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Hailsham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Hailsham is 21% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Hailsham that are buy to let is 8%
  • 3 119 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Hailsham
  • 4 Average time from start to completion was 102 days for conveyancing in Hailsham
  • 5 June was the busiest month and February was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hailsham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hailsham since June 2022*

Sale

of terraced property, Harmers Hay Road, BN27 1SU completing on 29/06/2022 at a price of £299,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of terraced residence, Cornfield Green, BN27 1SS completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £251,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Disposal

of terraced residence, Oaktree Way, BN27 1JJ completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £290,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Transfer

of detached residence residence, Quinnell Drive, BN27 1QN completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £272,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hailsham

Are you able to vouch for a The Mortgage Works accepted Hailsham conveyancing conveyancer finish our home move within less than a month? Am I best advised to go for a high street Hailsham firm or an internet firm?

We can recommend some very good Hailsham conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the high street in Hailsham. Go in to a couple of firms and request to see a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Discuss your requirements together with your reasons and ask for a commitment on speed. Choose the one that genuine.

Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Hailsham?

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Hailsham and Solicitor practices in Hailsham to choose from We would stress that both are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of the home buying process. Both can deal with other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

We had instructed conveyancing lawyers locally in Hailsham on the HSBC solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a further fee for dealing with the HSBC mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by HSBC?

As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your conveyancer is entitled to levy a fee for this. This fee is not set by HSBC but by your Hailsham solicitor. Plenty of firms on the HSBC panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but some practices include it on their overall fee.

I am buying a property in Hailsham. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Lloyds have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

As you are obtaining a mortgage with Lloyds your lawyer must check the conveyancing instructions outlined in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Lloyds. The CML Handbook sets out minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Lloyds where a lease does not satisfy these conditions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not isolated to Hailsham.

Will our solicitor be making enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Hailsham.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers conducting conveyancing in Hailsham. There are those who buy a property in Hailsham, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that may be initiated by the buyer or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in Hailsham. The standard information sent to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual inquiry of the vendor to determine if the property has historically flooded. If the residence has been flooded in past which is not revealed by the vendor, then a buyer could issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an incorrect answer. A purchaser’s conveyancers should also order an environmental search. This should disclose whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be initiated.

I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Hailsham. Now, I need the files however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Hailsham of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I have been pointed in your direction by a number of property agents in Hailsham to find a property lawyer on your site. Is there a financial advantage for Estate Agents to offer your site ahead of alternative conveyancing organisations?

We don’t offer any referral fee for sending work to this site. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

What type of premises does your Hailsham conveyancing estimates relate to?

Our conveyancing quotes are only appropriate to standard residential homes in England & Wales. Should you have any different requirements for example industrial or agricultural land or commercial conveyancing in Hailsham you should telephone us to discuss this further .

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hailsham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Lycett Conveyancing Solicitors, P O Box 102, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3FS
  • Barry & Co, Bay Terrace, Pevensey Bay, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 6EE

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Hailsham?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding buying and selling property and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Hailsham. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you should:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful service.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Be supplied with a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Have a timeous, impartial and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Hailsham about your conveyancing in Hailsham.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Hailsham almost always entails the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (if relevant)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the change in proprietorship and the mortgage (if applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

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