As someone not used to conveyancing in Henfield what is your top tip you can impart concerning the legal transfer of property in Henfield
Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Henfield and elsewhere in West Sussex is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of opportunity for confrontation between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. For instance, the vendor, selling agent and even potentially your lender. Choosing a law firm for your conveyancing in Henfield should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the legal process whose responsibility is to act in your legal interests and to keep you safe.
Every so often a potential adversary will try and convince you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your lawyer is wrong. Or your financial adviser may advise you to do something that is against your solicitors recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.
We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to use their panel lawyer as I would prefer to appoint a Henfield based conveyancing firm?
You should check but the the likelihood is that give you one of their panel lawyers where you take up the "fee-free" deal. Call the mortgage company to determine if they make available a cash alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case you could put that amount towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in Henfield.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Henfield?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Henfield. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Henfield for my remortgage. Is it possible to review a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Members of the public may find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded telephone calls for training reasons.
What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Henfield conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
If you are instructing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Henfield conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you speak with two or three firms including non Henfield conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be helpful:
Can they put you in touch with clients in Henfield who can give a testimonial?
Leasehold Conveyancing in Henfield - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing
How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments? How much is the ground rent and service charge? Best to be warned whether redecorating or some other major work is due shortly to be shared amongst the leaseholders and will materially increase the the maintenance charges or require a specific invoice.