We were about to retain a conveyancing solicitor in Hassocks listed on your site but stumbled across alternative costs illustrations on the internet appear cheaper – how come?
You can find lots of conveyancing outfits offering what appear to be cut price. Our advice is to think long and hard as to how much you respect your own move to want to take 'cheap' risks concerning the quality of the legal work. Many of them accentuate a bargain fee as a headline but conceal additional charges in the small print..
Can the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool carry out conveyancing in Hassocks by way of an attended exchange?
There are a few conveyancing experts carrying out one day exchanges. Do e-mail us to secure a fee calculation and details as to availability.
This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as a first time buyer of a two bedroom flat in Hassocks. Do I collect the keys to the house on completion from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will find a local conveyancing solicitor in Hassocks?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will arrange to send the completion advance to the seller's solicitors, and once they have received this, you should be able to collect the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.
My wife and I buying a 3 bedroom semi in Hassocks. We would like to convert the garage to an office at the property.Will legal work on the property include checks to see if these works are permitted?
Your property lawyer will check the deeds as conveyancing in Hassocks will sometimes reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prevent categories of works or need the consent of a 3rd party. Certain additions call for local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Virgin Money. Is it usual for Virgin Money to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Hassocks is approved on their conveyancing panel? Virgin Money have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Virgin Money to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
The deeds to my home are lost. The conveyancers who did the conveyancing in Hassocks 10 years ago have long since closed. What are my options?
Assuming you have a registered title the details of your ownership will be recorded by HMLR under a Title Number. It is easy to conduct a search at the Land Registry, find your house and obtain current copies of the property title for less than a fiver. If the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally hold a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for twenty pounds.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Hassocks is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Hassocks are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Hassocks 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 Hassocks may ascertain 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 premises.