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Ready to buy a new home in Heathfield? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Heathfield transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Heathfield

Why would I use a Heathfield conveyancing solicitors firm when online alternatives are less expensive?

To take your time to find get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Heathfield and you should seek a competitive fee calculation but don’t be focused with looking for the cheapest Heathfield conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a distressing house move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a trusted conveyancer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone conversation and can never replicate a face to face appointment. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will tackle your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of personalised service that you are unlikely to received from an internet conveyancer. He or She will inform you on progress making sure that you are ensuring that you are updated at regular intervals. If you ever need to phone the office you will know who to ask for and we'll be sure you're not left wondering what's going on.

Me and my partner are buying our first home. The conveyancing practitioner has calledto ask if we would like to take out additional conveyancing searches. We are really unsure what's necessary for conveyancing in Heathfield

The scope of Heathfield conveyancing searches should be dictated entirely on the premises, the location, the likelihood of any of these risks, your knowledge of the locality and risks, your general appetite to risk. What is important is that you adequately appreciate what information each search could provide. You may then decide if you personally think you need that search. Should you be unclear, ask your conveyancing practitioner to recommend.

Do lenders provide you with an approved list of Heathfield conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the Santander conveyancing panel?

Heathfield conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Santander conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Santander directly.

The Heathfield conveyancing solicitors that just started acting on my purchase in Heathfield have without warning closed. I only went with them because I had to have a firm on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel and my previous Heathfield lawyer was not. I paid them 275 plus VAT in advance. What are my options?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help.

How does conveyancing in Heathfield differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Heathfield approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because builders in Heathfield tend to acquire 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 conveyancers 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 Heathfield or who has acted in the same development.

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