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Top reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Pevensey Bay

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Pevensey Bay
  • 2 Pevensey Bay property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Pevensey Bay conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 3 Using a high street Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Pevensey Bay is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Pevensey Bay are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Pevensey Bay and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Pevensey Bay since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pevensey Bay

Is the fact that my conveyancer in Pevensey Bay is not listed on my bank's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s work?

That is most likely a wrong assumption to make. There are plenty of plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should contact the Pevensey Bay conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

Our lawyer has identified a a problem with the lease for the property we are buying in Pevensey Bay. The other side have put forward title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our lawyer has advised that he must ensure that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the mortgage company ?

Notwithstanding that you have a mortgage offer from the mortgage company does not mean to say that the property will meet their conditions for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. You and the bank are the client. The appropriate lender provisions have to be complied with.

This question may be naive but I am new to the process as a 1st time buyer of a ground floor flat in Pevensey Bay. Do I pick up the keys to the house on the completion date from my conveyancer? If so, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Pevensey Bay?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Pevensey Bay. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you will be called to pick up the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen early afternoon.

We expect to receive a OIP from Santander this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Santander recommend any Pevensey Bay solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Pevensey Bay solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Santander conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Santander through the process.

I've digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Pevensey Bay solicitor - who is on the TSB conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

TSB will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually TSB 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. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Pevensey Bay postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with TSB, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Pevensey Bay.

How does conveyancing in Pevensey Bay differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Pevensey Bay contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Pevensey Bay typically acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Pevensey Bay or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Pevensey Bay I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 61 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Pevensey Bay for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

Do I need to be wary by brokers that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Pevensey Bay conveyancing firm?

As with many professional services, often referrals from relatives can be extremely useful or valuable. But there are many players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and banks might all put forward lawyers to instruct. On occasion these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there might be a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You have the right to appoint your own conveyancer. You need to be aware that the majority of lenders specify a panel list of conveyancers you have to use for the lender aspect of your transaction.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Pevensey Bay regulated by the SRA

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

  • Barry & Co, Bay Terrace, Pevensey Bay, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 6EE
  • Gaby Hardwicke, 33 The Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3YD
  • Daltons Solicitors, 16 The Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3YD
  • Barwells Legal Limited, 6 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PN
  • Stephen Rimmer Llp, 28-30 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PX

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Pevensey Bay regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Pevensey Bay but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Hobson & Latham Limited, 47 Gildredge Road, BN21 4RY

Whether you are going through a divorce or separation or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Pevensey Bay includes some of the following tasks:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the mortgage company (where relevant)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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