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Reasons to use our Ditchling conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Ditchling is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Ditchling will be carried out by a law firm on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.
  • 4 Lawyer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal connections with Ditchling selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing lender approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Ditchling regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ditchling since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ditchling

My financial adviser says he needs my Ditchling lawyer’ panel member for the Nationwide conveyancing panel. What is the best way to obtain this. 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 property lawyer . Most Ditchling law firms will retain a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each lender.

I purchased a freehold house in Ditchling but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Ditchling and has limited impact for conveyancing in Ditchling but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.

My stepmother advised me that in buying a property in Ditchling there may be various restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Ditchling which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Ditchling should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Is it correct that all Ditchling CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel?

It is true that some lenders now utilise CQS as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their panels.

It is unclear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have telephoned my Ditchling building society branch on a couple of occasions and was reassured it wasn't an issue and they would lend. My Ditchling conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- called and was told they will not lend in accordance with their published requirements. I have no idea who is right.

Your lawyer has to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 specifications for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

Do I need to take out insurance to cover chancel repairs when purchasing a property in Ditchling?

Unless a prior purchase of the premises completed post 12 October 2013 you could take it that conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in Ditchling to continue to recommend a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

I am downsizing from my property. My former lawyers has retired. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Ditchling if that affects matters.

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

My husband and I are 17 days into a leasehold purchase having been referred to conveyancers by the selling agent to handle our conveyancing in Ditchling. I am am very disappointed with the quality of service. Could you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?

They would need to be really poor in order to consider changing them. Has your mortgage offer been issued? In the event that it has you must make them aware of the new contact details and have the offer are re-sent. Your solicitor ideally should be on the lenders approved list to avoid added expenses and complications. So that should be your first question of the new solicitors. The search tool can help you find a lender approved conveyancer for your conveyancing in Ditchling

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Ditchling regulated by the SRA

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

  • Bennett Oakley Limited, 13 Mill Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8DN
  • Stevens Son And Pope, Jubilee House, 56-58 Church Walk, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9AN
  • 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

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 applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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

Whether you are going through a divorce or breakup or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Ditchling has some of the following tasks:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (if relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in proprietorship and the mortgage (if applicable) at the HMLR.

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

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