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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Winchelsea

Would the conveyancing practitioners that you recommend handle auction conveyancing in Winchelsea?

We know of a number of niche solicitors we can connect you with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Winchelsea is one of hundreds of locations where our lawyers have a presence.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Winchelsea? Why is this being asked of me?

It is indeed that case that the requirement set out by your lawyer has nothing to do with conveyancing in Winchelsea. However these days you can not proceed with any conveyancing transaction in the absence supplying proof of your identity. This usually takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence plus a council tax bill. Please note that if you are supplying your driving licence as proof of ID it needs to be both the paper part as well as the photo card part, one is not satisfactory without the other.

Evidence of your origin of monies is necessary under Money Laundering Regulations. You should not be offended when you are asked to produce this as your conveyancing solicitor will need to retain this information on record. Your Winchelsea conveyancing practitioner will require evidence of proof of funds prior to accepting any money from you into their client account and they will also ask further queries concerning the source of monies.

I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in Winchelsea for our house purchase. Our broker has since advised us that our mortgage company Barclays won't deal with them. Surely this is unfair competition?

Before the recession most mortgage companies had an appetite for risk which was higher than today. Almost all Winchelsea conveyancing firms would have been on many lender panels. The Financial Services Authority in 2010 completed a thematic review into mortgage fraud which come to the conclusion: know the conveyancing solicitors dealt with. Consequently, lenders are increasingly seeing more information from law firms regarding their operations and the individuals who work for them and establishing certain criteria such a completing on a minimum volume of conveyancing. Many Winchelsea conveyancing firms that have been excluded from lender panels have a 100% healthy track record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Winchelsea is one of the thousands of areas where the lawyers showing on our search results are are approved Barclays .

I am helping my sister sell her house in Winchelsea. Does the solicitor arrange the energy performance certificate or should I organise this?

After the demise of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was retained a compulsory component of moving house. An energy performance certificate should be commissioned in advance of the property being advertised. This is not a task that law firms ordinarily organise. If you are using a Winchelsea conveyancing solicitor they might help arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with long established local assessors

I am buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Winchelsea. The intention is to carry out a loft conversion at the house.Will legal investigations on the property include checks to see if these works are allowed?

Your conveyancer should review the registered title as conveyancing in Winchelsea can on occasion reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit categories of changes or require the permission of a 3rd party. Some additions need local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be wise to check these issues with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

At last I have had an offer on a flat in Winchelsea accepted, the owners do nevertheless have a dependent purchase. The owners have offered on a flat, but it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other apartments in the pipeline. I have instructed a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in Winchelsea. What do I do now? At what point do I apply for the mortgage with Aldermore?

It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is approx £1k, then valuation, Winchelsea conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you must check that your conveyancer is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Concerning the next phase this very much depends on the circumstances of your transaction, motivation for the property and on the state of the market. During a hot market some buyers would apply for the mortgage with Aldermore and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their conveyancer to press on with the conveyancing in Winchelsea.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may affect a commercial premises in Winchelsea?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Winchelsea will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Winchelsea. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Winchelsea.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Winchelsea it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Winchelsea commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Winchelsea.

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