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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Sutton

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

Two types of professional can conduct conveyancing in South Sutton namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals handle the legal services that you need to complete the sale or acquisition of property. They are both obliged to execute South Sutton conveyancing to the same standards and guidelines so you may be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be properly conducted and that all requirements and procedures should be correctly attended to.

I am helping my niece sell her flat in South Sutton. Will the conveyancer arrange an energy assessment or it is for me to see to?

Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates remained a compulsory element of moving house. An energy performance certificate should be to hand prior to the property being advertised. It is not something that lawyers ordinarily organise. If you are using a South Sutton conveyancing practitioner they may be able to arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with reputable South Sutton energy assessors

I am planning to move house in July. Should my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you put forward a removal company in South Sutton. Conveyancing solicitor was organised prior to coming across this website.

On the day of completion you will need to collect the keys from the estate agent however this should only occur when the sellers lawyers advise the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be handed over. After that you will need to tell the removal company that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a specific removal company but can assist you in locating a conveyancing in South Sutton or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in South Sutton.

How does conveyancing in South Sutton differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in South Sutton approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because house builders in South Sutton typically purchase 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 property lawyers 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 South Sutton or who has acted in the same development.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in South Sutton. I've discover a site which appears to be the ideal solution If it is possible to get all this stuff done via phone that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a South Sutton conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a South Sutton conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you speak with two or three firms including non South Sutton conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be of use:

    How experienced is the practice with lease extension legislation? Can they put you in touch with clients in South Sutton who can give a testimonial?

South Sutton Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying

    For many South Sutton leaseholds the outlay for major works are not included within maintenance charges, although there some managing agents in South Sutton obliged leasehold owners to pay into a reserve fund and this is used to offset against larger works. The prefered form of lease structure is where the freehold interest is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this scenario the tenants benefit from control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is often employed if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves. Who are the managing agents?

I’m about to sell my ground floor flat in South Sutton.Conveyancing is yet to be initiated but I have recently received a quarterly service charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the service charge as normal because all ground rent and maintenance charges will be apportionedon completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice 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. This will smooth the conveyancing process

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