We note that you have a search directory listing firms on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Ditchling?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Ditchling.
My stepmother informed me that in buying a property in Ditchling there could be a number of restrictions preventing external alterations to a property. Is this right?
There are anumerous of properties in Ditchling which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Ditchling should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Skipton. Ditchling conveyancing solicitors have been appointed. How long does it take for Skipton to send the offer to the conveyancer?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Skipton done the survey? Have you informed Skipton as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Skipton conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in June 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Kent Reliance are being problematic. The Ditchling solicitor who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Kent Reliance are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Kent Reliance have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Kent Reliance have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Kent Reliance may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
Various internet forums that I have visited warn that are the main cause of stalling in Ditchling house deals. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the common causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Ditchling.
I am employed by a reputable estate agent office in Ditchling where we see a number of flat sales derailed as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received inconsistent advice from local Ditchling conveyancing firms. Can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can start the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?
Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.
An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.
I acquired a 2 bed flat in Ditchling, conveyancing was carried out January 2000. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Ditchling with an extended lease are worth £227,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease finishes on 21st October 2092
You have 72 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as costs.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.
Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Ditchling being on the lender conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for our lender?
We do not recommend specific Ditchling firms as the right Ditchling conveyancing solicitor for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Ditchling knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..