It is a dozen years since I bought my house in Bexhill. Conveyancing solicitors have now been instructed on the sale but I can't find the title deeds. Will this jeopardise the sale?
Don’t worry too much. Firstly the deeds may be retained by your lender or they may be in the possession of the conveyancers who oversaw your purchase. Secondly in all probability the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Bexhill relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.
My wife and I are buying a flat in Bexhill. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? On completion day we have to send money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
There are plenty of conveyancing solicitors in Bexhill but how do I know who's good?
Do not opt for the lowest Bexhill conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.
When it comes to lenders such as Kent Reliance, do Bexhill property lawyers have to pay an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are unaware of any bank fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
I require expedited conveyancing in Bexhill as I am under an ultimatum to complete inside one month. A home loan is not required. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
If.Given you are not getting a home loan you are at liberty not to do searches although no law firm would advise that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Bexhill the following are examples of issues that can show up and therefore affect market value: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...
Should I be suspicious that 3rd parties that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Bexhill conveyancing firm?
As with lots of professional services, often referrals from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. But there are lots of parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies may suggest lawyers to appoint. On occasion the solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying financial incentive behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to select your preferred conveyancer. You need to be aware that most lenders specify a panel list of solicitors you must use for the mortgage aspect of your home move.
My cousin has recommend that I instruct his conveyancing solicitors in Bexhill. Should I use them?
No doubt the ideal way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek referrals from friends or family who have actually experience in using the solicitor you're are thinking of instructing.