Can I be sure that the Haywards Heath conveyancing solicitor on the Clydesdale panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Haywards Heath obtaining 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 recommend that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction.
I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Haywards Heath. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £175. Shortly after, the property lawyer contacted me to say that they were not on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nationwide panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
I've digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Haywards Heath solicitor - who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Kent Reliance will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Kent Reliance will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Haywards Heath surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
About to purchase a new build apartment in Haywards Heath. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Haywards Heath
If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please supply a car parking plan.
In surfing the internet for the phrase conveyancing in Haywards Heath it reveals numerous solicitorsin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the suitable property lawyer for me?
The best way of choosing the right conveyancer is through a personal referral, so seek the opinion of colleagues and relatives who have bought a property in Haywards Heath or a reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Haywards Heath differ, so it's advisable to obtain at least three fee estimates from different companies. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.
I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Haywards Heath. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.
If the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Haywards Heath - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
I purchased a 1 bedroom flat in Haywards Heath, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2012. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Haywards Heath with a long lease are worth £180,000. The ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2077
You have 58 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £22,800 and £26,400 plus professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.
A conveyancing firm acted on my conveyancing in Haywards Heath half a dozen years ago and was holding my title documents but has now closed – how do I retreive them?
Deeds, as such, no longer exist as most properties in Haywards Heath are registered electronically at Land Registry. If you need to prove ownership or are selling or refinancing your solicitor can obtain up to date copies of the register from the Land Registry in any case.
If you feel there may be other documents or you have any other queries please e-mail your request with details of the transaction and documents you need to firstname.lastname@example.org. The CLC will let you know what information they have and any additional information they may need before they are in a position to identify and send the documents to you. Following an intervention it may take some time for the CLC to access archived files and documents, but your request will be actioned with reasonable haste.