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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewes

My previous lawyer has sent a quote for just over a thousand pound for fixed fee conveyancing in Lewes. I’m selling a Georgian property for £200,000. Is this expensive? Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Lewes?

The estimate does seem marginally overpriced. If you shop around you may be able to decrease the fees marginally by as much as a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you maycome to regret opting for an an untested conveyancer. Remember to be sure that the solicitor can act for your bank. Do make use of our comparison tool to choose a Lewes conveyancing practice on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Lewes.

My wife and I purchased a terraced Victorian house in Lewes. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Lloyds TSB Bank. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. Is it worth asking Lloyds TSB Bank to clarify?

You need to read 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 owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Lewes and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Lewes is the location of the property. Can you offer any guidance?

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 thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Lewes may ascertain 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.

My father-in-law has recommend that I instruct his conveyancers in Lewes. Should I find my own conveyancer?

No doubt the ideal way to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to get referrals from friends or family who have actually previously instructed the conveyancer you're contemplating using.

I am buying a maisonette and cash is in place. My lawyer has been handed with two distinct proof of photo ID, bank statement, endless utility bills. Now he requires a copy from a probate lawyer advising that the money is in place and that it has come from inheritance and not selling fake DVD.

In today’s world you will not be able to complete any Lewes conveyancing transaction without first providing evidence of your identity to your lawyers. This usually takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence and a utility bill. Remember if you are providing your driving licence as evidence of ID it must be both the paper part and photo card part, one is not acceptable without the other. Proof of your source of funds is required under Money Laundering Regulations.

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