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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Battle

Do the conveyancing practitioners that you recommend conduct right to buy conveyancing in Battle?

We have identified plenty of conveyancing solicitors who can conduct right to buy conveyancing Please contact us with a view to obtain a costs calculation.

I have a semi-detached Edwardian house in Battle. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Santander. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Battle and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who carried out the work.

I am purchasing my first flat in Battle benefiting from help to buy. The sellers would not budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The house builders rep told me not to tell my solicitor about the deal as it will put at risk my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Taking into account that I will soon part with over three hundred thousand on a garden flat in Battle I wish to talk to a solicitor about myhouse move in advance of appointing the firm. Can this be arranged?

This is something that we encourage - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the solicitor who will be conducting your conveyancing in Battle.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique person, not a file reference. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are quoted for your conveyancing in Battle should be the figure that you end up paying.

We are midway through buying a property in Battle. Conveyancing lawyer has told us the title is "Leasehold". Does this make a difference on the marketability of the house?

Battle conveyancing does not usually involve leasehold houses. The crucial factor here is the remaining lease term and the ground rent. If there are over a hundred years remaining with a peppercorn rent, it's essentially freehold, so it’s unlikely to affect the saleability too much.

At the other end of the spectrum, if it's, say, 50 years it will have a adverse impact on the value, and most likely wouldn't be mortgageable. The remaining lease term and ground rent will be set out in the lease provided to your conveyancer.

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