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Reasons to use our Ditchling conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Ditchling is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Ditchling 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.
  • 3 Ditchling solicitors are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 Using a high street Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in selecting a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 Personal touch together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Ditchling conveyancing can be made significantly more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ditchling since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ditchling

My IFA has asked me for my Ditchling law firm’s panel reference for the Santander conveyancing panel. What is the best way to find this out. I have contacted my local Ditchling office but they have not responded to me.

The sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your Ditchling conveyancer . They keep a central record lender panel numbers.

We are a couple about to exchange contracts for a semi detached house in Ditchling. We encountered a stumbling block. The mortgage offer with The Royal Bank of Scotland runs out on 12/11/2021 but the vendors are putting forward a completion date of 16/11/2021. Can one extend the mortgage expiry date?

The best person to deal with your question is your conveyancer who should determine whether he or she is should be discussing with the lender, owner’s representatives, estate agents or possibly all three given the circumstances your transaction to date.

Are the BSA intent on creating a search tool with a view to list practices on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel for instance in Ditchling?

We are not aware of any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.

A friend suggested that where I am buying in Ditchling I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Ditchling conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Ditchling around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Ditchling Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Ditchling.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Ditchling for my purchase. Is it possible to check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

Anyone may find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor call for training purposes.

I've found a house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Ditchling. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Ditchling ?

The majority of houses in Ditchling are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Ditchling so you should seriously consider looking for a Ditchling conveyancing practitioner and check that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the landlord’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your solicitor should appraise you on the various issues.

I own a 2 bed flat in Ditchling, conveyancing formalities finalised 10 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar properties in Ditchling with an extended lease are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2081

With only 60 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £20,000 and £23,000 as well as professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Ditchling regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Ditchling practicing in commercial conveyancing in Ditchling. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Bennett Oakley Limited, 13 Mill Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8DN
  • Castles, 118 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9PX
  • Whetham & Green, 54 Crescent Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8EQ
  • Sussex Law Limited, 45 Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8TA
  • Hennings Solicitors, 138 Old London Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8YA

Planning law solicitors in Ditchling regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ditchling with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Rohan Solicitors Llp, Aviation House, 1-7 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4DZ
  • Parfitt Cresswell 'trading As Colemans', Paddockhall Chambers, Paddockhall Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1HF

Residential conveyancing in Ditchling usually includes the following:

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the seller once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Sending draft papers to the lawyer representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to further enquires from the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the buyer’s lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the vendor, the estate agent and repaying the home loan (if applicable)

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

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