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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hailsham

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Hailsham is more expensive?

Hailsham leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

Should our conveyancer be making enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Hailsham.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers conducting conveyancing in Hailsham. Some people will buy a property in Hailsham, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that may be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which can figure out the risks in Hailsham. The standard property information forms sent to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a usual inquiry of the owner to discover whether the premises has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the owner, then a purchaser could bring a legal claim for losses as a result of such an inaccurate answer. The purchaser’s lawyers should also conduct an environmental report. This will reveal whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further investigations should be initiated.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial premises in Hailsham and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to gives security of tenure to commercial leaseholders, giving them the legal entitlement to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of an expired lease. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Hailsham is one of our numerous areas of the UK in which our lawyers are based

We're new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, but the estate agent advised that the vendor will only move forward if we instruct the agent's preferred solicitors as they need an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Hailsham

It is unlikely the vendors are behind this. If they want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious purchaser is counter productive. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to go, with finances arranged © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to instruct your preferred Hailsham conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give the negotiator at the agency a referral fee or meet his conveyancing figures demanded by HQ.

Do online conveyancing organisations undertake everything a high street Hailsham solicitor does or must I use a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Hailsham?

If you choose an online conveyancer they should undertake all the tasks your Hailsham conveyancer will cover.

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