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Examples of recent conveyancing in Crowborough since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crowborough

Can the conveyancing solicitors that are recommend carry out auction conveyancing in Crowborough?

We know of a number of niche practitioners we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Crowborough is just one of the many areas of in which our lawyers have a presence.

There are a variety of conveyancing solicitors in Crowborough but how do I know who I should use?

It would be unwise to be seduced by the lowest Crowborough conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Crowborough. Conveyancing is required. What is next?

Having legally bound yourself to purchase you now have to instruct a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you now have a fast approaching a fixed date to complete the conveyancing. An auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding legal set of papers. This should include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the auction pack should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You must give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Crowborough. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

Should my solicitor be asking questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Crowborough.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Crowborough. There are those who purchase a property in Crowborough, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that can be undertaken by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Crowborough. The conventional set of information supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a usual inquiry of the vendor to find out if the premises has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the owner, then a buyer could bring a compensation claim stemming from an misleading response. A purchaser’s lawyers will also commission an environmental report. This will disclose whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional investigations will need to be made.

I moved into my house on 8 January and the transaction details is yet to be on the land registry website. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Crowborough advises it should be recorded inside ten days. Are properties in Crowborough uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Crowborough registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ according to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any other persons or bodies. Currently approximately three quarters of submission are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to longer delays. Registration is effected once the new owner has moved in to the premises thus 'speed' is not usually an essential issue yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Crowborough is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Crowborough are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Crowborough you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Crowborough may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

My husband and I are buying a 2 bedroom flat in Crowborough. At the point of instructing our property lawyer, they said that they were on all major UK lender panels. The mortgage broker contacted us yesterday to advise that they don't seem to be on the Yorkshire BS approved list. Should that be true, what should we do? Should we simply find a different property lawyer that is on their approved list or should we cover the costs for separate representation, with Yorkshire BS selecting their own preferred solicitor.

When buying a property with the benefit of a mortgage it is normal for the purchaser’s lawyers to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a property lawyer has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the solicitor to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict conditions which the property lawyer has to satisfy. Some mortgage companies now insist their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your conveyancing practitioner should contact Yorkshire BS and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You don't have to instruct a firm on Yorkshire BS's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Crowborough lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you have another set of people involved.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Crowborough regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Crowborough practicing in commercial conveyancing in Crowborough. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Donaldson West Llp, Croham House, Croham Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2RW
  • G A Waite Solicitor, Holly Tree House, Old Lane, St. Johns, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1RX
  • Wowlaw Solicitors, 3 Montacute Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8HG

Domestic conveyancing in Crowborough ordinarily comprises the following:

  • Conveyancer instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Crowborough conveyancing searches with respect to the title
  • Assessing draft sale agreement and other documentation prepared the vendor’s lawyer
  • Raising enquiries with the owner’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Considering the replies given by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if applicable)
  • Drafting and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

Typically, Crowborough conveyancing for a sale includes some of the following tasks

  • Lawyer instructed by the vendor on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancer retained by the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering additional enquires from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions raised by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where appropriate)

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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