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Ready to buy a new home in Brighton? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Brighton home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brighton

Me and my fiance are purchasing a 1 bedroom apartment in Brighton with a mortgage. We like our Brighton conveyancer, however the bank advise he's not on their "panel". It seems we have no option but to use one of the bank panel conveyancing practices or continue with our Brighton solicitor as well as pay for one of their panel firms to act for them. This seems very unfair; can we not require that the lender use our Brighton conveyancing practitioner ?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Brighton conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

We are looking to buy a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Brighton who is on the Co-operative solicitor panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Co-operative . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Brighton.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one near me in Brighton I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Brighton for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass 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.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Brighton. I have discover a site which appears to be the ideal answer If there is a chance to get all formalities completed via phone that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Brighton. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is registered - and almost all are in Brighton - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Brighton Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    For most Brighton leaseholds the outlay for major works tend not to be incorporated into the maintenance charges, although a few managing agents in Brighton require leaseholders to contribute towards a sinking fund and this is used to offset against larger works. Where a Brighton lease has fewer than eighty years it will have adverse implications on the marketability of the property. Check with your bank that they are willing to to proceed given the lease term. A short lease means that you will most likely have to extend the lease at some point and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. For most Brightonlease extensions you would be be obliged to have owned the residence for 24 months before you are entitled to extend the lease. Its a good idea to find out as much as you can about the company managing the block as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you will be at the mercy of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to every day matters such as the upkeep of the communal areas. Enquire of other tenants what they think of them. Finally, be sure you know the dates that the service charges are due to the managing agents and precisely what you get for your money.

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