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Cheap conveyancing in Hastings does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Hastings

  • 1 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Hastings regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have very good personal links with Hastings estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Hastings is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers are located in Hastings - if so sets of solicitors are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 5 The organisations shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hastings since July 2021*

Purchase

of apartment Cornwallis Gardens TN34 1LP, at a price of £75,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of apartment Warrior Square TN37 6BG, at purchase price of £350,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, ordering official copies of the title

Acquisition

of apartment Grand Parade TN37 6DN, at a price of £260,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced property, Gensing Road, TN38 0ER completing on 13/08/2021 at a price of £405,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hastings

How do I find the right lawyer to supply a 1st class service for our conveyancing in Hastings?

First ask your friends and family who they used in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Second, use a search tool on the internet for conveyancing in Hastings. Phone a couple or more firms from the list and request that they forward you their conveyancing estimate and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will conduct your legal process prior tocommitting.

Third is to make use of our search tool to help you find the right solicitors taking into account your individual expectations including the type of property,deadlines, complications and who your intended mortgage company is. Don't take the bait of £99 conveyancing in Hastings

I had intended to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Hastings for our home move. Our financial adviser has since notified us that our bank Britannia won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unfair competition?

A mortgage company will require an approved solicitor act for it. Borrowers are liable to meet the cost of this. Please make use of our directory service to locate a solicitor to carry conveyancing in Hastings on the Britannia conveyancing panel.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Hastings I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hastings suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

Is it possible to switch conveyancer as I have to appoint a firm on the National Westminster Bank conveyancing panel. I hired a high street conveyancing solicitor in Hastings round the corner but she is not accepted by National Westminster Bank

It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Hastings on the National Westminster Bank panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Hastings. In utilising search facility on this site, you can compare costs for conveyancing solicitors in Hastings and beyond.

I am using a search engine for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Hastings it reveals numerous property lawyersin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right conveyancer for purchase transaction?

The preferential way of seeking the right conveyancer is via personal recommendation, so ask friends and those you trust who have purchased a property in Hastings or the respected estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Hastings vary, so it's advisable to secure a minimum of three estimates from different conveyancers. Make sure that you clarify that the fees are fixed.

22 days into buying a residence in Hastings. Conveyancing lawyer has told us the title is "Leasehold". Does this adversely affect the marketability of the property?

Hastings conveyancing does not normally involve leasehold houses. The main factor here is the length of lease and the ground rent. If there are over a hundred years remaining with a nominal rent, it's almost the same as freehold, so it’s unlikely to affect the value too much.

On the flip side, if it's, say, Sixty years it will have a material effect on the saleability, and probably wouldn't be mortgageable. The remaining lease term and ground rent will be set out in the lease provided to your conveyancer.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hastings regulated by the SRA

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

  • Holden & Co Llp, Liberty Buildings, 32-33 Robertson Street, The America Ground, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1HT
  • Samantha Denham Solicitors, 10 Cambridge Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1DJ
  • Butters Grey Limited, 51 Havelock Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1BE
  • Butters David Grey Llp, 51 Havelock Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1BE
  • Percy Walker & Co, Robertson Chambers, The Memorial, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JB

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Hastings regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hastings but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Conveyancing Direct Ltd, Windmill Road, TN38 9BY

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Hastings 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
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the bank (if appropriate)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the mortgage (where 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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