I can't travel far from Rye. I would like to know the understand why all Rye conveyancers are not on all lender panels?
As unjust as it may seem for mortgage companies to restrict who can act for them, from the public’s or solicitor’s standpoint, the other side of the coin is that banks are becoming ever more anxious and consider it crucial to shield themselves against illegal activities. As a result of this concern lenders are limiting their panel of approved conveyancing lawyers to a manageable size.
Can the conveyancing practitioners to be found on your site conduct auction conveyancing in Rye?
There are a few auction solicitors we can put you in touch with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Rye is one of the many areas of where our lawyers have offices.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as a 1st time buyer of a two bedroom flat in Rye. Do I pick up the keys to the house on completion from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Rye?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the purchase money to the seller's conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be able to collect the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.
I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Coventry BS. I assume I don't need a Rye property lawyer on the Coventry BS panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your Coventry BS mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Coventry BS mortgage from the register. Coventry BS, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Coventry BS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Coventry BS has instructed the Land Registry to do so
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 Rye solicitor - who is on the RBS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
RBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually RBS 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 Rye 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.
I used Wolstenholmes several years past for my conveyancing in Rye. Now, I need the files but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Rye of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Rye. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Rye
Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Please supply a car parking plan. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Rye prior to appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend refuse to give a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can investigate further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Rye. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Rye to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.