes official. Between the exchange of contracts and completion, our lawyers are on hand to assist with any last financial checks. On the day itself, they’ll ensure everything happens at exactly the correct time. They’ll take care of the transfer of funds to settle the balance of the purchase price. Once the payment’s been made and the keys have been handed over, they’ll also register the purchase with the Land Registry, and they can arrange for stamp duty to be paid if this is applicable in your case.
In short, you can rely on our team to handle all aspects of a purchase or sale. They’ll be there throughout the process to ensure everything is done properly and in line with your interests. It’s easy to underestimate how much legal back and forth there is during property transactions. Our team are here to take this work off your hands, freeing you up to focus on other important tasks.
Other conveyancing services
As well as helping you to buy or sell properties, our team can help with any of the following:
- Shared ownership, including staircasing transactions
- Transfers of equity/deed of gift
- New build/ off-plan purchases
- Portfolio investment purchases
- Buying and selling of sites for residential development
- Ground rent sales
- Shared equity schemes, including Help to Buy
- Lease extensions
- Deeds of easements
- Reconstruction of titles where deeds have been lost
- Variations of leases and variations of restrictive covenants
Fixed fee quotes
We know that when you’re preparing to buy or sell a property, or you need help with another conveyancing issue, the last thing you need is uncertainty when it comes to legal costs. That’s why we offer fixed quotes for our services.
When you come to us, you’ll benefit from one comprehensive, transparent price for all the work needed to complete your property transaction. This means you can plan your finances with greater certainty and you won’t be left facing any unexpected bills.
Conveyancing solicitors you can trust
Slater and Gordon solicitors aim to take the stress out of property transactions. As part of this commitment, we offer the highest levels of client service and care. Our team will keep you updated at each stage of the process, so you’re never left in the dark. In addition, we’ll always communicate with you in plain language, avoiding any unnecessary jargon to ensure you understand what’s happening throughout.
Thanks to our extensive experience in this legal area, you can trust us to help you achieve the best possible outcome. For further information on our services, please contact us on on freephone 0808 175 8000 or complete our online contact form. We’re always happy to answer your questions and provide you with further details.