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Reasons to use our Seaton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Seaton conveyancers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 Notwithstanding what alternative on-line conveyancers inform you it may be important to pop into your solicitor to sign legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a house sale without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 3 Seaton lawyer are the key to a successful Seaton home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 Seaton solicitors have a significant advantage when it comes to Seaton conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your home move
  • 5 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Seaton are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Seaton and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Seaton since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Seaton

Me and my fiance are buying property in Seaton. My lawyer has never been on on the bank approved panel. Is it possible for me to retain my Seaton conveyancing solicitor even though they are not on the bank panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

You have a couple of choices available to you here

  • Carry on with your existing Seaton property lawyer but your bank will undoubtedly instruct a solicitor from their approved panel. This will result in additional charges together with likely interruption.
  • Appoint a fresh conveyancer to conduct the conveyancing, ensuring that they are on the lender conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your lawyer to pull out all the stops to get accepted on the lender’s conveyancing panel

I purchased a freehold residence in Seaton but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Seaton and has limited impact for conveyancing in Seaton but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.

I have an AIP. The lender mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to appoint their panel solicitor as I would prefer to appoint a Seaton based conveyancing firm?

Do check but the chances are that allocate you one of their panel conveyancers should you accept the "fee-free" incentive. Speak to the bank and ask if they allow a monetary alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor near Seaton.

What will a local search tell me about the property we're buying in Seaton?

Seaton conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example PSG The local search plays a central part in most Seaton conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic areas.

How does conveyancing in Seaton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Seaton approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Seaton tend to buy 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 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 Seaton or who has acted in the same development.

Is it possible to swap firm as I need to select one who is on the Alliance & Leicester conveyancing panel. I was using a high street conveyancing solicitor in Seaton round the corner but he is not approved by Alliance & Leicester

It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Seaton on the Alliance & Leicester panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Seaton. Using search facility on this page, you can contrast fees for conveyancing solicitors in Seaton and beyond.

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What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Seaton?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding purchasing and selling property and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales not just Seaton. When instructing a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Receive an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Receive a high standard of legal services.
  • Be supplied with your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Be supplied with a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Have a swift, impartial and comprehensive service if if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Seaton.

Typically, Seaton conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Seaton searches with respect to the title
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation prepared the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Submitting enquiries with the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale agreement
  • Considering the replies given by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (if applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; summarising to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the purchase and the mortgage (if applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner retained by the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to supplemental questions from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and repaying the home loan (where applicable)

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

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