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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hailsham

We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Hailsham found by you but have come across alternative estimates via the web look less pricey – why is this?

There are numerous firms advertising alleged £99 conveyancing, but supplementalfees result in the closing bill being inflated. Conveyancers are obliged to make sure that costs listed in terms of engagement should be equitable raised The conveyancers that we put forward for conveyancing in Hailsham clearly state all charges for the property you plan topurchase.

I own a freehold house in Hailsham but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Hailsham and has limited impact for conveyancing in Hailsham but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Hailsham is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Hailsham are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Hailsham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Hailsham may determine 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 residence.

My step-father has encouraged me to use his lawyers for conveyancing in Hailsham. Should I choose my own conveyancer?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Hailsham conveyancing lawyer the best way to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to seek guidance from friends or family who have actually experience in using the conveyancer that you are considering.

I'm selling a house in Hailsham. I have found my conveyancer's company on the Law Society's list, but I can't find my lawyer's name on the list. Should I be concerned?

Not all staff in the company must be listed by the regulator. Provided there is a manager qualified to 'oversee' the transaction, the actual day-to-day activity can be conducted by unlicensed staff.

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