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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bexhill On Sea

I am in the process of selling my home in Bexhill On Sea and the EA has just telephoned to warn that the purchasers are changing their law firm. The excuse is that the mortgage company will only deal with property lawyers on their conveyancing panel. Why would a big named mortgage company only engage with specific law firms rather the firm that they want to appoint to handle their conveyancing in Bexhill On Sea ?

UK lenders have always had panels of law firms that can act for them, but in recent years big names such as Nationwide, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for more than 15 years.

Lending institutions justify this action to a rise in fraud by way of justification for the cull – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your buyers are unlikely to have any impact on this.

When does exchange of contracts happen for sale conveyancing in Bexhill On Sea and do I need to be at the conveyancers branch?

If you are local to our conveyancing solicitors in Bexhill On Sea you are invited in to sign the paperwork. That being said, the firms we recommend offer a nationwide conveyancing service and give just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The signing of the property agreement is not the critical part. A signed contract is necessary for the solicitor to officially exchange 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 a long "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Bexhill On Sea)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Bexhill On Sea?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Bexhill On Sea. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Bexhill On Sea differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Bexhill On Sea come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because builders in Bexhill On Sea tend to purchase the real estate, 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 On Sea or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and found one close by in Bexhill On Sea I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Bexhill On Sea suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

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