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Hailsham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to moving day was 102 days for conveyancing in Hailsham
  • 2 84% freehold and 16% leasehold conveyancing in Hailsham for this year to date
  • 3 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing cases in Hailsham with service charge retention of 1%
  • 4 June was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hailsham
  • 5 Average time frame of 64 days for registration of title in Hailsham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hailsham since February 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hailsham

Is there a reason to appoint a Hailsham conveyancing company when web based alternatives are more affordable?

To take your time to find shop around for conveyancing costs in Hailsham and you should seek an affordable estimate but don’t be focused with looking for the lowest priced Hailsham conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist solicitor. An e-mail can never take the place of a telephone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from start to finish, giving the sort of continuity that you rarely receive from an internet conveyancer. Our lawyers will keep you updated as to any developments making sure that you are ensuring that you are updated at regular intervals. Should you need to contact the firm you will know who you need to speak to and they will be sure you're not left wondering what's going on.

At what point will exchange of contracts occur in residential conveyancing in Hailsham and do I need to attend the conveyancers branch?

Where you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Hailsham you are invited in to sign the paperwork. However, the law practices we recommend offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The executing of the purchase agreement is not the critical part. A signed contract is necessary for the solicitor to address the formalities when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Hailsham)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

I am helping my step-mother sell her property in Hailsham. Will the solicitor commission an EPC or do I organise this?

Following the abolition of HIPs, energy assessments was maintained a mandatory element of moving property. An EPC should be to hand in advance of the property being marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors normally arrange. If you are using a Hailsham conveyancing practitioner they may be able to arrange EPC’s given their relationships with reputable local assessors

We had selected conveyancers based in Hailsham on the Clydesdale solicitor panel. They are now charging me an additional sum for dealing with the Clydesdale mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Clydesdale?

Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your conveyancer may levy a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by Clydesdale but by your Hailsham solicitor. Numerous firms on the Clydesdale panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

I can not work out if my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Hailsham bank branch on a couple of occasions and was advised it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My Hailsham conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

As long as the conveyancer is on the mortgage company approved list, she or he must adhere to the CML Handbook conditions for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company 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 bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Hailsham. I now require my file but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Hailsham in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some lenders may refuse to grant a mortgage on such a home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you call us we can look into this further via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Hailsham. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Hailsham especially if they are familiar with such properties in Hailsham.

I'm remortgaging my primary house to a BTL mortgage with Aldermore and I will use the rest of the raised equity as a down payment on a second house. The location we are looking at is Hailsham. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two banks and tie in the two deals?

Do use our search tool on this page to be sure that the conveyancers are on the appropriate lender panels. Having checked that they are the conveyancer should be able to connect the two deals but you should have a chat with you lawyer and specify your desired outcome and requirements.

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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 assist with the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing nationwide as well as Hailsham. When instructing a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you should:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Have 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 conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Be supplied with a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • 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.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Receive 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 usually consists of the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the bank (where appropriate)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in ownership and the mortgage (where applicable) at the HMLR.

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

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