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Find a Eastbourne Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Eastbourne? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Eastbourne home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Eastbourne

We note that you have a search directory listing law firms on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Eastbourne?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Eastbourne.

Can I be sure that the Eastbourne conveyancing solicitor on the Bank of Ireland panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Eastbourne getting recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction.

I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Eastbourne. My financial adviser suggested a conveyancer. I paid an upfront payment of £150. Shortly after, the conveyancing practitioner contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nottingham panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Eastbourne conveyancer having checked that they are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Aldermore will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Aldermore 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. Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Eastbourne postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Aldermore, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Eastbourne.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my property are lost. The conveyancers who did the conveyancing in Eastbourne 5 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?

These day there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will be aware exactly where to look for all the appropriate documentation so you may purchase or sell your property without any difficulty. Where copies can’t be located, your lawyer may be able to arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against future claims on the property.

My husband and I are FTB’s - had an offer accepted, yet the agent advised that the seller will only move forward if we instruct the agent's chosen solicitors as they want an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street conveyancer used to conveyancing in Eastbourne

We suspect that the seller is unaware of this demand. Should the vendor want ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious buyer is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the owners direct and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you will continue to instruct your preferred Eastbourne conveyancing firm - not the ones that will provide the estate agent a kickback or hit his conveyancing figures set by senior management.

Back In 2009, I bought a leasehold flat in Eastbourne. Conveyancing and Santander mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Eastbourne who previously acted has long since retired. Do I pay?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Eastbourne conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I am the registered owner of a split level flat in Eastbourne, conveyancing was carried out in 2009. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable properties in Eastbourne with an extended lease are worth £206,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2090

With only 66 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £11,400 and £13,200 plus legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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