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As trusted solicitors for the elderly, Howell’s have put together a plain, expert guide to lasting power of attorney. Whether you are considering arranging lasting power of attorney for a family member, friend or solicitor, or have been asked to take on the role of attorney, this complete guide will answer all your questions. In this guide we will be covering:

  • The duties of an attorney
  • Who can and cannot be an attorney
  • Having more than one attorney
  • Different types of attorney
  • How to choose an attorney
  • How to find highly regarded solicitors for the elderly More...

The following is a general guide to our conveyancing process when selling your property. Hopefully our open and honest approach will help you to anticipate any pitfalls before they arise. However, if you are still unsure about any aspect of the conveyancing process when selling your residential or commercial property then our expert solicitors will be only too happy to clear it up for you.

  • 1. The Initial Steps


Once you have chosen and informed the solicitors you would like to commence the conveyancing process when selling your property, you will soon receive a ‘Letter of Engagement’ or ‘Confirmation of Terms of Business. This should be signed and returned promptly so the work can begin. In some circumstances the solicitor may request funds to cover initial expenditure.

Once your solicitor has been officially instructed to start the conveyancing process they will, if necessary, obtain the title deeds from your lender. More...

If you are unfamiliar with the conveyancing process it can seem complicated and problematic. Here at Howells our specialist coneyancing solicitors use their vast experience to make even the most problematic conveyance simple and transparent.

The following is an outline of our conveyancing process when buying property, to give you a clear idea of the service you will receive. We keep it simple, honest and transparent here at Howells, ensuring you are kept in the loop at every stage of the process. More...

bag for life

The new 5 pence for a bag rule in the supermarkets and shops across South Wales is a well thought out initiative which we welcome with open arms. It is crucial we look after the environment in every way we can, and reducing the amount of waste caused by plastic bags is an important step on the ladder. However, it’s not just the environment that benefits: the 5 pence charge for plastic bags goes straight to charity, so good causes across Wales will reap the rewards too.

It’s not until such a scheme comes along which really makes you think about your habits, you realise just how wasteful we are with plastic bags. Hopefully this timely reminder will really make a difference.

The trouble with plastic bags is they never fully decompose as there are no bacteria able to break down plastic. Rather than biodegrade they are left to photodegrade. Photodegradation is a much lengthier process which can take anywhere from 500-1000 years to remove all trace of the bag.

In response to this initiative, here at Howells Solicitors we have given each of our team a bag for life, so they can do their bit for the environment too

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com