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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

Would the conveyancing practitioners indexed on your site conduct right to buy conveyancing in Newhaven?

We have identified a variety of conveyancing practitioners carrying out right to buy transactions Do call the conveyancers listed in order to get a conveyancing quote.

My conveyancer has informed me that lack of planning permission insurance is required on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Newhaven?

The appropriate level of lack of planning permission indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Yorkshire Building Society and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

When it comes to lenders such as Nottingham, do Newhaven lawyers have to pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to register on their panel, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

I have a mortgage with Kent Reliance for my property in Newhaven. Conveyancing was finalised some time ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Kent Reliance?

Kent Reliance must be informed of your intention before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Kent Reliance’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Kent Reliance directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Kent Reliance conveyancing panel lawyer.

How does conveyancing in Newhaven differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Newhaven contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because builders in Newhaven typically purchase the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Newhaven or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one near me in Newhaven I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Newhaven in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.

At what point do I cover the costs of stamp duty payable for my house transaction in Newhaven?

Your lawyer should fill out a Land Transaction Return Form for you during your Newhaven conveyancing transaction for signature. On completion your property lawyer will submit the STL Return Form to the Inland Revenue and - assuming they have the money - settle any Stamp Duty due for you.

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