Is the fact that my conveyancer in East Sussex is not listed on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of the firm’s work?
That would most likely be a wrong assumption to make. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator indicated that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the East Sussex conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.
Do all mortgage companies provide you with an approved list of East Sussex conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the UBS conveyancing panel?
East Sussex conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the UBS conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from UBS directly.
I have justbecome aware that Wolstenholmes have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in East Sussex for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I establish that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest method to check 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 Sussex conveyancing specialists.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one near me in East Sussex I like with a park and railway links nearby, however it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in East Sussex suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?
Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this.
My husband and I are four weeks into a freehold purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the estate agent to do our conveyancing in East Sussex. I am am very frustrated with the level of service. Can you you assist me in finding new lawyers?
They would have to be really poor in order to consider diss instructing them. Has your mortgage offer been generated? If so you need to inform them of the replacement lawyer and have the loan are issued to the new lawyers. Your conveyancer should be on the lenders approved list to avoid escalating charges and frustration. That should be your first question of the new lawyers. The find a solicitor tool can assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your home move in East Sussex