When can the exchange of contracts happen for residential conveyancing in Bexhill and do I need to attend the solicitors branch?
Where you are round the corner to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Bexhill you are invited in to sign contracts. However, the lender approved solicitors we recommend provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you digitally. The signing of the sale agreement is not when everything is set in stone. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the firm to exchange contracts when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Bexhill)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
The Bexhill conveyancing lawyers that I appointed last week on my purchase in Bexhill have suddenly closed. They were on acting for me because I had to have a solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel and my previous Bexhill lawyer was not. I paid them 275 plus VAT on account. What do I do now?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Bexhill and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used a factory type conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Bexhill. We have lived in Bexhill for six years we know of no issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
I have recentlyfound out that Action Conveyancing have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Bexhill for a purchase of a leasehold flat 18 months ago. How can I establish that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Bexhill conveyancing specialists.
How does conveyancing in Bexhill differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Bexhill contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because builders in Bexhill typically acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Bexhill or who has acted in the same development.