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Find a East Sussex Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in East Sussex? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your East Sussex home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Sussex

After what seems like an age a mortgage offer from Nationwide for the refinancing of my 4 room maisonette is coming within the next few days. Are you able to recommend a cheap conveyancing practitioner in East Sussex?

You have come to the wrong place to search for cut-price fees for conveyancing in East Sussex. Our intention is to offer affordable conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Do not be seduced by organisations teasing you with £100 conveyancing in East Sussex. In your best case scenario, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will receive what you pay for and at worst it will result in you invoiced for extras and still not receive the service expected.

My conveyancer has discovered a a problem with the lease for the property we are buying in East Sussex. The other side have put forward title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our conveyancing practitioner has advised that he must ensure that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is the bank?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the mortgage company are the client. Your conveyancing practitioner must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your solicitor will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in East Sussex?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in East Sussex. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I'm buying my first flat in East Sussex with a mortgage from Clydesdale. The builders would not move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative suggested that I not reveal to my solicitor about this extras as it may adversely affect my loan with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I'm converting the mortgage on my primary home to a BTL loan with National Westminster Bank and intend to use the remaining equity towards a second house. The location we are talking about is East Sussex. Will your conveyancers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the transactions?

Do use our search tool on this site to ensure that the solicitors are on the relevant lender panels. Assuming that they are your lawyer will be able to tie up the two transactions but you should have a chat with you solicitor and communicate your expectations and requirements.

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