Recently contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Lewes who completed the legal work two years ago requesting a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of almost identical values with a home loan from Leeds Building Society. I am now being quoted double. Should I look for a cheaper online conveyancer?
The estimate does seem a tad on the high side. If you shop around you could shave off some of the expense by as much as £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, if you were content with the service the firm offered you mightlive to regret opting for an an unknown lawyer. Remember to check that the firm can also act for Leeds Building Society. Do employ our search tool to select a Lewes conveyancing firm on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Lewes.
Finally the sale completed on my house in Lewes last January but our buyer keeps e-mailing daily to say his lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?
Following your sale your solicitor should forward the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also confirm that the home loan has been redeemed to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion steps specific conveyancing in Lewes.
I am buying a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Lewes who is on the The Mortgage Works solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for The Mortgage Works in certain locations such as Lewes. We dont recommend any particular firm.
Can I be sure that the Lewes conveyancing solicitor on the Kent Reliance panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Lewes obtaining recommendations is a good start. 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 advertising the lowest fees. We would always advocate that you speak with the lawyer conducting your conveyancing.
We have a mortgage agreed in principle with TSB. Lewes conveyancing lawyers were instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from TSB?
There is no definitive answer here. Have TSB completed the survey? Have you advised TSB as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the TSB conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Lewes. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender HSBC be concerned?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with HSBC your lawyer must check the conveyancing instructions outlined in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for HSBC. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to HSBC where a lease does not meet these conditions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not limited to Lewes.
I own a terraced Georgian house in Lewes. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and TSB. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Lewes and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.