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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hastings

Is there a reason to use a Hastings conveyancing company given that web based conveyancers are easier on the wallet?

Its a good idea to contrast conveyancing costs in Hastings and you should seek a reasonable quote but don’t become consumed with hunting for the lowest priced Hastings conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can be the difference between a smooth and a frustrating move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist lawyer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a telephone discussion and can never replicate a face to face consultation. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of personalised service that you rarely receive from an online conveyancer. He or She will inform you as to progress making sure that you are never in the dark. If you ever need to contact the firm you will know who you need to speak to and they will ensure you're not left wondering what's going on.

My wife and I are buying a property in Hastings. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to deposit funds into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?

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.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Hastings

Two types of professional can carry out conveyancing in Hastings namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. The two can handle the legal services that required to complete the disposal or acquisition of property. They are both duty bound to carry out Hastings conveyancing on similar standards and guidelines so you can be sure that your conveyancing will be professionally carried out and that the requisite procedures should be suitably followed.

I'm the sole recipient of my late mum's will and I have everything in my name alone, including the house in Hastings. The Hastings property was put into my name in March. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship will be considered the same way as if I'd bought the house in March. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be affected by that. How sensible a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the bank as this requirement chiefly exists to pick up on subsales or the quick reselling of properties.

What will a local search reveal regarding the house we're buying in Hastings?

Hastings conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as Searches UK The local search plays a central role in most Hastings conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic sections.

How does conveyancing in Hastings differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Hastings approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because new home sellers in Hastings tend to purchase the land, 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Hastings or who has acted in the same development.

Are there any apps to help locate a Hastings law firm on the Britannia conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am prepared to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the lawyer.

Feel free to make use of the tool on this page. Please select a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Hastings conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some Hastings conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can telephone them to verify if they are on the Britannia member panel

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