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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Uckfield

Due to complete my purchase in Uckfield next Thursday. My conveyancer now wants me to supply her with proof of content and building insurance for the property as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the mortgage company. What risks does the mortgage company expect the insurance to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for mortgage companies would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s Part 2 conditions. These requirements are not specific to conveyancing in Uckfield.

It is a dozen years since I bought my house in Uckfield. Conveyancing lawyers have just been retained on the sale but I can't find the title documents. Will this cause complications?

You need not be too concerned. First the deeds may be retained by the lender or they could be archived with the conveyancers who handled the purchase. Secondly in most cases the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers acquiring up to date copy of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Uckfield relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.

I need some quick conveyancing in Uckfield as I am faced with pressure to exchange contracts within 2 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are not taking a mortgage you are at free not to do searches although no law firm would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Uckfield the following are instances of what can crop up and adversely affect future saleability: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Charges, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...

How does conveyancing in Uckfield differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Uckfield approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Uckfield usually acquire 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 Uckfield or who has acted in the same development.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Uckfield for my sale. Can I review a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

One may search for published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

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