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Reasons to use our Brighton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Brighton property deals can become significantly more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 2 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Brighton has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 3 Brighton solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Brighton conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your sale or purchase
  • 4 Over the years Brighton conveyancer have established excellent links with Brighton local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your conveyancing in Brighton.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based many miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Brighton

Examples of recent conveyancing in Brighton since March 2022*

Sale

of flat Belmont Court BN1 3TX, at sale amount of £475,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of terraced property, Arundel Place, BN2 1GD completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £510,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion

Transfer

of flat Miles Walk BN3 3JZ, at sale price of £216,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of house property, Ringmer Drive, BN1 9HW completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £375,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brighton

I am searching for value for money property lawyer. Do I opt for a national conveyancer rather than a family Brighton conveyancing solicitor?

On the whole conveyancing practitioners in your location will have excellent connections with your local authority, which could help with your Brighton conveyancing searches that your solicitor will require. It can only be a plus if they have existing relationships with the Local Land Registry Office your area Brighton, other property lawyers in the neighbourhood and Brighton property agents.

My wife and I are downsizing from our home in Brighton and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Brighton conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers used a factory type conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Brighton. Having lived in Brighton for three years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You should 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)

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Brighton. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Brighton

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Brighton is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Brighton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Brighton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Brighton may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I am looking to sell my home. My former lawyers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Brighton if that makes a difference.

Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Brighton. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

The conveyancing solicitors conducting our conveyancing in Brighton has sent papers to review that show the land is unregistered with epitome documents. Why is the property not yet recorded at the Land Registry?

It is rare for premises in Brighton to be unregistered. An 'epitome' is basically a dossier of photocopies of documents affecting an unregistered title. Many Brighton conveyancing practitioners should be capable of dealing with such matters but in the event that uncertainty exists the prevailing recommendation nowadays is for the current owners to deal with the registration formalities first and subsequently deal with the disposal - this will predictably result in a prolonged transaction.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Brighton

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Brighton specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Edward Harte Llp, 6 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RA
  • Fitzhugh Gates, 3 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RY
  • Gerard Maye Legal Limited, 176 Edward Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0JB
  • Odt Consultancy Limited, Pavilion View, 19 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UF
  • Odt Professional Limited, Pavilion View, 19 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UF

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Brighton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Brighton with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Brighton. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Edward Harte Llp, 6 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RA
  • Fitzhugh Gates, 3 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RY
  • Odt Consultancy Limited, Pavilion View, 19 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UF
  • Odt Professional Limited, Pavilion View, 19 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UF
  • Thompson Allen Llp, 6 Marlborough Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UB

Residential conveyancing in Brighton usually consists of the following:

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the premises
  • Conducting Brighton searches for the title
  • Assessing draft contract and other papers supplied by the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Raising queries with the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Going through replies supplied by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where relevant)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; reporting 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 of the purchase
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the mortgage (if relevant) at the Land Registry.

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

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