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Reasons to use our Hastings conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The firms identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 2 Hastings lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Hastings conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers are based in Hastings - if so both parties will be on good working terms
  • 4 Experience means that Hastings conveyancer have established very good working relationships with Hastings local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Hastings.
  • 5 This site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Hastings will be conducted by a law firm on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hastings since March 2022*

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of terraced premises, Pinders Road, TN35 5HE completing on 25/03/2022 at a price of £180,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hastings

My Hastings lawyer has discovered a discrepancy between the information in the valuation survey and what is in the conveyancing documents. My lawyer informs me that he is obliged to check that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my conveyancer’s stance right?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Hastings costs more?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Hastings and elsewhere usually involve more due diligence compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes reviewing the lease, corresponding with the landlord concerning the service of applicable notices, obtaining current service charge and management information, procuring the landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different leaseholders have owned the lease since it was first entered into.

I need some fast conveyancing in Hastings as I am faced with pressure to exchange contracts within 2 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

If.Given you are are a mortgage free buyer you are at liberty not to have searches conducted although no solicitor would recommend that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Hastings the following are examples of what can be revealed and therefore affect market value: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

I bought my home on 11 November and the transaction details is yet to be registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Hastings expressed confidence that it will be formalised in a couple of weeks. Are titles in Hastings uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Hastings is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry communicate with any third parties. Currently roughly three quarters of submission are completed within two weeks but occasionally there can be extensive hold-ups. Registration occurs after the purchaser is living at the premises so registration formalities is not usually top priority but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers could speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Hastings is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Hastings are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Hastings you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Hastings may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

Should I be concerned if there is a problem with one of the searches for our conveyancing in Hastings?

Usually, most issues that arise in Hastings conveyancing search responses can be handled before completion or title insurance could possibly be obtained. You need to note that although you intend on purchasing the premises and may be willing to live with the search results, your lender may not, and when all said and done the decision rests with them.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hastings

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hastings specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Holden Law Limited, 32-33 Robertson Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1HT
  • 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
  • Percy Walker & Co, Robertson Chambers, The Memorial, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JB
  • Young Coles & Langdon, Langham House, Albert Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1QT

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Hastings regulated by the CLC

Please note 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

Domestic conveyancing in Hastings ordinarily consists of the following:

  • Conveyancer instructed by the seller on acceptance of the offer
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the conveyancer retained by the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering further questions from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the seller, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where relevant)

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

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