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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewes

Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Lewes even if I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for example if I intend to buy a shop in Lewes with a mortgage from Yorkshire Building Society?

The service is primarily used to help choose domestic conveyancing solicitors in Lewes but we have set out at the bottom of this page a selection of Lewes commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to enquire with the company directly to see if they can also act for Yorkshire Building Society

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Lewes. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Lewes

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. 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. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Lewes is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Lewes are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Lewes you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Lewes may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

Do I need to be wary by brokers that I am dealing with are recommending a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Lewes conveyancing firm?

As with many professional services, often recommendations from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are lots of parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies might all suggest conveyancers to instruct. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there may be a financial incentive behind the recommendation. You are free to select your preferred lawyer. You need to be aware that most mortgage providers specify a panel list of law firms you must use for the mortgage related work in your transaction.

We are 14 days into a residential purchase having been referred to conveyancers by the estate agent to handle our conveyancing in Lewes. We are not happy. Can you help me find new solicitors?

They would have to be really bad to suggest replacing them. Has your loan offer been sent? In the event that it has you must advise them of the replacement lawyer and have the loan are issued to the new lawyers. Your new conveyancer should be on the lenders panel to avoid supplemental costs and frustration. So that should be your first question of the new solicitors. Our find a solicitor tool will help you find a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Lewes

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