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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rottingdean

I am looking for value for money property lawyer. Should I go for for an online conveyancer as opposed to a high street Rottingdean conveyancing lawyer?

In the main conveyancing solicitors in your area will have good connections with your local authority, which could assist with your Rottingdean conveyancing searches that your lawyer will inevitably need. It can only be a plus if they enjoy good connections with the Land Registry covering your area Rottingdean, other lawyers in the location and Rottingdean property agents.

I am downsizing from our property in Rottingdean and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Rottingdean conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used a national conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Rottingdean. We have lived in Rottingdean for many years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to seek confirmation need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You must enquire of 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 health insurance to cover that same illness)

Me and my brother have a renovated Edwardian property in Rottingdean. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Birmingham Midshires. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Rottingdean and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

How does conveyancing in Rottingdean differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Rottingdean contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because builders in Rottingdean usually acquire 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 conveyancers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Rottingdean or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Rottingdean ahead of retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to grant a mortgage on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can look into this further with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Rottingdean. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Rottingdean especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Rottingdean.

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