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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pevensey

As someone unfamiliar with conveyancing in Pevensey what’s your top tip you can give me concerning the house moving process in Pevensey

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Pevensey and elsewhere in England and Wales is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of room for friction between you and other parties involved in the transaction. For instance, the vendor, selling agent and even potentially the bank. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in Pevensey should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the process whose responsibility is to act in your legal interests and to keep you safe.

Every so often a potential adversary will attempt to sway you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your solicitor is wrong. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do take action that is against your conveyancers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Pevensey. I now require my papers however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Pevensey of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I'm buying my first flat in Pevensey benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not budge the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The sale representative told me not reveal to my lawyer about the deal as it could put at risk my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Pevensey I like with a park and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Pevensey suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

What does commercial conveyancing in Pevensey cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Pevensey incorporates a broad array of services, supplied by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

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