Are the Uckfield conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Leeds Building Society?
Uckfield conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Leeds Building Society directly.
Should our solicitor be making enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Uckfield.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors specialising in conveyancing in Uckfield. There are those who buy a house in Uckfield, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.
Solicitors are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a various checks that may be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which can figure out the risks in Uckfield. The standard information given to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the owner to discover whether the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the seller, then a buyer could bring a legal claim for losses stemming from an misleading answer. The buyer’s lawyers will also order an enviro report. This should indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations should be made.
3 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Uckfield completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How does conveyancing in Uckfield differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Uckfield come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because builders in Uckfield tend to buy the land, 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 used to new build conveyancing in Uckfield or who has acted in the same development.
I'm converting the mortgage on my existing property to a BTL loan with Barclays and intend to use the remaining equity as a down payment on a second property. The location we are interested in is Uckfield. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of banks and tie in the two deals?
Make use of our search tool on this page to check that the conveyancers are on the appropriate lender panels. Assuming that they are the solicitor will be able to tie up the two transactions but you should talk with you solicitor and communicate your desired outcome and requirements.
Am I better off to go with a Uckfield conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can deal with the legal work but her office is 200kilometers away.
The benefit of a local Uckfield conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to sign documents, present your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and in the main were content that must surpass using an unfamiliar Uckfield conveyancing lawyer just because they are based in the area.