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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crowborough

Our conveyancer has discovered a defect with the lease for the flat we are purchasing in Crowborough. The seller’s lawyers have suggested defective title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our property lawyer has advised that he must be satisfied that the mortgage company is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is the mortgage company ?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the bank are the client. Your lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

Have completed on a a semi-detached house in Crowborough , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my ownership? My Crowborough conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be certain that my purchase is registered.

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Crowborough registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry have to notify any other persons or bodies. As of today roughly 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be extensive delays. Registration takes place after the new owner is living at the premises therefore post completion formalities is not typically top priority but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer can contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

In scouring the web for the phrase on line conveyancing in Crowborough it brings up numerous conveyancersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right conveyancer for the sale of my house?

The ideal way of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via trusted testimonial, so ask colleagues and relatives who have bought a property in Crowborough or the reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Crowborough vary, so it's advisable to secure at least four fee estimates from varying types of companies. Make sure that you know what costs in the quote includes.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Crowborough. Before I set the wheels in motion I want to be sure as to the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Crowborough - 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.

I acquired a leasehold flat in Crowborough, conveyancing having been completed May 2008. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Crowborough with a long lease are worth £176,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2099

With only 80 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

I would be grateful if you would clarify what options are open to me if my Crowborough conveyancing searches shows detrimental entries?

On the whole, most problems that arise in Crowborough conveyancing search results can be addressed prior to completion or indemnity insurance can be put in place. You need to note that regardless of the fact that you intend on acquiring the premises and may be willing to live with the search results, your lender may not, and ultimately have the final decision.

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