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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brighton

Would the conveyancing practitioners Indexed on your site conduct auction conveyancing in Brighton?

There are a number of auction lawyers we can put you in touch with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Brighton is just one of our locations in which our lawyers have offices.

Will our lawyer be making enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Brighton.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Brighton. There are those who purchase a property in Brighton, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that may be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which can give them a better appreciation of the risks in Brighton. The conventional set of property information forms supplied to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a usual question of the vendor to determine whether the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer could issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an incorrect reply. The buyer’s lawyers may also conduct an environmental search. This will reveal whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be conducted.

About to purchase a new build flat in Brighton. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Brighton

    Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.

We're FTB’s - agreed a price, yet the estate agent advised that the seller will only proceed if we instruct their recommended lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Brighton

We suspect that the seller is not behind this requirement. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Speak to the owners direct and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to use your preferred Brighton conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will earn their negotiator at the agency a commission or meet his conveyancing figures demanded by corporate headquarters.

We are considering choosing an online property lawyer ahead of a Brighton conveyancing practice. Should I ‘stay local’?

Advantages do exist in having the option visit a local Brighton conveyancing solicitor for instance

  • signing documents on short notice
  • having one on one explanations of things that you need help with
  • the ability to raise concerns if things are not going as expected

When analysing quotes, look out for hidden extras. Most decent Brighton high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Many online companies appear to offer cheap fees, but have burried 'extras' in the fine print.

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