Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Hastings even if I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for example if I want to acquire a shop in Hastings with a loan from Barclays Direct?
Our search tool is mainly utilised to select residential conveyancing solicitors in Hastings but we have set out at the end of this page a selection of Hastings commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to enquire with the solicitors directly to establish if they are also authorised to represent Barclays Direct
My wife and I are purchasing a flat in Hastings. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we will need to deposit our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I have a mortgage with Coventry BS for my property in Hastings. Conveyancing has been completed months ago. If I am intending to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Coventry BS?
Coventry BS must be informed of your intention before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Coventry BS’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Coventry BS directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Coventry BS conveyancing panel solicitor.
About to purchase house in Hastings. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Hastings conveyancer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.
I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of delay in Hastings house deals. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the most frequent causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Hastings.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Hastings is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?
Flying freeholds in Hastings are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Hastings you would need to get your solicitor to go 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 Hastings may decide 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 property.
As co-executor for the will of my father I am disposing of a house in Swansea but live in Hastings. My lawyer (who is 235 kilometers awayneeds me to sign a stat dec before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Hastings who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Hastings