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  • 1 Hailsham solicitors work in conjunction with Hailsham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 2 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Hailsham regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Hailsham property lawyer have established very good working relationships with Hailsham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your home move in Hailsham.
  • 4 No matter what any alternative sites say it may be necessary to visit your conveyancer to sign contracts. There are various parties with involved in a house sale without having to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 5 Personal touch and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Hailsham conveyancing can be made significantly more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hailsham since November 2023*


of terraced residence, Bulrush Lane, BN27 4FB completing on 21/11/2023 at a price of £370,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s lawyers


of terraced residence, Coppice Close, BN20 9QH completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £370,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, ordering official copies of the title


of semi premises, The Boulevard, BN24 6RP completing on 24/11/2023 at a price of £360,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties


of flat Hamilton Quay BN23 5PZ, purchased for £475,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hailsham

What can a local search inform me regarding the house my wife and I purchasing in Hailsham?

Hailsham conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Searchflow The local search plays an important role in many a Hailsham conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject sections.

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Hailsham. Now, I need the files but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do contact 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 used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in Hailsham differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Hailsham come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because builders in Hailsham usually buy the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Hailsham or who has acted in the same development.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for leasehold conveyancing in Hailsham. I've chance upon a web site which appears to be the ideal answer If it is possible to get all the legals completed via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? 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?

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Hailsham. Conveyancing and Accord Mortgages Ltd mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing solicitor in Hailsham who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Hailsham conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

Hailsham Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    Please inform me if there are any major works anticipated that will increase the maintenance fees? Be sure to discover if the the lease includes any unreasonable restrictions in the lease. For instance plenty of leases prohibit pets being permitted in certain buildings in Hailsham. If you love the flatin Hailsham but your cat can’t move with you then you will be faced difficult determination. How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments?

How does one remove a departed person's name from the title register for a house in Hailsham?

If a Hailsham property is co-owned and one of the owners passes away, their name will not immediately be removed from the title deeds. It is not necessary to amend the title as when it comes to a disposal you would simply be required to supply proof why the other owner is missing from the transfer, typically this is in the form of the probate documents.

With the aim of making things simpler for the sale of the property you can arrange to have the deceased party erased from the title entries by submitting an application to HM Land Registry with evidence of the death. There is no charge from the Registry for this service.

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Typically, Hailsham conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Lawyer instructed by the buyer on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Hailsham searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft contract and other papers collated by the owner’s solicitor
  • Submitting questions with the vendor’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the purchase contract
  • Examining replies supplied by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (if applicable)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the purchase and the home loan (if relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

Residential conveyancing in Hailsham normally includes the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the solicitor acting for the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and responding to further questions from the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and repaying the mortgage (where appropriate)

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Hailsham is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (if appropriate)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the HMLR.

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

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