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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hailsham

What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in Hailsham?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Hailsham or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of room for friction between you and other parties involved in the ownership transfer. For instance, the seller, selling agent and even potentially a bank. Selecting a law firm for your conveyancing in Hailsham should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the transaction whose role it is to look after your best interests and to protect you.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest may attempt to convince you that you should follow their advice. As an example, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your conveyancer is wrong. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do take action that is against your conveyancers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

My apartment in Hailsham is up for sale and I have a purchaser. Will the conveyancer have to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently currently.

I am assisting my sister sell her house in Hailsham. Does the conveyancing solicitor arrange the EPC or it is for the owner to coordinate?

After the demise of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was retained a required part of moving property. An energy assessment must be commissioned in advance of the property being advertised. It is not something that conveyancers normally arrange. If you are using a Hailsham conveyancing solicitor they might help arrange energy performance certificates given their relationships with long established Hailsham providers

A relative pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Hailsham there may be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external changes to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of a number of properties in Hailsham which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Hailsham should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

We expect to receive a DIP from Santander this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Santander recommend any Hailsham solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Hailsham solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Santander conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Santander through the process.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Hailsham?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Hailsham. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I was recommended by a few selling agents in Hailsham to find a conveyancer using your seach tool. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to recommend your site rather than another?

We don’t offer any financial incentive for directing people to this site. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission as a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

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