How do I find the right solicitor who will provide a 1st class service for our conveyancing in Battle?
First ask connections whom they would instruct.
Second, use a search tool on the internet for conveyancing in Battle. Telephone two or three from the list and invite them to send you their conveyancing estimate and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will oversee your conveyancing in advance ofcommitting.
Third is to make use of this site to help you find the right solicitors for you based on your individual requirements including location,deadlines, complications and who your intended mortgage company is. Don't take the bait of £99 conveyancing in Battle
Me and my partner are soon to exchange on the purchase of a property in Battle but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have was able negotiate reparation from the current proprietors in the sum of £2k by way of a adjustment in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process yet Leeds Building Society will not agree to this. Should they have been approached?
Your lawyer that is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel is obliged to inform Leeds Building Society of any amendments to the purchase price. If you prohibit your conveyancer to report the price change to Leeds Building Society then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Leeds Building Society and you would have to appoint a new conveyancing practitioner for your conveyancing in Battle.
My lawyer in Battle is not on the Leeds Building Society Solicitor Panel. Can I still retain my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Leeds Building Society panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
The limited options available to you here include:
- Carry on with your preferred Battle lawyers but Leeds Building Society will need to instruct a lawyer on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the total conveyancing fees as well as cause frustration.
- Choose a new lawyer to to deal with the purchase, remembering to check they are Persuade your conveyancer to do everything within their powers to join the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel
I know that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when acquiring a property in Battle? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that owners of property residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for maintenance to the chancel within the church. Is this relevant for conveyancing in Battle?
Unless a prior acquisition of the property took place post 12 October 2013 you may take it that conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in Battle to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.
My wife and I purchased a terraced Victorian house in Battle. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Britannia. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Battle and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a house in Neath but reside in Battle. My lawyer (based 250 kilometers from merequires that I sign a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Battle to witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Battle based