It has come to my attention via my IFA that my Rye lawyer is not on the mortgage company Conveyancing panel. How can I be sure that this is correct?
The best course of action for you to take is to call your Rye lawyer directly. You lawyer should advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a Rye conveyancing firm that is on the conveyancing panel for your mortgage company.
What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in Rye?
Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Rye and elsewhere in East Sussex is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of room for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For example, the seller, estate agent and on occasion the mortgage company. Selecting a law firm for your conveyancing in Rye should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the process whose role it is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.
On occasion a third party with a vested interest will attempt to sway you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the property agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your lawyer is wrong. Or your mortgage broker may try to convince you to do something that is contrary to your solicitors advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.
We are downsizing from our house in Rye and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used a national conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Rye. We have lived in Rye for six years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should check with 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 ailment)
How does conveyancing in Rye differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Rye come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because house builders in Rye typically purchase the real estate, 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 property lawyers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Rye or who has acted in the same development.
I am selling my home. My previous conveyancers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Rye if that makes things easier.
You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Rye. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a house in Neath but I am based in Rye. My lawyer (approximately 200 kilometers from merequires that I execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Rye who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Rye