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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Sussex

We note that you have a search directory identifying firms on the Principality conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I appoint them for our conveyancing in East Sussex?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Principality conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in East Sussex.

My uncle passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in East Sussex. The house had a relatively small loan left on it of around £4500. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Clydesdale, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?

Given you plan to re-mortgage then Clydesdale will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Clydesdale conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Clydesdale mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

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

Most buyers of new build property in East Sussex approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because developers in East Sussex 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 Sussex or who has acted in the same development.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandmother I am selling a property in Monmouth but I am based in East Sussex. My conveyancer (approximately 260 kilometers awayneeds me to sign a stat dec before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in East Sussex to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are East Sussex based

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in East Sussex. Before I get started I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.

If the lease is registered - and almost all are in East Sussex - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I acquired a 2 bed flat in East Sussex, conveyancing having been completed 4 years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Corresponding flats in East Sussex with an extended lease are worth £227,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2091

With just 72 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £9,500 and £11,000 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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