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Eastbourne Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 138 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Eastbourne
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 101 days for conveyancing in Eastbourne
  • 3 June was the busiest month and January was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Eastbourne
  • 4 Average time frame of 62 days for registration of title in Eastbourne
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Eastbourne since July 2022*

Sale

of apartment Trinity Trees BN21 3LH, at sale sum of £235,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Acquisition

of apartment Hartington Place BN21 3BS, purchased for £446,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of flat Trinity Trees BN21 3LD, at the agreed price of £200,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of detached residence residence, Cavendish Avenue, BN22 8EL completing on 01/07/2022 at a price of £360,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Eastbourne

My partner’s brother is a property lawyer. I am hopeful that I'll be able to get mate’s pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of costs would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Eastbourne?

Do compare pricing. Do use our search tool on this page. The amounts will be different but the service one can expect differ between solicitors as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.

How up to date is your search tool for Eastbourne conveyancing solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel? Do RBS send you an updated list?

Eastbourne conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the RBS conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from RBS directly.

How does conveyancing in Eastbourne differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Eastbourne come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because new home sellers in Eastbourne usually purchase the land, 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 conveyancers 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 Eastbourne or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey done on a property in Eastbourne before instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks will refuse to give a loan on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Nationwide. If you call us we can check via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Eastbourne. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Eastbourne especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Eastbourne.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Eastbourne. I happened to discover a site which seems to have the perfect solution If it is possible to get all the legals completed via email that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I would like to let out my leasehold flat in Eastbourne. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

Notwithstanding that your previous Eastbourne conveyancing lawyer is no longer available you can review your lease to check if you are permitted to let out the apartment. The accepted inference is that if the lease is non-specific, subletting is permitted. There may be a precondition that you are obliged to obtain consent via your landlord or some other party before subletting. This means that you cannot sublet without first obtaining consent. Such consent must not not be unreasonably refused ore delayed. If your lease prohibits you from letting out the property you will need to ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

I purchased a ground floor flat in Eastbourne, conveyancing was carried out in 2012. How much will my lease extension cost? Equivalent properties in Eastbourne with an extended lease are worth £191,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced every year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2075

You have 53 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £27,600 and £31,800 plus costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Eastbourne

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Eastbourne specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Cornfield Law Llp, 47 Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4QN
  • Hart Reade, 104 South Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4LW
  • Stephen Rimmer Llp, 28-30 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PX
  • Barwells Legal Limited, 6 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PN
  • Mccarthy Webb Ltd, Wish Mews, 21 Wish Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4NX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Eastbourne regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Eastbourne practicing in commercial conveyancing in Eastbourne. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Cornfield Law Llp, 47 Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4QN
  • Hart Reade, 104 South Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4LW
  • Stephen Rimmer Llp, 28-30 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PX
  • Barwells Legal Limited, 6 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PN
  • Mccarthy Webb Ltd, Wish Mews, 21 Wish Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4NX

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Eastbourne regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Eastbourne but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Hobson & Latham Limited, 47 Gildredge Road, BN21 4RY

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

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