Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Uckfield is not on my mortgage company's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of her conveyancing?
It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should contact the Uckfield conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.
I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must vacate my let out property in Uckfield by 9/7/2021. Conveyancing on my purchase has just started. Is it possible to complete in six weeks as I wish to avoid having to find short term accommodation?
Generally one should not provide notice on a rental until your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not already done so, update to your conveyancer and request that they seek the assistance the other side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will aim towards
Completed the sale of my flat in Uckfield last June but the buyer keeps SMS messaging daily to say his conveyancer needs to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?
After completion of your sale your lawyer should forward the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion procedures specific conveyancing in Uckfield.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years past for my conveyancing in Uckfield. Now, I need the documents but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Uckfield of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Uckfield I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Uckfield in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?
If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.