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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portslade

Having been recommended your service we were going to use a conveyancing solicitor in Portslade endorsed on your site but have come across some other fee calculations via the web appear less pricey – how come?

There are many firms of conveyancing outfits offering at first sight what seems to be the cheapest conveyancing in Portslade. We suggest that you think long and hard about how important this transaction is to you that you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish concerning the standard of the conveyancing. Many of them highlight a bargain fee as a headline but bury supplemental costs in the small print..

The Portslade conveyancing firm handling our Portslade conveyancing has uncovered a difference between the assumptions in the valuation report and what is revealed within the conveyancing documents. My lawyer has advised that he is duty bound to ensure that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my conveyancer’s stance legitimate?

Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

I just acquired a flat at auction in Portslade. Conveyancing is necessary. What is next?

Having legally committed yourself to purchase you will need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you will have a pending a fixed date to complete the transaction. An auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding auction set of papers. This will likely include most,if not all of the documents that your solicitor requires. If you have purchased leasehold property the legal pack may include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork specific to a leasehold property. You need to hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. You also need to ensure that you have funds organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

My partner and I have arranged the release of further monies on our home loan from Lloyds as we want to conduct improvements to our property in Portslade. Do we need to select a high street Portslade solicitor on the Lloyds conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Lloyds would not normally instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Lloyds panel.

The mortgage over my property is with Skipton for my property in Portslade. Conveyancing was finalised 12 months ago. Should I wish 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 Skipton?

You must advise Skipton in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Skipton’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 Skipton directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Skipton conveyancing panel firm.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Portslade is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Portslade are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Portslade you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Portslade may ascertain 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 premises.

My husband and I are novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent has warned us that the owners will only move forward if we instruct their chosen lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a local solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Portslade

It is unlikely the sellers are behind this. If they desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Try to communicate with the vendors directly and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to instruct your own,trusted Portslade conveyancing firm - not the ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a referral fee or meet his conveyancing thresholds demanded by senior management.

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