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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Alfriston

Can the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend handle attended exchange conveyancing in Alfriston?

We do have a number of conveyancing experts who can conduct personalised exchanges. Please contact us to receive a conveyancing quote and details as to dates.

I own a freehold property in Alfriston yet charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Alfriston and has limited impact for conveyancing in Alfriston but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

I just bought a property at auction in Alfriston. Conveyancing is needed. What happens now?

Now that you have for in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you must hire the services of a conveyancing lawyer quickly as you now have a pending a fixed date to complete the deal. All auction property will ordinarily have a bespoke auction set of papers. This will include most,if not all of the documents that your solicitor will need. If you have purchased leasehold property the legal pack may contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation specific to leasehold premises. You must give this to the lawyer instructed by you at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that you have funds in place to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

We had instructed solicitors with offices in Alfriston on the Nottingham solicitor panel. They have just billed me an additional charge for dealing with the Nottingham mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Nottingham?

Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your solicitor is entitled to charge a fee for this. This charge is not set by Nottingham but by your Alfriston solicitor. Numerous firms on the Nottingham panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but some firms include it on their overall fee.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Alfriston. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

My colleague advised me that where I am buying in Alfriston I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Alfriston conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Alfriston around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Alfriston Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Alfriston.

I bought my home on 14 August and the transaction details is not yet on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Alfriston expressed confidence that it would be concluded inside ten days. Are transfers in Alfriston uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Alfriston registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry communicate with any 3rd parties. At present in the region of 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted delays. Registration occurs once the purchaser has moved in to the premises therefore 'speed' is not usually primary concern but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

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