Last January we completed a house move in Uckfield. We have since encountered a number of issues with the house which we believe were missed in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? What searches should? have been carried out as part of conveyancing in Uckfield?
It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in Uckfield. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated during the buying process are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, the vendor answers a questionnaire known as a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers provided is incorrect, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the owner 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 Uckfield.
My wife and I are purchasing a property in Uckfield. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? On the day of competition we will need to send our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I am expecting a DIP from Clydesdale this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Clydesdale recommend any Uckfield solicitors on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Uckfield solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Clydesdale through the process.
After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Uckfield. My financial adviser suggested a lawyer. I paid an upfront payment of £200. A couple of days later, the solicitor contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Leeds Building Society panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
I require expedited conveyancing in Uckfield as I am under pressure to exchange contracts inside 2 weeks. A home loan is not required. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?
As you are are a mortgage free buyer you are at liberty not to do searches although no solicitor would recommend that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Uckfield the following are instances of issues that can appear and therefore affect the marketability of the property: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...
I have todaybecome aware that Wolstenholmes have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Uckfield for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest way to check if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Uckfield conveyancing specialists.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Uckfield ahead of appointing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not grant a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Nationwide. 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 help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Uckfield. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
How easy is it to switch conveyancer as I have to instruct one who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. I was using a high street conveyancing solicitor in Uckfield round the corner but he is not accepted by Leeds Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Uckfield on the Leeds Building Society panel. Please note that the solicitors that we on the directory do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Uckfield. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Uckfield.