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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Seaford

We are buying a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Seaford who is on the Kent Reliance solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Kent Reliance . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Seaford.

We are planning to purchase with Loughborough BS. We have called around locally yet cant to find a Seaford conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS approved list. Can you assist?

Please do make use of the search tool on this web page. Please choose the building society and type Seaford or your location and you will discover a number of lawyer located in Seaford or near you.

Do I choose a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Seaford?

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Seaford and Solicitor firms in Seaford who can help with your conveyancing It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal work in transferring property. Both can conduct other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

I just bought a house at auction in Seaford. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?

Having legally bound yourself to purchase you will need to appoint a conveyancing practitioner as a matter of priority as you now have a tight a drop dead date to complete the property. All auction property will have a bespoke auction pack. This should include evidence of title and search results. In the case of leasehold premises the legal pack may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation pertinent to leasehold premises. You should pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. Do make sure that you have funds organised to complete on the on the contractual date .

It is not clear whether my lender obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local Seaford building society branch on a couple of occasions and was advised it wasn't a problem and they will lend. My Seaford conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- called to say that they will not lend based on their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

The conveyancer has to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook Part 2 specifications for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

We are purchasing a property and the lawyer has identified Chancel Repair to which the property may be obligated to pay given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. She has recommended insurance. Is this really appropriate for conveyancing in Seaford

Unless a previous purchase of the premises took place after 12 October 2013 you may expect lawyers handling conveyancing in Seaford to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I have just started marketing my 2 bed flat in Seaford. Conveyancing has not commenced, however I have just received a yearly service charge invoice – what should I do?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should pay the maintenance contribution as you normally would because all ground rent and maintenance payments should be allotted on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

I bought a 1st floor flat in Seaford, conveyancing formalities finalised September 2003. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Corresponding properties in Seaford with over 90 years remaining are worth £260,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2096

You have 75 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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