My brother and I have lately acquired a property in Brighton. We have since encountered a number of problems with the property which we believe were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? Can you clarify the nature of searches that should have been conducted as part of conveyancing in Brighton?
It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are relate to conveyancing in Brighton. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken as part of the buying process are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a property owner fills in a form referred to as a SPIF. answers turns out to be inaccurate, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Brighton.
It is 10 years ago since I acquired my property in Brighton. Conveyancing lawyers have now been retained on the sale but I can't locate the deeds. Will this jeopardise the sale?
You need not be too concerned. First there is a chance that the deeds will be with your mortgage company or they could stored with the conveyancers who acted in the purchase. Secondly in all probability the property will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors procuring current official copies of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Brighton involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is unregistered it is more problematic but is resolvable.
I need some fast conveyancing in Brighton as I am under a deadline to sign on the dotted line within 3 weeks. A home loan is not required. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?
If.Given you are are a cash purchaser you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no solicitor would recommend that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Brighton the following are examples of what can appear and adversely affect future saleability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Charges, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...
I'm buying my first flat in Brighton with a mortgage from Skipton Building Society. The developers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The estate agent advised me not to tell my lawyer about this side-deal as it will jeopardize my mortgage with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
I am downsizing from my property. My former solicitors have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Brighton if that makes a difference.
Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Brighton. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.
We are in the process of buying a apartment in Brighton. Could the conveyancing practitioner keep our transaction price confidential from the likes of Rightmove. How could this be achieved ?
The Land Registry as a matter of law obliged to disclose price sold data on a register of the title for domestic properties nationwide including properties in Brighton. The Title Register is a public document, so HM Land Registry would be breaching their statutory duty excluded specific homes such as your one in Brighton.
In essence you can ask HMLR to withhold the price paid data yet the response will be in the negative.