I am getting a mortgage offer from Halifax. I intend to use a Licensed Conveyancer in Newhaven. Does the Halifax Conveyancing panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC?
The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the CML or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Last March we completed a house move in Newhaven. We have since encountered a number of problems with the house which we believe were missed in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? Can you clarify the nature of searches that needed to have been conducted for conveyancing in Newhaven?
It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are unique to conveyancing in Newhaven. Conveyancing searches and investigations undertaken as part of the buying process are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a property owner completes a document known as a SPIF. If the information ends up being inaccurate, then you may have a claim against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Newhaven.
Are the BSA intent on creating a online directory to to identify firms on the Loughborough BS conveyancing panel for example in Newhaven?
Lexsure has not been advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a tool.
My wife and I are planning on selling our house in Newhaven and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers used an online conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Newhaven. Having lived in Newhaven for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get clarification that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? 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 life insurance to cover that same sickness)
If all goes to plan we aim to complete the sale of our £350,000 flat in Newhaven next week. The managing agents has quoted £312 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Newhaven?
For the majority of leasehold sales in Newhaven conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :
Addressing pre-contract enquiries
Where consent is required before sale in Newhaven
Copies of the building insurance and schedule
Deeds of covenant upon sale
Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
I inherited a leasehold flat in Newhaven, conveyancing was carried out August 2009. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable flats in Newhaven with an extended lease are worth £195,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease ceases on 21st October 2085
With only 64 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £14,300 and £16,400 plus legals.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.