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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hastings

Having been suggested to visit your service we were going to use a conveyancing solicitor in Hastings endorsed on your site but have come across alternative estimates via the web seem less expensive – how come?

There are plenty of conveyancing organisations advertising what appear to be the cheapest conveyancing in Hastings. We suggest that you think twice as to how much you respect your own move to you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish concerning the quality of the conveyancing. Many of them accentuate a bargain fee as a headline but hide extra charges in the small print..

we are a couple who are buying a newbuild flat in Hastings with a loan from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.We have a Hastings conveyancing solicitor but Norwich and Peterborough Building Society says his firm is not listed on their approved list of member firms. We have to appoint a Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel lawyer or retain our preferred solicitor and fork out for a Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel lawyer to represent them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The loan offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that solicitors must be on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society solicitor panel. Until recently, most banks had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could find one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society

How does conveyancing in Hastings differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Hastings come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because builders in Hastings tend to purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Hastings or who has acted in the same development.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial premises in Hastings and how can you help?

The particular law that you refer to affords protection to business tenants, giving them the dueness to apply to court for a renewal tenancy and remain in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Hastings is one of the many areas of the UK in which the firms we work with are based

What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Hastings conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Hastings conveyancing practice) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Hastings conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be helpful:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in Hastings who can give a testimonial? How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation?

Leasehold Conveyancing in Hastings - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    The best form of lease structure is if the freehold title is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this arrangement the tenants benefit from control and although a managing agent is often employed if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. It is important to be aware whether a new roof is being installed or some other major work is anticipated that will be shared amongst the leasehold owners and will dramatically impact the level of the maintenance fees or require a specific payment. Be sure to discover if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. By way of example it is very common in Hastings leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Hastings. If you like the flatin Hastings but your cat is not allowed to move with you then you have a very hard determination.

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