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Top reasons to use our service to assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Battle

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Battle lawyer have developed very good connections with Battle local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Battle.
  • 2 No matter what any alternative companies say it just might be important to pop into your conveyancer to sign contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a homemove without needing to add the postman into the mix.
  • 3 The Battle conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Battle
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personalised service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in selecting a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 Battle conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Battle conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Battle since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Battle

Our family solicitor has given a fee calculation of £1400 for fixed fee conveyancing in Battle. I’m looking to sell a purpose built property for £175,000. Is this over the top? Is it in excess of the norm for conveyancing in Battle?

The estimate does seem a tad steep. If you shop around you may be able to shave off some of the expense by as much as £100 plus VAT. That being said, you mightcome to regret choosing an a cheaper lawyer. Remember to be sure the solicitor can act for your bank. Do use our search tool to select a Battle conveyancing firm on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Battle.

My wife and I are intent on selling our home in Battle and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Battle conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using a factory type conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Battle. We have lived in Battle for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get confirmation need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)

I purchased a semi-detached Victorian property in Battle. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and The Royal Bank of Scotland. 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 under the exact same address. 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 Battle and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and identified one close by in Battle I like with open areas and station nearby, however it's only got 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Battle suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

My husband and I are FTB’s - agreed a price, but the property agent told us that the seller will only issue a contract if we appoint their recommended lawyers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Battle

We suspect that the seller is not behind this ultimatum. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine purchaser is counter productive. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to instruct your own,trusted Battle conveyancing firm - not the ones that will earn their estate agent a kickback or meet his conveyancing targets demanded by senior management.

Why do Battle conveyancing costs differ for leasehold and freehold properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Battle will often involve additional work such as investigating the lease, communicating with the landlord, obtaining up to date rent receipts, landlord’s consents, management company’s accounts amongst other tasks.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Battle regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Battle but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Wykeham-hurford Sheppard & Son Ltd, 6 High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AE
  • Obiter Limited, 2 Eversley Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1EY
  • Donaldson Dunstall, 48 Parkhurst Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DE
  • Fitzgrahams Solicitors Llp, 399 London Road, Silverhill, St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6PH
  • Hastings Legal Ltd, 399 London Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6PH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Battle regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Battle with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Battle. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Wykeham-hurford Sheppard & Son Ltd, 6 High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AE
  • Obiter Limited, 2 Eversley Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1EY
  • Donaldson Dunstall, 48 Parkhurst Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DE
  • Fitzgrahams Solicitors Llp, 399 London Road, Silverhill, St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6PH
  • Hastings Legal Ltd, 399 London Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6PH

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Battle regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Battle but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Conveyancing Direct Ltd, Windmill Road, TN38 9BY

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

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