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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Eastbourne

The Eastbourne conveyancing firm handling our Eastbourne conveyancing has spotted an inconsistency between the information in the valuation survey and what is in the conveyancing documents. My lawyer has advised that he needs to ensure that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my solicitor’s course or action appropriate?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

Do lawyers request an advanced payment when it comes to conveyancing in Eastbourne?

If you are buying a property in Eastbourne your lawyer will ask you to provide them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the deposit is payable against the sale price then this will be required immediately ahead of exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is due will be payable a few days prior to the day of completion.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Eastbourne is where the house is located. Can you offer any guidance?

Flying freeholds in Eastbourne are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Eastbourne you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Eastbourne may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

Am I right to be suspicious by estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Eastbourne conveyancing practice?

As with lots of professional services, often suggestions from connections can be very helpful. Yet there are lots of people with a keen interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and banks might all suggest conveyancers to instruct. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to select your own conveyancer. However, bear in mind that most mortgage providers operate an approved list of conveyancers you are obliged to use for the mortgage related work in your home move.

We are 17 days into a leasehold purchase having been referred to a firm by the estate agent to handle our conveyancing in Eastbourne. We are not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?

They would have to be really bad to suggest replacing them. Has your mortgage offer been issued? In the event that it has you will need to make them aware of the new lawyer and get the loan are re-issued. Your solicitor ideally should be on the mortgage company panel to avoid added fees and delays. So that should be your first question of the new solicitors. Our search tool will help you find a bank approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Eastbourne

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