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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Eastbourne

I have just started taking steps with the aim of switching my domestic home loan to a Buy to Let Alliance & Leicester mortgage. The bank has said that I need a lawyer for this. I had a chat my past Eastbourne conveyancing practitioner who dealt with the legals when I initially purchased the house. The costs illustration e-mailed to me of just over five hundred pounds has surprised me as its a remortgage than a sale or purchase.

The estimate does seem a little steep. If you you were to look around you might trim some of the expense by perhaps £100 plus VAT. That being said, if you were pleased with the conveyancing the firm gave you maycome to rue choosing an an untested lawyer. If is important to be sure that the solicitor can also act for Alliance & Leicester . Do make use of our search tool to choose a Eastbourne conveyancing firm on the Alliance & Leicester conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Eastbourne.

Having sold my house in Eastbourne last July but the buyer keeps texting me complaining that his lawyer needs to hear from myconveyancer. What should have happened following completion?

Following your house sale your conveyancer is obliged to deliver the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. If applicable, your solicitor should also evidence that the home loan has been repaid to the purchasers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks just for conveyancing in Eastbourne.

We are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Eastbourne and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A high street Eastbourne lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed an online conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Eastbourne. Having lived in Eastbourne for 4 years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)

How does conveyancing in Eastbourne differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Eastbourne approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because builders in Eastbourne usually 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Eastbourne or who has acted in the same development.

As co-executor for the will of my grandfather I am selling a residence in Cardiff but live in Eastbourne. My conveyancer (who is 260 miles awayneeds me to execute a stat dec prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Eastbourne who can attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Eastbourne based

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