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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woodingdean

What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in Woodingdean?

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Woodingdean or throughout East Sussex is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the ownership transfer. For example, the seller, selling agent and sometimes a mortgage company. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Woodingdean an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the legal process whose role it is to protect your legal interests and to protect you.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest will try and convince you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your lawyer is slow. Or your mortgage broker may try to convince you to do take action that is contrary to your solicitors recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.

What does a local search reveal regarding the property we're buying in Woodingdean?

Woodingdean conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Searches UK The local search is essential in every Woodingdean conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search will supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject sections.

4 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Woodingdean took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Woodingdean prior to instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will refuse to give a mortgage on a flying freehold property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Woodingdean. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Woodingdean especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Woodingdean.

My uncle has encouraged me to appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in Woodingdean. Should I choose my own solicitor?

No doubt the ideal way to select a conveyancing solicitor is to seek guidance from friends or family who have previously instructed the firm you're contemplating using.

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