My partner and I have recently purchased a house in Seaford. We have since encountered a number of problems with the house which we suspect were missed in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? What searches should? have been conducted for conveyancing in Seaford?
The query is vague as to the nature of the problems and if they are specific to conveyancing in Seaford. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated during the legal transfer of property are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a property owner fills in a form known as a SPIF. If the information proves to be misleading, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Seaford.
Having sold my house in Seaford last January yet the purchaser is Skype messaging me complaining that their lawyer needs to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done following completion?
Post completion of your sale your solicitor is obliged to deliver the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor must also confirm that the mortgage has been paid off to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion steps peculiar conveyancing in Seaford.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Seaford. 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 questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Seaford
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. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply a car parking plan. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.
I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Seaford prior to retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks may not give a loan on such a premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions from Nationwide. If you call us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Seaford. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Seaford especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Seaford.
Taking into account that I will soon part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on a property in Seaford I would like to have a conversation with the solicitor regarding thehouse move in advance of appointing the firm. Can this be arranged?
This is something that we encourage - we would be pleased to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the lawyer due to be carrying out your property ownership legalities in Seaford.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique person, not a case reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for your conveyancing in Seaford should be the figure that you end up paying.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my father I am disposing of a house in Neath but live in Seaford. My conveyancer (approximately 235 kilometers from mehas requested that I execute a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Seaford who can attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Seaford