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Reasons to use our Ditchling conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Ditchling conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Ditchling home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 Ditchling lawyers work in partnership with Ditchling estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 3 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) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 The Ditchling conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Ditchling

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ditchling since June 2022*

Transfer

of terraced premises, Grand Avenue, BN6 8DH completing on 14/07/2022 at a price of £582,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of detached residence property, Bromley Close, BN6 8DQ completing on 14/07/2022 at a price of £372,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Disposal

of terraced residence, Grand Avenue, BN6 8DD completing on 04/07/2022 at a price of £825,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Transfer

of detached residence property, Mackie Avenue, BN6 8NJ completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £610,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, ordering official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ditchling

I plan on purchasing an apartment in Ditchling. My lawyer is not on the bank approved list. Am I still permitted to use my Ditchling conveyancing solicitor even though they are not on the mortgage company approved list?

You must appoint a conveyancing practitioner to deal with the formalities when you require a loan to buy your property. The lawyer will conduct all the relevant due diligence on the property, make sure that you will be registered as proprietor and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in place. You may instruct a Ditchling conveyancing practitioner of your choosing. However, if the lawyer selected is not a member of the bank conveyancing panel supplemental fees will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by them. Bank panel applications may be submitted, so where your solicitor has not in the past sought membership they can do so.

I have todaydiscovered that Wolstenholmes have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Ditchling for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to see if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Ditchling conveyancing specialists.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Ditchling I like with amenity areas and station nearby, however it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Ditchling in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

Am I right to be wary by estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Ditchling conveyancing firm?

As with lots of service providers, often referrals from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are many parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders may recommend solicitors to instruct. Sometimes the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there may be a financial incentive behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to appoint your own lawyer. Don't forget that many banks operate an approved list of law firms you are obliged to use for the lender aspect of your transaction.

My husband and I are four weeks into a leasehold purchase having been directed to solicitors by the high street agent to perform conveyancing in Ditchling. I am not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new lawyers?

They would need to be really poor in order to consider changing them. Has your mortgage been sent? If so you will need to inform them of the replacement conveyancer and have the mortgage documents are re-issued. Your new conveyancer needs to be on the banks approved list to avoid added fees and complications. So that should be your starting point. The search tool can assist you in finding a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Ditchling

What are the frequently found problems that you see in leases for Ditchling properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Ditchling is not unique. Most leases are drafted differently and drafting errors can result in certain clauses are not included. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Insurance obligations Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.

A defective lease can cause problems when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. National Westminster Bank, Leeds Building Society, and Aldermore all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Ditchling - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge liability? It would be wise to investigate if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example some leases prohibit pets being permitted in in a block in Ditchling. If you like the apartmentin Ditchling yet your cat is not allowed to make the move with you then you will be presented with a hard choice. Does this lease have in excess of 82 years left?

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Ditchling

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ditchling specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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
  • Hennings Solicitors, 138 Old London Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8YA
  • Rohan Solicitors Llp, Aviation House, 1-7 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4DZ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Ditchling regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Ditchling specialising in commercial conveyancing in Ditchling. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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 small selection of solicitors in Ditchling specialising in planning law. This could include advice on development on contaminated land
  • 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

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

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