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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mayfield

At what point will exchange of contracts happen for domestic conveyancing in Mayfield and do I need to attend the solicitors office?

If you are near to our conveyancing solicitors in Mayfield you are invited in to sign documents. That being said, the firms we work with provide a nationwide conveyancing service and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The executing of the purchase agreement is not the point of no return. A signed contract simply enables the solicitor to address the formalities when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Mayfield)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

What does a local search reveal regarding the house we're purchasing in Mayfield?

Mayfield conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for example PSG The local search is essential in every Mayfield conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search should supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.

How does conveyancing in Mayfield differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Mayfield approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because house builders in Mayfield tend to buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Mayfield or who has acted in the same development.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Mayfield I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Mayfield suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

I acquired a flat in Mayfield last 11/2/2021 and to date it is still not registered with the Land Registry. It was part of a development site and my property lawyer told me that it can take one year to register. I have spoken with HMLR directly and they say that the initial application was cancelled due to failure to reply to requisitions. Should I be concerned?

Contact your solicitor - if you are not getting sensible responses, look up their internal complaints protocol and escalate your concerns to a Complaints Manager. Registrations for Mayfield conveyancing are not known to be especially complex.

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