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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Seaton

We are selling our apartment in Seaton. Will my lawyer have to be required to be on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently in recent years.

I am assisting my mother sell her property in Seaton. Does the conveyancing solicitor order an energy performance certificate or do I organise this?

Following the demise of Home Information Packs, energy assessments was left as a mandatory component of selling a house. An energy assessment should be to hand before the property is put on the market. It is not something that conveyancers normally organise. If you are instructing a Seaton conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with reputable local energy assessors

I'm the only recipient of my late grandmother’s will and I have everything in my name alone, including the house in Seaton. The Seaton property was put into my name in December. I plan to dispose of the house. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship will be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the property in December. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook obliges conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be impacted by that. How sensible a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the lender as this provision is principally there to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of properties.

Are all Seaton Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Santander conveyancing list of approved firms?

A selection of lenders now use CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

How does conveyancing in Seaton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Seaton approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because house builders in Seaton typically purchase the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Seaton or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Seaton is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Seaton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Seaton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Seaton may determine 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.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Seaton and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Seaton. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Seaton area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Seaton. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

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