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Ready to buy a new home in Ditchling? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Ditchling transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ditchling

Souldinstructing a Ditchling conveyancing solicitor make the home moving process easier?

Ditchling is a unique place, where regional know-how counts for a lot. The laid-back lifestyle has an upside – but not for your house move. The conveyancers that we list providing exhaustive Ditchling knowledge with a positive, hands-onapproach that ensures everything runs smoothly. It is a definite plus if they enjoy good relationships with mortgage brokers, estate agents, surveyors and other Ditchling conveyancing solicitors

When does exchange of contracts happen for residential conveyancing in Ditchling and am I required to be at the lawyers office?

Where you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Ditchling you are welcome to attend to sign documents. That being said, the firms we work with offer a countrywide conveyancing service and provide as equally comprehensive and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The signing of the contract is not the important part. A signed contract is just a prerequisite for the firm to officially exchange when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Ditchling)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

I'm buying a new build house in Ditchling benefiting from help to buy. The sellers would not move on the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The property agent told me not reveal to my lawyer about the deal as it would jeopardize my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I've recently bought a leasehold property in Ditchling. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Leasehold Conveyancing in Ditchling - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    Make sure you enquire if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. For instance it is reasonably common in Ditchling leases that pets are not allowed in certain buildings in Ditchling. If you like the flatin Ditchling but your dog is not allowed to live with you then you will be presented with a difficult choice. What prohibitions are there in the Ditchling Lease? Are there any major works on the horizon that could increase the maintenance costs?

My 20yr old son is about to join the property ladder, the home loan was agreed last week in principle. One the offer was accepted on flat we telephoned the mortgage company to go forward with his. We were shocked to learn that banks do not accept all conveyancing practitioner, they have to be on a list, is this legal?

Banks ordinarily imposes restrictions either the type or the number of conveyancing practices on their approved list of lawyers. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Ditchling solicitor on their panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, conveyancing is not their speciality. To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime? Unlikely.

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