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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Dean

Last March we completed a house move in East Dean. We have noticed several issues with the house which we suspect were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been ordered as part of conveyancing in East Dean?

It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are unique to conveyancing in East Dean. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated during the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller answers a form referred to as a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information proves to be misleading, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in East Dean.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may affect a commercial property in East Dean?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in East Dean will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in East Dean. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in East Dean.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in East Dean it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may result in delays to East Dean commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in East Dean.

I have justdiscovered that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in East Dean for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest way to see if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of East Dean conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in East Dean differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in East Dean contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because new home sellers in East Dean tend to buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in East Dean or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey completed on a house in East Dean ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks will not issue a loan on such a premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in East Dean. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in East Dean especially if they are accustomed to such properties in East Dean.

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