Recently been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in Brighton who conducted the legals two years ago and wanted a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of house move (a leasehold premises and a freehold property) of similar values with a mortgage from Yorkshire Building Society. It looks as though am now being quoted twice the amount. Stick with what I know or should I seek out an alternative property lawyer?
The costs illustration is fractionally on the expensive side. Where you are content to expend time comparing costs you might trim some of the expense by as much as a hundred pounds. That being said, if you were happy with the conveyancing the firm offered you couldlive to regret opting for an a cheaper lawyer. Remember to ensure the firm can also act for Yorkshire Building Society. You can utilise our search tool to locate a Brighton conveyancing firm on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Brighton.
I own a freehold property in Brighton yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Brighton and has limited impact for conveyancing in Brighton 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 many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges post 1977.
Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be dispensed with completely.
I am buying a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Brighton who is on the Britannia approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Britannia in certain locations such as Brighton. We dont recommend any particular firm.
Just acquired a detached house in Brighton , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my proprietorship? My Brighton conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be certain the land registry aspects are concluded.
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Brighton registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ depending on who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any 3rd parties. As of today approximately three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive hold-ups. Registration occurs after the new owner is living at the property thus 'speed' is not always primary concern but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers must contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
At last I have had an offer on an maisonette in Brighton agreed to, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on somewhere, although it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other apartments in the pipeline. I have selected a local conveyancing lawyer in Brighton. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with Aldermore started with Aldermore?
It is normal to have apprehensions where there is an associated chain given your reluctance to incur costs prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then survey, Brighton conveyancing search costs, etc). The first course of action is to check that your property lawyer is on the Aldermore approved list. Concerning the subsequent stages this very much dictated by the specifics of your transaction, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot market the majority of purchasers would apply for a home loan with Aldermore and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they request their conveyancing practitioner to move forward with searches.