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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hove

I am purchasing a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Hove who is on the Platform Home Loans Ltd approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Platform Home Loans Ltd in certain locations such as Hove. We dont recommend any particular firm.

I am purchasing a new build house in Hove benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not move on the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The sale representative suggested that I not disclose to my lawyer about the deal as it could affect my mortgage with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am downsizing from my house. My former conveyancers has retired. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Hove if that makes a difference.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Hove. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.

We're novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the selling agent told us that the vendor will only go ahead if we appoint the agent's recommended lawyers as they need a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Hove

We suspect that the seller is not behind this request. If they require ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Try to communicate with the sellers directly and explain that (a)you are genuine buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to appoint your own,trusted Hove conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give the estate agent a referral fee or achieve conveyancing targets pre-set by HQ.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Hove from the perspective of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Hove can be bypassed if you appoint lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the buyers’ conveyancers.
  • You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but it would be wise to double-check via your conveyancers. A buyer’s lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the lease term is below 80 years. It is therefore essential at an early stage that you identify whether the lease term requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale. If you have had conflict with your freeholder or managing agents it is very important that these are resolved before the property is marketed. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where there is an ongoing dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and discharge any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to reveal the dispute as over as opposed to ongoing. If you are supposed to have a share in the Management Company, you should make sure that you are holding the original share certificate. Organising a duplicate share certificate can be a lengthy formality and frustrates many a Hove home move. If a duplicate share certificate is necessary, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (if applicable) for this as soon as possible.

I invested in buying a split level flat in Hove, conveyancing having been completed in 2011. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar properties in Hove with a long lease are worth £201,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease finishes on 21st October 2087

With just 65 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £13,300 and £15,400 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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