What is the first thing I need to know about purchase conveyancing in Steyning?
Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Steyning or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of room for friction between you and other parties involved in the ownership transfer. For instance, the vendor, property agent and on occasion the lender. Selecting a solicitor for your conveyancing in Steyning is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the transaction whose responsibility is to act in your legal interests and to keep you safe.
There is a worrying emergence in the "blame" culture- someone has to be blamed for the process taking so long. You must always trust your lawyer above the other players when it comes to the legal assignment of property.
My grandfather passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Steyning. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £4500. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Barclays, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?
Given you intend to refinance then Barclays will require that you use a conveyancer on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Barclays conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Barclays mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
What will a local search tell me about the property I am buying in Steyning?
Steyning conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations such as Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Steyning conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject headings.
I am downsizing from my property. My previous solicitors has retired. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Steyning if that affects matters.
Do use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Steyning. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
Is it best to choose a Steyning conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can carry out the legal work but her office is 200kilometers drive away.
The benefit of a local Steyning conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to execute paperwork, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Steyning know how is a benefit. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have used your friend and the majority were content that must outweigh using an unknown Steyning conveyancing lawyer just because they are local.