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Reasons to use our Brighton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The organisations shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Brighton property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Brighton conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your conveyancing
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Brighton
  • 4 Our site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Brighton will be conducted by a solicitor on your bank authorised panel.
  • 5 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Brighton has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Brighton since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brighton

My partner and I are refinancing our apartment in Brighton with Nottingham. We have a son 19 who lives at home. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose any adults other than ourselves who reside at the property. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the flat is forfeited by the lender. I have two questions (1) Is this form unique to the Nottingham conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 3 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this giving up his entitlement to inherit the property?

First, rest assured that your Nottingham conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Nottingham. This is solely used to protect Nottingham if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Nottingham had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

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

When it comes to conveyancing in Brighton getting 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 advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction.

My wife and I have organised a further advance on our home loan from Nationwide as we wish to carry out improvements to our home in Brighton. Are we obliged to appoint a bricks and mortar Brighton solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

Nationwide do not ordinarily require firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nationwide list.

I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by TSB. Is it usual for TSB to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Brighton is approved on their conveyancing panel? TSB have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for TSB to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the TSB conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may affect a commercial premises in Brighton?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Brighton will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Brighton. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Brighton.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Brighton it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Brighton commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Brighton.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment 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 legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Brighton

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Brighton conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Brighton conveyancing practice) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you talk with two or three firms including non Brighton conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be of use:

    If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason? Can they put you in touch with clients in Brighton who can give a testimonial?

I own a 1 bedroom flat in Brighton, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar flats in Brighton with a long lease are worth £195,000. The ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2087

With just 63 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £16,200 and £18,600 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

My husband and I are are looking to find an affordable conveyancing solicitor in Brighton to help me sell my apartment. I I am fearful of appointing the wrong one but with lots of Brighton conveyancing firms to pick from...who do I opt for?

An unbiased personal recommendation from a person who has used a conveyancing lawyer previously is no doubt a best. You are bound to know someone who has used a conveyancing solicitor previously. Do use our comparison tool for Brighton conveyancing quotes

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Brighton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Brighton specialising in commercial conveyancing in Brighton. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Brighton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Brighton with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on special planning controls
  • Mayo Wynne Baxter Llp, Century House, 15-19 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3FE
  • M S Page, 3 The Rise, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2PY

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Brighton?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding purchasing and selling property and cover conveyancing nationwide not just Brighton. When using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you should:
  • Receive an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Receive a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your transaction dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Receive a speedy, independent and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Brighton about your conveyancing in Brighton.

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