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Conveyancing in Ditchling : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Ditchling conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Ditchling
  • 2 Ditchling property lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Ditchling is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that Ditchling conveyancer have established excellent links with Ditchling local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your home move in Ditchling.
  • 5 The Ditchling conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Ditchling

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ditchling since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ditchling

Our solicitor has uncovered a a legal deficiency with the lease for the property we are buying in Ditchling. The seller’s lawyers have put forward title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our conveyancer has advised that he must ensure that the bank is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is the bank?

Even though you have a mortgage offer from the bank does not mean to say that the property will meet their provisions for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. You and the bank are the client. These conveyancing instructions have to be complied with.

I have Fifty Six years remaining on my lease and need a lease extension for my apartment in Ditchling. Conveyancing solicitors on the Virgin panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 24/6/2022 the requirements read as follows :

85 years at the time of completion. If it's less, we require it to be extended on or before completion.

We are buying a 3 bedroom semi in Ditchling. We would like to an extension at the rear at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve enquiries to determine if these works were previously refused?

Your conveyancer should check the deeds as conveyancing in Ditchling can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title deeds which restrict certain changes or need the consent of a 3rd party. Many extensions require local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

is it true that all Ditchling solicitor firms on the Nottingham conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Nottingham conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many banks do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the practice would be regulated by the CLC.

Our sealed bid on a detached house in Ditchling has been accepted, but there is a chain. The owners have put an offer on somewhere, however it’s not yet tied up, and are looking at other flats booked. I have chosen a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Ditchling. What do I do now? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with Santander?

It is usual to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (home loan application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then valuation, Ditchling conveyancing search fees, etc). The first thing to do is check that your lawyer is on the Santander conveyancing panel. Regarding the next phase this very much depends on the specifics of your transaction, motivation for this property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market the majority of buyers will apply for the mortgage with Santander and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their property lawyer to move forward with the conveyancing in Ditchling.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Ditchling is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Ditchling are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Ditchling you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Ditchling may decide 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.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Ditchling. I happened to discover a site which looks to be the perfect offering If it is possible to get all the legals completed via phone that would be ideal. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I have just appointed agents to market my ground floor flat in Ditchling.Conveyancing is yet to be initiated however I have recently received a half-yearly maintenance charge demand – what should I do?

It best that you pay the service charge as you normally would given that all ground rent and service payments should be allottedon completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Ditchling regulated by the SRA

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

  • Bennett Oakley Limited, 13 Mill Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8DN
  • Stevens Son And Pope, Jubilee House, 56-58 Church Walk, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9AN
  • Castles, 118 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9PX
  • Whetham & Green, 54 Crescent Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8EQ
  • Sussex Law Limited, 45 Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8TA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Ditchling

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Ditchling practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Bennett Oakley Limited, 13 Mill Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8DN
  • Castles, 118 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9PX
  • Whetham & Green, 54 Crescent Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8EQ
  • Hennings Solicitors, 138 Old London Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8YA
  • Rohan Solicitors Llp, Aviation House, 1-7 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4DZ

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Ditchling?

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales not just Ditchling. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Receive a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Be provided with a swift, independent and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Ditchling about your conveyancing in Ditchling.

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

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