I have an AIP. The lender mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to instruct their panel conveyancer as I would prefer to instruct a East Grinstead based conveyancing firm?
Do check but the the likelihood is that allocate you one of their panel solicitors where you accept the "fee-free" incentive. Call the lender to explore if they offer you a cash alternative. Some mortgage companies have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in East Grinstead.
What is your number one tip for finding a conveyancing solicitor in East Grinstead
We would encourage you not to go for the lowest East Grinstead conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
I'm spending time looking at houses in East Grinstead and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a home loan with Yorkshire BS.
You should start requesting conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in East Grinstead. My financial adviser suggested a lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £175. Shortly after, the conveyancing practitioner contacted me to say that they were not on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Skipton panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
The deeds to our property can not be found. The conveyancers who did the conveyancing in East Grinstead 10 years ago have long since closed. What do I do?
Nowadays there are copies made of almost everything, and your solicitor will know precisely where to look for all the appropriate paperwork so you may purchase or dispose of your property without a hitch. If copies can’t be located, your solicitor can put in place insurance or indemnities against future claims on the property.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one close by in East Grinstead I like with a park and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in East Grinstead suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
If you require a mortgage that many years will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my father I am selling a property in Newport but reside in East Grinstead. My conveyancer (who is 200 kilometers from merequires that I execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in East Grinstead who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are East Grinstead based