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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pevensey Bay

At what point will exchange of contracts occur in domestic conveyancing in Pevensey Bay and do I need to be at the lawyers branch?

If you are local to our conveyancing solicitors in Pevensey Bay you are welcome to attend to sign the paperwork. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with provide a countrywide conveyancing service and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The signing of the contract is not the important part. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the solicitor to address the formalities at the suitable time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Pevensey Bay)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

We are purchasing a terrace house in Pevensey Bay. We would like to convert the garage to an office at the property.Will legal conveyancing on the property involve enquiries to see if these works are allowed?

Your conveyancer will review the deeds as conveyancing in Pevensey Bay can sometimes reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prevent categories of changes or necessitated the permission of another owner. Many additions need local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be sensible to check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

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

Coventry BS must be informed of your intention before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Coventry BS’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Coventry BS 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 Coventry BS directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Coventry BS conveyancing panel lawyer.

It is not clear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Pevensey Bay bank branch on a couple of occasions and was reassured it wasn't an issue and they will lend. My Pevensey Bay conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- called and was told they refuse to lend based on their published requirements. Who do I believe?

As long as the lawyer is on the mortgage company panel, she or he must follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook specifications for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

What will a local search tell me regarding the property I am buying in Pevensey Bay?

Pevensey Bay conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Searches UK The local search is essential in every Pevensey Bay conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search should provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic areas.

Am I better off to go with a Pevensey Bay conveyancing lawyer based in the area that I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can perform the legal formalities but his firm is located 300miles drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Pevensey Bay conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to execute paperwork, present your identification documents and pester them if necessary. Having local Pevensey Bay know how is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and in the main were impressed that should outweigh using an unknown Pevensey Bay conveyancing lawyer just because they are based in the area.

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Pevensey Bay with the aim of expediting the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Pevensey Bay can be reduced if you instruct lawyers the minute your agents start marketing the property and request that they start to put together the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ representatives.
  • Many landlords or managing agents in Pevensey Bay charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management pack sought as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most usual reason for frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Pevensey Bay. If you are supposed to have a share in the freehold, you should make sure that you hold the original share document. Organising a re-issued share certificate can be a time consuming formality and frustrates many a Pevensey Bay home move. If a new share certificate is needed, do contact the company officers or managing agents (where relevant) for this at the earliest opportunity. If there is a history of any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is very important that these are resolved before the property is marketed. The buyers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a property where there is a current dispute. You may have to bite the bullet and pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as over rather than unresolved.

I own a garden flat in Pevensey Bay, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2004. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Pevensey Bay with a long lease are worth £227,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2093

With 72 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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