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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

It may have been a long time coming a loan agreement from Nationwide for the remortgage of my 4 bedroom flat is expected within the next few days. Are you able to recommend a low cost conveyancing practitioner in Lewes?

You are on the wrong site if you are seeking cut-price fees for conveyancing in Lewes. We can offer you cost effective conveyancing but we do not aim to work with the cheapest lawyers. Resist the temptation to appoint brokers offering £100 conveyancing in Lewes. At best, in choosing a lawyer for low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst you will end up spending a lot in extras and still not end up with the service expected.

Some advice if I may. My Lewes conveyancer is advising me that he has toapply for Lewes conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Lloydsapproved lawyer panel. Do I not have any options here?

Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are obtaining a home loan with a bank your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancing practitioner would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook specifications . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Lewes conveyancing searches.

My stepmother advised me that in purchasing a property in Lewes there could be a number of restrictions limiting what one can do in terms of external changes to the property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Lewes which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Lewes should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

We are planning to move property in February. Will my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you recommend a removal company in Lewes. Conveyancing solicitor was found prior to coming across this site.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to collect the house keys from the property agent however this should only happen after the previous owners conveyancers inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be released. After that you will need to advise the removal men that they can start moving you in. We do not suggest a particular removal company but can assist you in finding a residential property solicitor in Lewes or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Lewes.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Lewes. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

I am purchasing a new build house in Lewes benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The sale representative told me not to tell my conveyancer about this side-deal as it will affect my mortgage with The Mortgage Works. Should I keep quiet?.

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.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Lewes is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Lewes are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Lewes you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Lewes may decide 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 premises.

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