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Hove Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Median Service Charge Retention of £350.00
  • 2 April was the busiest month and June was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hove
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Hove is 47% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 33% freehold and 67% leasehold conveyancing in Hove for this year to date

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hove since July 2021*

Purchase

of apartment Tisbury Road BN3 3BA, purchased for £365,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion

Acquisition

of flat The Drive BN3 3PR, purchased for £350,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of apartment Lansdowne Place BN3 1FJ, at buying consideration of £270,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of semi-detached premises, Farm Road, BN3 1FD completing on 17/08/2021 at a price of £360,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hove

I decided to go with a Hove based firm for my conveyancing in Hove recently. Going through the terms of engagement it is apparent thatwe are liable for costs even if our purchase doesn't happen. Should I go with them or appoint an internet conveyancing brokerage promising no completion no charge conveyancing in Hove?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Completion No Fee" is offered then the fee levels will generally be uplifted to counteract those cases that fail to complete. Dont forget that such schemes generally do not protect you from disbursements for example Hove conveyancing search charges.

My husband and I are purchasing a brand new flat in Hove and my lawyer is advising me that she is duty bound to the bank to disclose incentives from the seller. I am on a tight deadline to exchange contracts and I don't want to prolong deal. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancing practitioner. A precondition to being on a bank panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

We're in Hove, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Principality , and our solicitor is on the Principality conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Principality conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could impact a commercial premises in Hove?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Hove will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Hove. The search result provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Hove.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Hove it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Hove commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Hove.

How straightforward is it to use the search app to choose a conveyancing practitioner in Hove on the panel for my lender?

Step one is to choose a bank such as Lloyds TSB Bank, Virgin Money or TSB then choose your preferred area such as Hove. Conveyancing firms in Hove and further afield will then be shown.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Hove. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is registered - and most are in Hove - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I invested in buying a split level flat in Hove, conveyancing formalities finalised February 2004. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable flats in Hove with over 90 years remaining are worth £171,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2100

With just 79 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hove regulated by the SRA

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

  • Goodlaw Solicitors, 6 The Drive, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3JA
  • Crosby & Woods Solicitors, Sussex House, 75 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BB
  • Cockburn Gostling, 61 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BP
  • Laura Garcia Navarrete, Curtis House, 34 Third Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2PD
  • Bbmw Limited, 39 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BU

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hove

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hove specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Goodlaw Solicitors, 6 The Drive, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3JA
  • Crosby & Woods Solicitors, Sussex House, 75 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BB
  • Martin Ross Solicitor, 61 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BP
  • Cockburn Gostling, 61 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BP
  • Bbmw Limited, 39 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BU

Home buying conveyancing in Hove usually includes the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Hove searches with respect to the title
  • Reviewing draft sale agreement and other documentation forwarded by the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Submitting enquiries with the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Going through replies prepared by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where 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 formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where relevant) at the Land Registry.

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

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