Sections below are listed in alphabetical order
ACAS is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives. ACAS encourages people to work together effectively, and aims to promote good practice in the workplace as well as helping to resolve disputes. You can also call an ACAS helpline adviser on 0300 123 1100 (8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday). Customers with a hearing or speech impairment may prefer to contact us using the Text Relay service by dialling 18001 0300 123 1100. Click on the Icon to access their website
General Data Protection Regulation came into force on 25th May 2018 with the aim of strengthening the rights of individuals and transforming the way personal data is collected, shared and used. Nelson Myatt conform with this regulation, we only use your data with consent for the purpose of dealing with the matter you instructed us to deal with. We will not send you any unsolicited material. Our general email is only sent to people who have opted in and always give you the option to opt out at any stage. If you want to read more please click on the link.
Land Transaction Tax
From 1st April 2018 Stamp Duty (SDLT) was replaced in Wales with a new tax payable to the Welsh Assembly Government. This tax is called Land Transaction Tax (LTT). The two taxes are broadly similar although slightly different rates are used. Most residential purchases up to £250,000 will mean a saving for purchasers of Welsh land when compared to SDLT. Purchasers of Welsh land won’t pay any tax on properties up to £180,000, unless the property is a second home or a buy to let. Generally speaking the amount of tax to be paid works out cheaper in Wales than in England, the difference varies depending on the purchase price but at the lower end of the market it can be over £1000 cheaper. For example buying a house in Wales for £180,000 would attract no LTT whereas the same house in England would attract £1,100 in SDLT. First time buyers of properties priced over £180,000 will be slightly worse off, though, because there is no tax exemption in Wales (as there is under the SDLT). So, a first time buyer of a property for £250,000 in Chester will pay no SDLT. Conversely, a first time buyer of a property in Conwy for £250,000 will pay a LTT of £2,450. Use our Conveyancing calculator to find out exactly how much is payable. Current information and rates can be found by clicking the link.
We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy with the service we have provided to you or you have concerns about your bill then you should inform us immediately so that we can do our best to resolve the problem for you. We have a procedure in place which details how we handle complaints which is available at our offices. We have eight weeks to consider your complaint. If we are unable to help you, then you can have the complaint independently looked at by the Legal Ombudsman. The Legal Ombudsman can investigate complaints up to six years from the date of the problem happening or within three years of when you found out about the problem. If you wish to refer your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman this must be done within six months of our final response to your complaint. If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman their contact details are as follows: Visit Call 0300 555 0333 between 8.30am to 5.30pm. Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calls to national geographic numbers (starting 01or 02) from both mobiles and landlines. Calls are recorded and may be used for training and monitoring purposes. For minicom call 0300 555 1777 Email Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ Do not send original documents to the Legal Ombudsman. They will scan any documents you send us to make computer copies and then destroy the originals. Click on the Icon to visit their website.
Proud to be local
We are extremely proud to be based in Llandudno Junction and do our utmost to contribute to the wider community. Our Proud to Be Local – Llandudno Junction campaign is aimed at promoting businesses within the area by encouraging residents and businesses situated within Llandudno Junction to shop and/or engage with local services, rather than sending business and revenue outside of the local area. It is our belief that the retention of business within Llandudno Junction will boost the income of smaller businesses and also develop a closer business community. As part of the campaign we offer a 10% discount to all local business staff in respect of any Conveyancing, Family, Wills, Probate or Power of Attorney matters. We also offer free talks to our neighbouring businesses on a range of topics including employment rights, estate planning and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Get Involved We want to know all about the goods and services that our neighbouring businesses have to offer so that we can ensure that we support local business wherever possible. We would love to hear from you with details of your goods and services and any promotions you may have lined up for the near future so that we can share these with our clients and help you to promote your business.
Radon gas showed up in my conveyance report, should I be worried? Radon gas is a naturally occuring radioactive gas which tends to come out of the ground. It is found in higher proportions in different parts of the country. With todays modern insulated houses there is potential for radon gas to build up and consequently cause a health risk. We always carry out an environmental search which will highlight if Radon gas is a risk on your intended purchase. To find out more about Radon and what remedies can be made please click on the link
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Call: 0370 606 2555. Opening hours 08.00 to 18.00, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 09.30 to 18.00, Tuesday International callers +44 (0)121 329 6800 Postal address Solicitors Regulation Authority, The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RN Main fax number +44 (0)121 616 1999
Nelson Myatt Solicitors take part in Will aid every November where we will waive our fee for drawing up a basic Will and instead invite our clients to donate to the Will Aid group of charities. The suggested minimum donation £95 for a single basic Will and £150 for mirror Wills. The money raised is shared by the nine Will Aid charities* and is used to transform the lives of people in the UK and around the world. Will Aid has raised over £15 million since its launch over 25 years ago and an estimated £95 million has been pledged as legacies by people making their Will through the scheme. The campaign is proud to have helped more than 275,000 to write a proper Will with a professional solicitor. Having an up to date and properly written Will is the only way to be sure that your money and possessions will be distributed according to your wishes. It is also the only certain way to avoid difficulties for your relatives and friends after your death. By making a Will with Will Aid you will be protecting your loved ones’ future and helping to raise money to support the vital work of the Will Aid charities. For further information or to make an appointment to make a Will please call: Claire Myatt or Andrew Nelson at Nelson Myatt Solicitors on 01492 588200 Together we can make a real difference to your loved ones security in the future and at the same time help the thousands of people in the UK and around the world helped by the Will Aid charities. *The Will Aid charities are: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland).