Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Ringmer is not on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of the firm’s conveyancing?
That would most likely be an incorrect assumption to make. There are plenty of plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the Ringmer conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.
We are downsizing from our property in Ringmer and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a web based conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Ringmer. We have lived in Ringmer for 4 years we know of no issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You need to check with 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)
Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Ringmer I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Ringmer suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?
If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.
I am a sole trader intending to take over a lease of a shop on a shopping parade. Can you recommend lawyers offering fixed costs for commercial conveyancing in Ringmer for below £1,200?
We are happy to recommend firms who have specialist knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Ringmer, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are looking to acquire or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we will find you the right lawyer. Regarding the fees this will depend on the structure and nuances of the deal. Please provide us with your details or email us so that we may supply you with a fixed commercial conveyancing quote.
My step-father has urged me to instruct his conveyancing solicitors in Ringmer. Should I use them?
No doubt it’s preferable to select a conveyancing practitioner is to seek recommendations from friends or relatives who have actually previously instructed the conveyancer that you are considering.