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Find a East Grinstead Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Grinstead

We wanted to use a conveyancing solicitor in East Grinstead for our home move. Our financial adviser informed us that our mortgage company Clydesdale won't deal with them. Surely this is unfair competition?

Lenders on the whole imposes restrictions either the type or the number of conveyancing practices on their panel. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a firm must not be a sole practitioner. As well as restricting the profile of firm, some have limited the number of solicitor practices they use to represent them. Be aware that Clydesdale have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any member of Clydesdale Conveyancer Panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of solicitor panels a few years ago even though there remains mixed opinions concerning the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that hundreds of law firms, including some in or near East Grinstead only perform one or two conveyances a year.

The deeds to my home can not be found. The conveyancers who dealt with the conveyancing in East Grinstead 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?

Assuming you have a registered title the information relating to your proprietorship will be recorded by HMLR with a Title Number. It is easy to conduct a search at the Land Registry, find your house and order up to date copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. Where the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases hold a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for twenty pounds.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. East Grinstead is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in East Grinstead are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside East Grinstead you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in East Grinstead may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 62 years remaining on my lease in East Grinstead. I now want to extend my lease but my freeholder is missing. What should I do?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have used your best endeavours to locate the lessor. In some cases an enquiry agent would be useful to try and locate and prepare a report which can be used as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor in relation to investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering East Grinstead.

I purchased a garden flat in East Grinstead, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent flats in East Grinstead with an extended lease are worth £222,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2093

With just 71 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

Do I cancel the direct debit for my mortgage with Santander as soon as a completion date for my home sale in East Grinstead has been agreed?

No, you should keep meeting any mortgage sums to Santander until the mortgage is repaid on completion as part of your East Grinstead conveyancing.

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