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Reasons to use our Hailsham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The organisations identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Hailsham property lawyer are the key to a successful Hailsham home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 3 Experience means that Hailsham solicitor have established very good working relationships with Hailsham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Hailsham.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Hailsham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Hailsham conveyancers work in partnership with Hailsham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hailsham since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hailsham

My mortgage broker requires my Hailsham law firm’s panel member for the HSBC conveyancing panel. What is the best way to obtain this. I have e-mailed my local Hailsham branch but they don't know it.

You are best placed to get this information from your Hailsham lawyer . Most Hailsham law practices will retain a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each mortgage company.

When can the exchange of contracts occur in purchase conveyancing in Hailsham and am I required to attend the lawyers branch?

Where you are local to our conveyancing solicitors in Hailsham you are welcome to come in to sign the paperwork. However, the law practices we work with supply a nationwide conveyancing service and provide just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the firm to address the formalities when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, 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.

We wanted to use a conveyancing solicitor in Hailsham for our house move. Our broker has since advised us that our bank Britannia won't deal with them. Surely this is unduly restrictive?

A decade ago most banks had an appetite for risk which was higher than today. Almost all Hailsham conveyancing firms would have been on many lender panels. The FSA in 2010 carried out a thematic investigation into mortgage fraud which come to the conclusion: know the conveyancing solicitors dealt with. Consequently, mortgage companies have regularly sought more data from law firms about their operations and the individuals who work for them and set certain criteria such a completing on a minimum volume of transactions. Many Hailsham conveyancing firms that have been excluded from lender panels have a 100% healthy track record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Hailsham is amongst the many locations where the lawyers we list are are authorised to act for Britannia.

How straightforward is it to use the search tool to get a fee calculation from a conveyancing lawyer in Hailsham on the approved list for my bank?

Step one is to choose a bank such as Nationwide Building Society, Barnsley Building Society or Alliance & Leicester then choose your location a common one being Hailsham. Conveyancing firms in Hailsham and nationally will then be identified.

Back In 2004, I bought a leasehold flat in Hailsham. Conveyancing and Halifax mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing practitioner in Hailsham who previously acted has long since retired. Do I pay?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a Hailsham conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I am the registered owner of a 1st floor flat in Hailsham, conveyancing having been completed in 2001. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent flats in Hailsham with over 90 years remaining are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 yearly. The lease expires on 21st October 2081

You have 60 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £20,000 and £23,000 plus costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

I pay a maintenance contribution for my property in Hailsham. As a result of personal circumstances I slipped behind with payments. I negotiated a clearance schedule but there remains approximately £1750 remaining to be paid.

I am under pressure to sell and I am panicking this may hold me back if I have to discharge the amount due now. Do I have to settle before - is this possible?

The solicitor dealing with your Hailsham sale should be in a position to negotiate with the management company, and agree with them whether or not they would accept settlement from completion monies. This is indicative of why it might be good to select a property lawyer in Hailsham as they may well have an open line of communication with the management company.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hailsham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hailsham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Hailsham. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Lycett Conveyancing Solicitors, P O Box 102, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3FS
  • Barry & Co, Bay Terrace, Pevensey Bay, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 6EE

Residential conveyancing in Hailsham normally entails the following:

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the owners on acceptance of the offer
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the solicitor representing the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to additional queries from the buyer’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and repaying the home loan (where relevant)

Hailsham commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Advice on commercial mortgages Comprehensive advice on planning issues complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of commercial premises Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction Options and guarantees

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

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