I am buying a new build flat in Worthing. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Worthing you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Worthing.
Me and my partner are buying a property in Worthing. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a lawyer? On completion day we have to send money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with UBS. Worthing conveyancing solicitors have been appointed. How long does it take for UBS to forward the offer to the property lawyer?
There is no definitive answer here. Have UBS completed the valuation? Have you advised UBS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the UBS conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Worthing solicitor - who is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Nottingham will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nottingham will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancing practitioner will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Worthing postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Worthing.
I require quick conveyancing in Worthing as I am under pressure to sign on the dotted line in less than one month. Fortunately I do not need a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
As you are not obtaining a home loan you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no conveyancer would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Worthing the following are examples of what can be revealed and adversely affect future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...
I am buying a new build apartment in Worthing. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Worthing
The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.
How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business premises in Worthing and how can you help?
The particular law that you refer to gives a safeguard to business lessees, granting the dueness to make a request to court for a renewal lease and continue in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act for protection and help with commercial conveyancing in Worthing