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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Sussex

My partner’s uncle is a property lawyer. I hope that I will receive preferential pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what level of figure should I be expecting for conveyancing in East Sussex?

You should contrast pricing. Do use our comparison tool on this page. You will notice that prices do contrast greatly but service levels do are distinct between solicitors as is the case with most professions.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in East Sussex is more expensive?

East Sussex leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

3 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in East Sussex concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

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

Most buyers of new build residence in East Sussex contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because house builders 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 used to new build conveyancing in East Sussex or who has acted in the same development.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete our sale of a £175,000 maisonette in East Sussex on Wednesday in a week. The managing agents has quoted £312 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in East Sussex?

For most leasehold sales in East Sussex conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Completing pre-exchange enquiries Where consent is required before sale in East Sussex Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your lawyer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for East Sussex leasehold premises is £350. For East Sussex conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to provide the information.

East Sussex Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before buying

    Who takes charge for maintaining and repairing the block? Does the lease contain onerous restrictions? How is the lease structured?

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