Having invested time reviewing consumer advice sites for an affordable lawyer in Pevensey, many advise that I must instruct a CQS assured lawyer. What is CQS?
Pevensey Conveyancing Quality Scheme solicitors have been granted certification by the law Society The Law Society established CQS to promote high standards in the home legal process. CQS enables buyers and sellers to identify practices who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Pevensey is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which accredited firms have a presence. The conveyancing scheme obliges law firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, random audits and yearly assessments in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
This question may be naive but I am new to the process as a first time buyer of a ground floor flat in Pevensey. Do I collect the keys to the premises on completion from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will use a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Pevensey?
On the day of completion you do not need to attend the conveyancers office in Pevensey. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the purchase money to the owner’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you will be called to collect the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.
We are purchasing a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Pevensey. The intention is to carry out a loft conversion at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to see if these works were previously refused?
Your property lawyer should check the registered title as conveyancing in Pevensey will on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which prevent certain alterations or necessitated the consent of another owner. Some extensions need local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.
I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Pevensey solicitor - who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Barclays will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Barclays will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Pevensey surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
We are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Pevensey and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed an online conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Pevensey. We have lived in Pevensey for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Pevensey?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Pevensey. 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 am buying a new build flat in Pevensey. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Pevensey
There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply a car parking plan. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.
I'm refinancing my primary property to a buy to let mortgage with Santander and I will use the rest of the raised equity as a down payment on further house. The area we are looking at is Pevensey. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two mortgage companies and link together the two deals?
Make use of our comparison tool on this site to check that the conveyancers are on the relevant lender panels. On the basis that they are your lawyer will be able to simultaneously deal with the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you lawyer and communicate your expectations and requirements.