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Logical reasons to let us help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Hove

  • 1 The practices identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Hove lawyer have developed very good connections with Hove local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Hove.
  • 3 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Hove who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 Hove conveyancers work in conjunction with Hove estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based many miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Hove

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hove since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hove

How do I find the right solicitor who can provide a 1st class service for our conveyancing in Hove?

Option 1 is to ask the people you trust who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Second, look on the web for conveyancing in Hove. Ring a couple or more firms listed and invite them to forward you their conveyancing fee calculations and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will oversee your legal process in advance ofmaking your choice.

Third is to use this site to help you find the right solicitors for you based on your individual expectations including the type of property,speed, complications and who your intended lender is. Resist the temptation to opt for £100 conveyancing in Hove

Please help - my lawyer advises that restrictive coveneant insurance is required on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Hove?

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

When it comes to lenders such as Nationwide, do Hove lawyers face an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

My wife and I have organised a further advance on our mortgage from RBS as we wish to conduct renovations to our house in Hove. Do we need to select a nearby Hove solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

RBS would not normally appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the RBS conveyancing panel.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Hove. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hove

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please supply a car parking plan. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one near me in Hove I like with a park and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Hove suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

I'm converting the mortgage on my existing house to a buy to let mortgage with National Westminster Bank and I will use the rest of the raised equity as a deposit on a second property. The area we are talking about is Hove. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two mortgage companies and tie in the transactions?

Make use of our comparison tool on this site to ensure that the solicitors are on the appropriate lender panels. On the basis that they are your lawyer should be able to tie up the two deals but you should have a chat with you lawyer and make apparent your expectations and requirements.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Hove. I have land on a site which seems to have the perfect offering If it is possible to get all formalities completed via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

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?

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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

Planning law solicitors in Hove regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hove specialising in planning law. This may include advice on compulsory purchases in Hove
  • Mayo Wynne Baxter Llp, Century House, 15-19 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3FE
  • M S Page, 3 The Rise, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2PY

Typically, Hove conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Hove property searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft sale agreement and other papers prepared the vendor’s solicitor
  • Submitting enquiries with the vendor’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Considering the replies provided by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (if appropriate)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; reporting to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the purchase and the home loan (if applicable) at the HMLR.

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

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