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Hailsham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Hailsham that are buy to let is 9%
  • 2 90% freehold and 10% leasehold conveyancing in Hailsham for last year
  • 3 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Hailsham conveyancing is Lack of Planning Permission
  • 4 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
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hailsham since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hailsham

I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in Hailsham for our house purchase. Our financial adviser has since notified us that our mortgage company HSBC Bank won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unduly restrictive?

Pre- 2008 most lenders had a different appetite for risk. Almost all Hailsham conveyancing firms would have been on most lender panels. The financial services regulator in 2010 conducted a thematic review into mortgage fraud which concluded: mortgage lenders should know the conveyancing solicitors dealt with. Consequently, lenders have regularly sought more data from law firms regarding their operations and their employees as well as establishing certain criteria such a completing on a minimum number of conveyancing. 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 one of the numerous areas where the solicitors we recommend are are approved HSBC Bank.

I have been advised by my solicitor that restrictive coveneant insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Hailsham?

The right level of restrictive coveneant indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Accord Mortgages Ltd and Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

I'm the only beneficiary of my late mum's will and I have everything in my name now, including the my former home in Hailsham. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in December. I plan to dispose of the property. I do know about the CML six month 'rule', which means that my property ownership will be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the property in December. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?

The CML handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be caught by that. Some mortgage companies would take a sensible view as this requirement chiefly exists to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the quick reselling of property.

I have paid off my mortgage with Skipton. I assume I don't need a Hailsham property lawyer on the Skipton panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Skipton mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Skipton mortgage from the register. Skipton, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Skipton has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Skipton has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Skipton mortgage has been paid off.

Are there any apps to help identify a Hailsham law firm on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the solicitor.

You can use the facility on this website. Please select a lender and your location and you will see a number of Hailsham conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have detailed some Hailsham conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can call them to see if they are on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd member panel

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Hailsham. I happened to stumble across a web site which looks to be the ideal offering If there is a chance to get all this stuff completed via phone that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

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 work for a busy estate agency in Hailsham where we have experienced a few flat sales derailed due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given contradictory information from local Hailsham conveyancing solicitors. Could you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can start the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer can avoid having to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

I bought a basement flat in Hailsham, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar properties in Hailsham with an extended lease are worth £206,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease finishes on 21st October 2090

You have 67 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £10,500 and £12,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

Can I find out who is the owner of a house in Hailsham?

As long as the premises is recorded at HMLR, and you have requisite specifics of the location of the property, you will be able to see details from the HMLR of the registered owner for a fee.

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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 throughout England and Wales as well as Hailsham. When instructing a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful service.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Be supplied with a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive 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 made.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a timeous, independent and comprehensive service if if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Hailsham.

Selling a home 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.

  • Property lawyer instructed by the owners once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner retained by the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and answering additional questions from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the owner, the estate agent and redeeming the home loan (if relevant)

Hailsham commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Drafting and approving option agreements Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Formation of commercial management companies Comprehensive advice on planning issues complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of commercial premises

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

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