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Ready to buy a new home in Newhaven? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Newhaven conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newhaven

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Newhaven. Can you please explain the reason why all Newhaven lawyers are not on all bank panels?

Even though it may seem unfair for mortgage companies to limit who can act for them, from the public’s or lawyer’s perspective, the other side of the coin is that lenders are becoming ever more anxious and regard it necessary to protect them from illegal activities. As a consequence of this concern mortgage companies have restricted their panel of approved conveyancing lawyers to a manageable size.

Are all Newhaven Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel?

Some major banks and building societies now utilise the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Aldermore, do Newhaven property lawyers have to pay an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are unaware of any mortgage company fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

Planning on purchasing a maisonette in Newhaven. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Skipton conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Newhaven conveyancing practitioner is on the Skipton conveyancing panel.

I am buying a new build apartment in Newhaven. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Newhaven

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

I'm converting the mortgage on my primary property to a buy to let loan with Platform Home Loans Ltd and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a down payment on a second property. The area we are looking at is Newhaven. Will your conveyancers be able to act for the two lenders and tie in the transactions?

Make use of our search tool on this page to ensure that the conveyancers are approved by both lenders. Assuming that they are the solicitor will be able to tie up the two transactions but you should have a chat with you solicitor and make apparent your expectations and requirements.

I am employed by a busy estate agency in Newhaven where we have experienced a few leasehold sales derailed as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received inconsistent advice from local Newhaven conveyancing solicitors. Could you confirm whether the seller of a flat can initiate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Newhaven Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    Make sure you investigate if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example plenty of leases prohibit pets being permitted in in a block in Newhaven. If you love the apartmentin Newhaven yet your dog is not allowed to make the move with you then you have a very hard determination. What prohibitions are there in the Newhaven Lease? Is there a share of the freehold?

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