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Examples of recent conveyancing in Crowborough since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crowborough

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Crowborough costs more?

The conveyancing fees for a leasehold premises in Crowborough is frequently greater when contrasted to a freehold residence. This is due to the supplemental investigations required in communicating with the freeholder and management company to collate the evidence concerning whether the rent and maintenance fee have been cleared and whether there are any large sums expected to be spent in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the block.

I am buying a terrace house in Crowborough. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will legal conveyancing on the property involve investigations to see if these works are prohibited?

Your property lawyer should check the deeds as conveyancing in Crowborough will occasionally identify restrictions in the title deeds which prevent categories of changes or require the consent of another owner. Many works call for local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with RBS. Crowborough conveyancing practitioners have been instructed. How long does it take for RBS to send the offer to the lawyer?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have RBS conducted the valuation? Have you informed RBS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the RBS conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I'm in the throws of viewing flats in Crowborough and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it best to have my conveyancing practitioner on ‘stand by’? I am planning to take a home loan with Kent Reliance.

It would be prudent to instigate your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the EA. Given that you are taking out a mortgage with Kent Reliance, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.

Should our solicitor be raising enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Crowborough.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Crowborough. There are those who acquire a house in Crowborough, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that can be undertaken by the buyer or by their conveyancers which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Crowborough. The conventional set of information sent to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard question of the owner to discover whether the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser could issue a compensation claim resulting from an inaccurate answer. A buyer’s conveyancers will also carry out an environmental report. This will higlight if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be made.

I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Crowborough. Now, I need the files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should call 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 Crowborough of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business property in Crowborough and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to affords a safeguard to commercial leaseholders, granting the legal entitlement to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act for protection and handle your commercial conveyancing in Crowborough

I would like to sublet my leasehold apartment in Crowborough. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?

A small minority of properties in Crowborough do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord is not entitled to unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

I bought a split level flat in Crowborough, conveyancing was carried out in 1999. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Comparable properties in Crowborough with over 90 years remaining are worth £222,000. The ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2092

With 70 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Crowborough regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Crowborough but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Donaldson West Llp, Croham House, Croham Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2RW
  • Gladstones, 2 The Broadway, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1DF
  • G A Waite Solicitor, Holly Tree House, Old Lane, St. Johns, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1RX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Crowborough regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Crowborough specialising in commercial conveyancing in Crowborough. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

Crowborough commercial property solicitors draw on a wide range of commercial expertise offering advice on a number of aspects of commercial property law

    Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions Industrial and warehouse premises Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Options and guarantees Extension of leases

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