Why would one instruct a East Sussex conveyancing practice when national conveyancers are more affordable?
By all means make sure that you scrutinise conveyancing costs in East Sussex and you should seek a reasonable quote but don’t expend your energy looking for the lowest priced East Sussex conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a distressing home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist conveyancer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone discussion and are no substitute for a one to one appointment. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you as to progress and keep you informed. Should you need to call the office you will know who you need to speak to and they will be sure you are kept fully informed.
This question may be naive but I am unseasoned as a first time buyer of a two bedroom flat in East Sussex. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will appoint a local conveyancing solicitor in East Sussex?
On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in East Sussex. Your solicitors will transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be called to collect the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs early afternoon.
I have been advised by my conveyancer that defective lease insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in East Sussex?
The right level of defective lease indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Nationwide Building Society and Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.
I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local East Sussex solicitor - who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Clydesdale will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Clydesdale will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own East Sussex surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
I have recentlyfound out that Wolstenholmes have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in East Sussex for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest way to check if the premises is registered to you, 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'm remortgaging my primary home to a buy to let mortgage with Virgin Money and intend to use the remaining equity towards a second house. The neighborhood we are looking at is East Sussex. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two banks and tie in the two deals?
Do use our comparison tool on this site to check that the solicitors are on the relevant lender panels. Having checked that they are the solicitor will be able to connect the two transactions but you should talk with you conveyancer and communicate your desired outcome and needs.
I'm remortgaging a house in East Sussex. I have found my conveyancer's company on the Law Society's list, but I can't find my conveyancer's name as listed on the regulator's website. Should I be concerned?
Not all staff in the company must be listed by the regulator. Provided there is someone qualified to 'oversee' the work, the actual day-to-day activity can be undertaken by unlicensed staff.