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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hastings

We were about to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Hastings listed using your search tool but stumbled across alternative estimates on the internet appear less expensive – why is this?

You can find numerous websites advertising pretending to offer cut-price conveyancing, unfortunately it’s common in such cases for supplementalfees end up with the closing fee totally different to the one you expected. Solicitors are duty bound to ensure fees contained in terms of engagement should be fair and reasonable and be applied The solicitors that we list for conveyancing in Hastings clearly state all legal fees for the property you plan tobuy.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Hastings. My lender is The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 7/10/2021, the requirements read as follows :

We previously chose solicitors with offices in Hastings on the Clydesdale solicitor panel. They are now charging me a separate fee for the legal aspects of the Clydesdale mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Clydesdale?

As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your property lawyer is entitled to levy a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by Clydesdale but by your Hastings property lawyer. Plenty of firms on the Clydesdale panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but many practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

Can I be sure that the Hastings conveyancing solicitor on the Coventry BS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Hastings seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your conveyancing.

I am buying a property in Hastings. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Skipton be concerned?

As your lender is Skipton your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements contained in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Skipton. The CML Handbook sets out minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Skipton where a lease fails to satisfy these conditions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not limited to Hastings.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our home are lost. The conveyancers who dealt with the conveyancing in Hastings 10 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?

As long as the title is registered the details of your ownership will be retained by HMLR with a Title Number. It is possible to carry out a search at the Land Registry, locate your house and obtain up to date copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually retain a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for a small fee.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Hastings. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hastings

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

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