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Reasons to use our Crowborough conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Chances are that the other side’s solicitors have offices in Crowborough - if so sets of solicitors will be on good working terms
  • 2 Crowborough solicitors work in partnership with Crowborough estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to clients every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 3 Excellent communication together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Crowborough home moves can become significantly more complicated because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Crowborough will be carried out by a law firm on your mortgage lender’s member panel.
  • 5 Crowborough conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Crowborough since November 2023*

Sale

of apartment Crowborough Hill TN6 2RS, at the agreed price of £290,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title

Disposal

of terraced premises, Lower Saxonbury, TN6 1EB completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £425,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of semi residence, Saxonbury Close, TN6 1EA completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £700,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of apartment Beacon Road TN6 1AT, at the agreed price of £320,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crowborough

Why would one use a Crowborough conveyancing practice given that internet based conveyancers are cheap by comparison?

To take your time to find scrutinise conveyancing costs in Crowborough and you should seek a reasonable quote but don’t waste your energy hunting for the cheapest Crowborough conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the difference between a smooth and a distressing home move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from an experienced solicitor. An e-mail can never replace a telephone conversation and can never replicate a one to one meeting. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of hand holding that you will never get with an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will keep you updated on any developments and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to phone the office you will be sure who to ask for and we'll endeavour to make sure that you are in the know.

Our conveyancer has identified a a legal deficiency with the lease for the property we are buying in Crowborough. The seller’s lawyers have suggested defective title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our conveyancer has advised that he must check that the mortgage company is content with this solution. Are we the client or is the bank?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the bank are the client. Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your property lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

I just bought a flat at auction in Crowborough. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?

Having exchanged you now have to choose a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you are faced with a pending a drop dead date to complete the deal. All auction property will have an associated auction set of papers. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. If you have purchased leasehold property the legal pack may include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation specific to leasehold premises. You need to hand this to the solicitor instructed by you ASAP. You also need to ensure that your finances are in order to complete on the date specified in the contract.

Can you help - my lawyer advises that defective lease insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Crowborough conveyancing?

The right level of defective lease indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Nationwide Building Society and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

How can we know in advance if a Crowborough conveyancing solicitor on the Kent Reliance panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Crowborough obtaining recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction.

We are buying a house and the lawyer has referenced Chancel Repair for which the house could be obligated to contribute to given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. She has mentioned insurance. Is this strictly necessary for conveyancing in Crowborough

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises took place post 12 October 2013 you can assume that conveyancing practitioners delivering conveyancing in Crowborough to continue to suggest a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Crowborough?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Crowborough. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I have been informed by various friends to expect 6-8 weeks for Crowborough conveyancing to complete.This was four weeks ago. The property information was only forwarded to my lawyer last week so now does it countdown?

No definitive time frame exists for conveyancing in Crowborough. Conveyancing is subject to too much unpredictabilities. Crowborough conveyancing searches in and of themselves may take up to month before they are received.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Crowborough

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Crowborough specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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

Home buying in Crowborough is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner retained by the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to further queries from the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions raised by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and paying off the mortgage (if relevant)

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Crowborough almost always comprises the following:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in proprietorship and the home loan (where applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

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