I have just been advised by my estate agent that my Uckfield lawyer is not on the bank Solicitor panel. How can I be sure that this is correct?
You need to contact your Uckfield lawyer directly. You lawyer should inform you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Uckfield conveyancing practice that is on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.
We just had an offer accepted to buy with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I popped in a couple of local solicitors yet am struggling to find a Uckfield conveyancing firm on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel. Could you help?
Feel free to take advantage of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this page. Pick the lender and type Uckfield or your preferred area and you will see numerous conveyancers offices in Uckfield or near you.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one close by in Uckfield I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, however it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Uckfield for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.
I have been pointed in your direction by three or four local estate agents in Uckfield to select a conveyancer using your seach tool. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to offer your services over another?
We refuse to offer any referral fee for sending work in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand a fee as members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a property in Neath but reside in Uckfield. My lawyer (based 250 kilometers awayrequires that I execute a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Uckfield who can witness this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Uckfield based