My friend's mother is a property lawyer. I expect that I will receive mate’s rates for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what level of figure should I be paying for conveyancing in Eastbourne?
Do compare pricing. Do use our search tool on this site. You will notice that quotes seem to be different but service levels do are distinct between law firms as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.
I am in a contract race with another buyer for a property in Eastbourne. What can I do to expedite matters?
First, If you are under time constraints to complete we would recommend that your lawyer is familiar with the location as they will make use of local contacts and know-how. It is possible that they may have handled otherproperties in the same street. You would be best advised to use a Eastbourne conveyancing solicitor. Second, make sure that the lawyer is on the member panel. It is understood that 18% of Eastbourne conveyancing deals are delayed or jeopardised after finding out that a purchaser’s lawyer was not on their banks list of approved solicitors. In many cases this discovery resulted in the home move being delayed by an average of three weeks. It is claimed that this issue affects in the region of one hundred thousand home moves annually. Almost all Eastbourne conveyancing practices can not represent certain lenders so do check at the outset.
We're in Eastbourne, FTBs purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Skipton , and our solicitor is on the Skipton conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
If you had a top tip for selecting a conveyancing solicitor in Eastbourne what would it be?
We would encourage you not to base your choice on the lowest Eastbourne conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a ground floor flat in Eastbourne. Do I receive the keys to the house on completion from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Eastbourne?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will arrange to send the purchase money to the seller's lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be invited to pick up the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.
I'm spending time looking at apartments in Eastbourne and I am about to put in an offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance.
You should start obtaining conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the selling agent. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Eastbourne I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 51 years on the lease. There is not much else in Eastbourne suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.