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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Sussex

Why would one instruct a East Sussex conveyancing solicitors firm when online alternatives are cheap by comparison?

By all means make sure that you shop around for conveyancing costs in East Sussex and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t become consumed with getting the cheapest East Sussex conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a stressful home move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist solicitor. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a telephone conversation and can never replicate a face to face consultation. Our partner firms will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of personalised service that you will never get with an online conveyancer. He or She will inform you on headway and keep you informed. If you ever need to contact the firm you will be sure who to ask for and we'll ensure you are in the know.

Me and my brother have a 4 bedroom Victorian house in East Sussex. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Barclays Direct. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in East Sussex and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the work.

About to purchase a new build apartment in East Sussex. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in East Sussex

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in East Sussex. I've chance upon a web site which seems to have the perfect answer If it is possible to get all the legals completed via web that would be ideal. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I am hoping to sign contracts shortly on a leasehold property in East Sussex. Conveyancing solicitors have said that they report fully within the next couple of days. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in East Sussex should include some of the following:

    The physical ownership of the premises. This could be the property itself but may include a attic or storage are if relevant. Are pets allowed in the flat? You should have a good understanding of the building insurance provisions Additions to the property What you can do if another tenant in the building is in violation of a provision in their lease?
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in East Sussex please ask your conveyancer in ahead of your conveyancing in East Sussex.

I acquired a 2 bed flat in East Sussex, conveyancing having been completed September 2009. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable properties in East Sussex with over 90 years remaining are worth £216,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease expires on 21st October 2093

With 69 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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