How do I find the right solicitor to provide a 1st class service for my conveyancing in Battle?
First ask your friends and family who they would recommend.
Second, search the web for conveyancing in Battle. Phone a couple or more firms from the list and request that they email you their conveyancing costs illustrations and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will handle your legal process in advance ofcommitting.
Option 3 is to use our search tool to help you find the right solicitors taking into account your personal requirements including location,deadlines, complexity and who your intended mortgage company is. Do not be fooled by ninety nine pound conveyancing in Battle
We are buying a property in Battle. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we will need to put our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?
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.
Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Battle. Conveyancing is required. What is next?
Given that you are now exchanged you should choose a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of urgency as you now have a pending deadline in which to complete the property. Every auction property should have a corresponding legal pack. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the auction papers may contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation relating to a leasehold property. You need to hand this to the lawyer instructed by you ASAP. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.
We expect to receive a OIP from HSBC this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do HSBC recommend any Battle solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Battle solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the HSBC conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and HSBC through the process.
I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Battle. I now require my file however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Battle of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Battle I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Battle for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?
If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.
How do I search for a Battle law firm on the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am prepared to travel upto 25kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
You can use the search on this page. Please select a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Battle conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have listed some Battle conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can telephone them to see if they are on the Nationwide Building Society panel
My husband and I yesterday become aware that one of the partners of the firm handling the purchase conveyancing in Battle is an aunty of the seller. Is this acceptable?
On the basis that no conflict arises this is allowable. If you are obtaining a mortgage then the lender may have a say as many mortgage companies have specific requirements concerning this. For example for Halifax as of 13/5/2021, the requirements read as follows :