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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 transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewes

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Lewes?

If you are buying a property in Lewes your solicitor will ask you place them with monies to cover the search fees. Ordinarily this is asked for to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is payable against the total price then this should be required immediately prior to exchange of contracts. The final balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.

Does a directory service exist listing Leeds Building Society panel conveyancers in Lewes on the Building Society Association’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such facility on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. A small selection of lending institutions make their panel listings viewable on the web. If you are in need of a Lewes conveyancer on the Leeds Building Society please make the most of our tool.

My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our home loan from Kent Reliance as we intend to conduct alterations to our house in Lewes. Do we need to choose a bricks and mortar Lewes solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

Kent Reliance would not normally appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Kent Reliance panel.

The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Lewes. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.

I have been told that property searches are the number one reason for hinderance in Lewes conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the most frequent causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Lewes.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial premises in Lewes and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act affords a safeguard to commercial leaseholders, granting the a statutory right to make a request to court for a new lease and remain in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and handle your commercial conveyancing in Lewes

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Lewes. I've land on a site which seems to have the ideal offering If there is a chance to get all this stuff completed via phone that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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