I am purchasing a victorian detached house in East Sussex. The intention is to carry out a loft conversion at the house.Will legal work on the property involve checks to ascertain if these works are allowed?
Your property lawyer will review the registered title as conveyancing in East Sussex can sometimes identify restrictions in the title deeds which prevent certain works or need the consent of another owner. Many additions require local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
We had appointed conveyancing lawyers located in East Sussex on the TSB solicitor panel. They are now charging me a further charge for handling the TSB mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by TSB?
As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your lawyer is entitled to charge a fee for this. The fee is not set by TSB but by your East Sussex conveyancing practitioner. Numerous firms on the TSB panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Kent Reliance. East Sussex conveyancing practitioners are chosen. How long does it take for Kent Reliance to forward the offer to the property lawyer?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Kent Reliance completed the valuation? Have you advised Kent Reliance as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
I am buying a new build apartment in East Sussex. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in East Sussex
Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please supply a car parking plan. 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. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.
I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one near me in East Sussex I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in East Sussex in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?
Should you need a home loan the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.
How simple is it to use your search facility to locate a conveyancing practitioner in East Sussex on the authorised to act for my mortgage?
First choose a lender such as National Westminster Bank, Skipton Building Society or Britannia then choose your location for instance East Sussex. Conveyancing firms in East Sussex and nationally will then be listed.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandfather I am selling a property in Monmouth but reside in East Sussex. My lawyer (approximately 235 kilometers awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in East Sussex to witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are East Sussex based