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Main reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Brighton

  • 1 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Brighton governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 Brighton solicitors work in conjunction with Brighton estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to clients every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress all the way along
  • 3 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Brighton regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Brighton and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 Excellent communication together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Brighton home moves can be made significantly more protracted because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Brighton

Examples of recent conveyancing in Brighton since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brighton

Willusing a Brighton conveyancing solicitor make the legal transfer of property easier?

On the whole conveyancing lawyers in your neck of the woods will enjoy good relationships with your local authority, which could assist with your Brighton conveyancing searches that your lawyer will inevitably need. It can only be a plus if they enjoy existing connections with the Land Registry overseeing your area Brighton, other conveyancers in the neighbourhood and Brighton property agents.

I have 70 years left on my lease and require a lease extension for my apartment in Brighton. Conveyancing solicitors on the Tesco Bank panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Tesco Bank have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 20/9/2021 the requirements read as follows :

We are planning to move home in December. Should my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you suggest a removal company in Brighton. Conveyancing firm was found before I stumbled across your site.

On the day of completion you can pick up the house keys from the selling agent but this can only take place once the sellers lawyers advise the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be collected. You can inform the removal company that they can start moving you in. We do not recommend a specific removal organisation but can help you choose a residential property solicitor in Brighton or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Brighton.

I am the single beneficiary of my late grandmother’s estate and I have everything in my name now, including the my former home in Brighton. The Brighton property was put into my name in August. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship may be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the house in August. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook instructs solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you may be affected by that. Some lenders would take a pragmatic view as this provision is chiefly there to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of properties.

How can we know in advance if a Brighton conveyancing solicitor on the Skipton panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Brighton seeking recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction.

Will our solicitor be asking questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Brighton.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors conducting conveyancing in Brighton. There are those who acquire a property in Brighton, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their solicitors which should figure out the risks in Brighton. The standard property information forms sent to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a usual question of the owner to find out whether the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that the property has been flooded in past and is not disclosed by the seller, then a purchaser may commence a claim for damages resulting from an incorrect response. A buyer’s lawyers should also conduct an enviro search. This should reveal whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be conducted.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Brighton in advance of instructing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks tend refuse to give a loan on such a house.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Halifax. If you contact us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Brighton. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Brighton to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

My cousin has recommend that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Brighton. Should I choose my own property lawyer?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Brighton conveyancing lawyer it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to have feedback from friends or family who have actually previously instructed the conveyancer you're are thinking of instructing.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Brighton regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Brighton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Brighton with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Brighton. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Brighton usually includes the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the lender (if appropriate)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in proprietorship and the mortgage (where relevant) at the HMLR.

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

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