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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewes

My god-son is purchasing a house that has just been built in Lewes with a mortgage from Yorkshire BS. His solicitor has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could impact a commercial land in Lewes?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Lewes will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Lewes. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Lewes.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Lewes it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Lewes commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Lewes.

I acquired my flat on 3 April and the transaction details is yet to be on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Lewes said it should be recorded inside ten days. Are titles in Lewes uniquely lengthy to register?

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Lewes registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry must send notices to any interested parties. As of today approximately 80% of submission are fully addressed within two weeks but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Registration takes place after the new owner has moved in to the premises so post completion formalities is not always top priority yet if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

My business partner and I are wishing to take an assignment of a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering no-sale-no fees for non-domestic conveyancing in Lewes for below 2k?

We can recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Lewes, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are intending to buy or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can find you the right firm. Regarding the costs these will vary based on the structure and nuances of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your details or phone so as to enable us to provide you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.

Our property lawyer in Lewes has requested from me ID documents stating that this is part of his requirements as a conveyancer on the lender Conveyancing panel. Is this right?

Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offence if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage, your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy the mortgage company. This is not unique to conveyancing in Lewes

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