Having been told to check out your web site we were about to go ahead with a conveyancing solicitor in Saltdean listed on your site but have come across some other quotes on the internet look less pricey – how come?
One can find numerous conveyancing organisations promoting pretending to offer £99 conveyancing, unfortunately it’s common in such cases for additionalcharges end up with the completion bill markedly uplifted. Solicitors are duty bound to ensure fees set out in terms and conditions should be equitable and be applied The solicitors that we put forward for conveyancing in Saltdean genuinely set out all legal fees for a residential conveyancing transaction.
Last July we completed a house move in Saltdean. We have noticed several issues with the house which we suspect were omitted in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? Can you clarify the type of searches that needed to have been carried out for conveyancing in Saltdean?
It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are relate to conveyancing in Saltdean. Conveyancing searches and investigations undertaken as part of the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller fills in a form called a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information turns out to be misleading, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Saltdean.
What is your number one tip for finding a conveyancing solicitor in Saltdean
It would be unwise to be swayed by the lowest Saltdean conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
About to purchase apartment in Saltdean. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Saltdean solicitor is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel.
Our offer on a property in Saltdean has been accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have placed an offer on a flat, however it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other properties booked. I have selected a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in Saltdean. What do I do now? At what stage should I apply for the mortgage with Santander?
It is usual to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then valuation, Saltdean conveyancing search fees, etc). The first course of action is to check that your property lawyer is on the Santander approved list. Concerning the next steps this very much depends on the uniqueness of your transaction, desire for the property and on the state of the market. In a rising market the majority of home buyers will apply for a home loan with Santander and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their property lawyer to proceed with the conveyancing in Saltdean.
A colleague advised me that where I am buying in Saltdean I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is occasionally included in the estimate for your Saltdean conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Saltdean around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Saltdean Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Saltdean.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Saltdean?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Saltdean. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’