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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Winchelsea

Souldappointing a Winchelsea conveyancing lawyer make the legal process smoother?

Existing third party relationships is an important consideration when appointing conveyancing solicitors. Winchelsea conveyancers enjoy connections with mortgage brokers and agents, local authorities, surveyors and other law firms meaning you will move in shortest possible time. Hosting a well rounded knowledge of the local area also helps too.

There are a variety of conveyancing solicitors in Winchelsea but how do I know who I should use?

Do not opt for the cheapest Winchelsea conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.

We are buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Winchelsea. We would like to an extension at the rear at the property.Will the conveyancing process include checks to ascertain if these alterations are allowed?

Your solicitor should review the deeds as conveyancing in Winchelsea can occasionally identify restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of works or necessitated the permission of a 3rd party. Many additions call for local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

I'm in the process of viewing apartments in Winchelsea and I am about to put in an offer. Is it best to have my conveyancing practitioner on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Nationwide.

It would be prudent to start your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the EA. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.

My friend suggested that where I am purchasing in Winchelsea I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Winchelsea conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about Winchelsea around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Winchelsea Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Winchelsea.

As co-executor for the estate of my father I am disposing of a residence in Neath but reside in Winchelsea. My conveyancer (who is 250 miles awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Winchelsea to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Winchelsea based

I have just started marketing my garden flat in Winchelsea.Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed however I have just received a yearly maintenance charge invoice – Do I pay up?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should clear the invoice as usual given that all ground rent and service invoices should be apportionedas part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially

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