I am soon to complete on the purchase of a property in Burgess Hill but as a consequence of wreckage from the recent storms I have managed to agree reparation from the vendor in the sum of £2k taking the form of a adjustment in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process but Barclays are not allowing this. Why were they informed?
The conveyancer that is on a Barclays conveyancing panel is obliged to inform Barclays of any variations to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your property lawyer to report the price change to Barclays then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Barclays and you would have to appoint a new solicitor for your conveyancing in Burgess Hill.
I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Burgess Hill. I now require my file however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Burgess Hill of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Burgess Hill is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Burgess Hill are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Burgess Hill you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Burgess Hill may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
I was advised by numerous property agents in Burgess Hill to select a solicitor using your seach tool. Is there a financial upside for Estate Agents to offer your services over and above a competitor’s?
We don’t make any referral fee for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand a fee as a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
Me and my partner are purchasing a three room flatin Burgess Hill with a mortgage from a bank. We like our lawyer in Burgess Hill but our lender advise she’s not approved on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the our mortgage company panel solicitors or stay with our Burgess Hill solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent our bank. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that our bank use our Burgess Hill lawyer?
Unfortunately,no. The bank home loan offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that solicitors will on the bank's conveyancing panel. in the past, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels, including most conveyancing solicitors in Burgess Hill : a mortgagee 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. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for your lender.