As someone with no idea as to the Lewes conveyancing process what is the number one tip you can impart concerning the ownership transfer in Lewes
You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Lewes or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For example, the seller, property agent and on occasion a mortgage company. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in Lewes an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the transaction whose role it is to protect your best interests and to keep you safe.
Every so often a potential adversary may attempt to persuade you that you should follow their advice. For example, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your solicitor is slow. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do take action that is against your lawyers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.
I am selling my home in Lewes. Will the conveyancer need to be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel in order to deal with the discharge of my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Lewes?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Lewes. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I have been recommended by a few selling agents in Lewes to choose a solicitor on your site. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers rather than a competitor’s?
We refuse to offer any financial incentive for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission as home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
As co-executor for the will of my aunt I am selling a residence in Neath but I am based in Lewes. My conveyancer (approximately 260 kilometers awayneeds me to sign a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Lewes to attest this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Lewes