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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hastings

When will exchange of contracts happen for purchase conveyancing in Hastings and am I required to be at the lawyers office?

Where you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Hastings you are invited in to sign the paperwork. That being said, the firms we recommend offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The signing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract is just a prerequisite for the solicitor to exchange contracts when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Hastings)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

My lender has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Hastings but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Hastings or nearer to where I live. Can you assist?

The minority of Hastings conveyancing practices are approved and listed on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Please make use of the above find an approved solicitor tool to identify a Hastings conveyancing solicitor on the on the lender panel.

A colleague advised me that if I am purchasing in Hastings I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Hastings conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Hastings around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Hastings Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Hastings Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Hastings.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Hastings before appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Hastings. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Hastings especially if they are familiar with such properties in Hastings.

Taking into account that I am about to part with over three hundred thousand on a garden flat in Hastings I wish to have a conversation with the conveyancer regarding thetransaction in advance of giving the go ahead to the firm. Can this be arranged?

This is something that we encourage - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer due to be doing your conveyancing in Hastings.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important person, not a matter reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Hastings should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

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