Last February we completed a house move in East Sussex. We have noticed several problems with the house which we believe were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? What searches should? have been ordered for conveyancing in East Sussex?
The query is vague as to the nature of the problems and if they are relate to conveyancing in East Sussex. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken as part of the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, the vendor fills in a form called a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers turns out to be incorrect, then you may have a claim against the owner 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 Sussex.
My fiance and I wish to acquire a 3 bedroom apartment in East Sussex with a mortgage from The Mortgage Works.We use our East Sussex conveyancing lawyer but The Mortgage Works advised that her practice is not listed on their approved list of firms. We have to appoint a The Mortgage Works panel lawyer or retain our preferred solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. We feel as though this is unjust; is there anything we can do?
Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, a common one being that lawyers must be on the The Mortgage Works solicitor panel. in the past, most mortgage companies had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could find one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for The Mortgage Works
I have been pointed in your direction by a number of property agents in East Sussex to find a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial advantage for Estate Agents to recommend your lawyers over and above alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t give any referral fee for directing people to this site. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission because home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
My father has recommend that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in East Sussex. Should I use them?
No doubt the ideal way to find a conveyancing solicitor is to have feedback from friends or relatives who have actually used the solicitor that you are are thinking of instructing.
I am purchasing a flat with all finances in place. My conveyancer has been handed with 2 separate evidence of photo ID, bank statement, numerous utility bills. Now he wants a copy from a probate lawyer stating that the money is in order and that it has come from inheritance and not via illegitimate means.
In today’s world you will not be able to complete any East Sussex conveyancing transaction without first providing evidence of your identity to your lawyers. This usually takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence and a utility bill. Remember if you are providing your driving licence as evidence of ID it must be both the paper part and photo card part, one is not acceptable without the other. Proof of your source of funds is required under Money Laundering laws.