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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your East Sussex house move

5 reasons to use our service to help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in East Sussex

  • 1 East Sussex conveyancers have a crucial advantage when it comes to East Sussex conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 2 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal connections with East Sussex selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 East Sussex lawyers work in conjunction with East Sussex estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 4 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in East Sussex will be carried out by a solicitor on your lender’s member panel.
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that East Sussex lawyer have established excellent links with East Sussex local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your home move in East Sussex.

Examples of recent conveyancing in East Sussex since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Sussex

Our son is purchasing a newly built flat in East Sussex with a home loan from Kent Reliance. His lawyer has advised him of a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I am considering applying for a Coventry BS mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in East Sussex with 60% loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Coventry BS ?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel, but Coventry BS would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.

How does conveyancing in East Sussex differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in East Sussex approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because builders in East Sussex typically buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in East Sussex or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a flat up to £305k and found one round the corner in East Sussex I like with open areas and station nearby, however it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in East Sussex suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan that many years will be an issue. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

Is it possible to change conveyancer as I need to choose a firm on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing list. I instructed a family conveyancing solicitor in East Sussex five minutes from me but she is not accepted by Nottingham Building Society

It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in East Sussex on the Nottingham Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in East Sussex. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can scrutinise costs for conveyancing solicitors in East Sussex and beyond.

I see that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the bank conveyancing panel. Do East Sussex conveyancing firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for my own house purchase?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the bank conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in East Sussex.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in East Sussex

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in East Sussex with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Kdl Law, The Old Press, Streatfield Road, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8LA

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in East Sussex regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in East Sussex but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Richardson Property Lawyers Limited, PO Box 220, TN21 1DJ
  • Bailey & Co, 39a High Street, TN21 8HU

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in East Sussex?

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as East Sussex. If appointed a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Receive a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Receive a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself 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 you make a complaint.
  • Be provided with a timeous, objective and comprehensive service if making a complaint about your conveyancing in East Sussex about your conveyancing in East Sussex.

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

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