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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crowborough

I'm in the process of switching my domestic home loan to a BTL Clydesdale mortgage. I was told by my mortgage that I must appoint a conveyancer as part of the process. I had a chat the same Crowborough conveyancing practitioner who dealt with the legals when I initially acquired the property. The costs estimate issued of just over five hundred pounds has shocked me as I am not require purchase conveyancing - it’s just a straightforward remortgage.

The estimate does seem a tad on the high side. If you shop around you could trim some of the expense by say £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, if you were content with the conveyancing the firm offered you couldlive to regret opting for an an unknown lawyer. Don't forget to check the firm can represent Clydesdale. You can use our search tool to get a quote a Crowborough conveyancing firm on the Clydesdale approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Crowborough.

Having sold my house in Crowborough last July but our buyer keeps telephoning me complaining that their lawyer needs to hear from myconveyancer. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?

After completion of your disposal your conveyancer is obliged to forward the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Where relevant, your lawyer must also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been repaid to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion requirements unique to conveyancing in Crowborough.

I acquired my home on 16 November and the transaction details is yet to be registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Crowborough advises it would be concluded in a couple of weeks. Are titles in Crowborough particularly slow to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Crowborough registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust depending on the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any interested parties. As of today in the region of three quarters of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be extensive delays. Historically registration takes place once the new owner has moved in to the premises so post completion formalities is not usually an essential issue but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Crowborough for my house move. Can I review a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

Anyone may review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

Sixweeks into buying a property in Crowborough. Conveyancing lawyer has told us the property is "Leasehold". Should this make a difference on our Santander valuation?

Crowborough conveyancing does not usually involve leasehold houses. The crucial consideration here is the remaining lease term and the ground rent. If there are over a hundred years remaining with a nominal rent, it's almost the same as freehold, so it shouldn't impact the marketability too much.

On the flip side, if it's, say, Sixty years it will have a material impact on the value, and probably wouldn't be mortgageable. The remaining lease term and ground rent will be stated in the lease provided to your lawyer.

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