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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crowborough

It is 10 years ago since I acquired my house in Crowborough. Conveyancing lawyers have now been instructed on the sale but I can't locate my deeds. Is this a problem?

You need not be too concerned. First there is a chance that the deeds will be with the mortgage company or they could still be with the solicitor who acted in your purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Crowborough relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is not registered it is more tricky but is resolvable.

Should our lawyer be making enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Crowborough.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers carrying out conveyancing in Crowborough. Some people will acquire a house in Crowborough, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their solicitors which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Crowborough. The standard completed inquiry forms given to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard question of the vendor to find out if the premises has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser could bring a compensation claim resulting from an inaccurate reply. The purchaser’s solicitors will also commission an enviro report. This will higlight whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations should be conducted.

My company is planning to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend solicitors offering no-move-no charges for commercial conveyancing in Crowborough for below 1500k?

We can recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Crowborough, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. If you are intending to acquire or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can find you the right lawyer. Regarding the costs these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Please provide us with your details or email us so that we may supply you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandfather I am disposing of a house in Monmouth but live in Crowborough. My conveyancer (based 250 miles awayhas requested that I sign a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Crowborough to attest and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Crowborough

Can I determine who owns a property in Crowborough?

Assuming that the property is registered with the Land Registry, and you have the specifics of the location of the premises, you will be able to obtain results from the HMLR of the registered owner for a a minimal charge.

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