I decided to go with a local firm for our conveyancing in Newhaven yesterday. Upon checking the Ts and Cs I noteI am responsible for costs even where the transaction does not complete. Should I go with them or select a web based lawyer promoting no move no charge conveyancing in Newhaven?
It is usually a trade off in that if "No Completion No Fee" is advertised then the fee levels will generally be higher to counteract the conveyances that abort. Do bear in mind that these arrangements rarely protect you from outlay such as Newhaven conveyancing search costs.
When can the exchange of contracts happen for domestic conveyancing in Newhaven and do I need to be at the solicitors branch?
If you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Newhaven you are welcome to come in to sign contracts. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we recommend offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The signing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract is necessary for the conveyancer to exchange contracts at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Newhaven)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
We are planning on selling our property in Newhaven and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using an online conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Newhaven. Having lived in Newhaven for three years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
Taking into account that I will soon spend 450k on a property in Newhaven I wish to have a conversation with the lawyer about myconveyancing before appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
Absolutely - we would be delighted to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the conveyancer due to be conducting your conveyancing in Newhaven.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique person, not a file number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for residential conveyancing in Newhaven should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.
Why can I not complete my conveyancing in Newhaven on May bank holiday?
This is due to the fact that on completion the sale price will be transferred electronically between the banks of the purchaser and owner’s property lawyer and currently this can only take place on a working day. So you can't complete on a saturday or sunday either.