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Logical reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Rye

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Rye 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.
  • 2 The firms shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 3 Rye conveyancers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor usually results in a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s lawyers are based in Rye - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in Rye since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rye

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (seven years built) in Rye. Almost all the appartments are already sold. Is it strictly necessary to order conveyancing searches for my conveyancing in Rye?

You are opening yourself up to an unnecessary risk in not carrying out Rye conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying without a mortgage there is no legal requirement to have them, but we would strongly advise in the strongest possible terms that you have them. If accelerating the process and cost are top of your issues you should consider with your conveyancer about the options such as lack of search insurance available to you

I own a 4 bedroom Georgian house in Rye. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and National Westminster Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Rye and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.

I am buying a new build flat in Rye. Conveyancing is daunting 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 legal work.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Rye

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? 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. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please supply a car parking plan. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.

I opted to have a survey completed on a property in Rye ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor has said that some lenders may not issue a loan on a flying freehold home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Rye. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Rye especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Rye.

In scouring the web for the phrase conveyancing in Rye it reveals many property lawyerslocally. How do I determine which is the right solicitor for my move?

The preferential method of seeking the right conveyancer is through a personal referral, so ask colleagues and relatives who have bought a property in Rye or the local estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Rye differ, so it's a good idea to obtain a minimum of four costs illustrations from different companies. Make sure that you know that the costs are assured not to to be inflated.

How up-to-date is your database of lawyers on the mortgage company conveyancing panel in Rye? Do the banks send you an updated list?

Rye law firm practices and firms conducting conveyancing in Rye themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the bank conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from the lender directly.

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Purchase in Rye is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Conveyancer instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Rye property searches for the title
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other papers supplied by the seller’s lawyer
  • Submitting queries with the seller’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase agreement
  • Reviewing replies given by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if appropriate)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

Typically, Rye conveyancing for a sale includes some of the following tasks

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related papers
  • Sending draft papers to the conveyancer representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to supplemental enquires from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions raised by the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and paying off the home loan (where applicable)

Rye commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a number of aspects of commercial property law

    Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Commercial development (from overage and options through to site acquisitions and construction) Offices, shops or industrial units Property finance transactions, including sale and leaseback Property finance for investment and development loans for banks and borrowers Formation of commercial management companies

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

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