I am hoping to receive a mortgage with Halifax. I hope to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer in Portslade. Does the Halifax Solicitor panel include conveyancers regulated by the CLC?
The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
Do the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site carry out auction conveyancing in Portslade?
There are a number of auction practitioners we can connect you with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Portslade is one of hundreds of locations in which our lawyers are based.
My friend suggested that if I am purchasing in Portslade I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Portslade conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Portslade around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Portslade Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Portslade Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Portslade.
How does conveyancing in Portslade differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Portslade come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because new home sellers in Portslade usually purchase the real estate, 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 property lawyers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Portslade or who has acted in the same development.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Portslade is the location of the property. Can you offer any guidance?
Flying freeholds in Portslade are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Portslade you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Portslade may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.