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Reasons to use our Kemp Town conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Regardless other sites inform you it may be important to pop into your conveyancer to execute contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a homemove without having to include the postman into the pot.
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal connections with Kemp Town estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Kemp Town home moves can be made significantly more complicated as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 The Kemp Town conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Kemp Town
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Kemp Town

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kemp Town since June 2022*

Disposal

of semi premises, Upper Abbey Road, BN2 0AD completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £580,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Purchase

of apartment Lower Rock Gardens BN2 1PG, sold for £155,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Conveyance

of flat Walpole Terrace BN2 0ED, at a price of £290,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion

Transfer

of detached residence premises, Queens Park Road, BN2 0GL completing on 15/07/2022 at a price of £900,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kemp Town

I am only a couple days away from an exchange on a house in Kemp Town and my parents have sent the exchange deposit to my solicitor. I am now informed that as the deposit has not arrived from me my conveyancing practitioner needs to disclose this to my lender. I am advised that, in also acting for the bank he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I disclosed to the mortgage company about my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?

The property lawyer is obliged to clarify with the bank to make sure that they know that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only notify this to your bank if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

Are the Kemp Town conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Coventry BS?

Kemp Town conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Coventry BS directly.

My Conveyancer in Kemp Town is not on the Birmingham Midshires Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Birmingham Midshires panel?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Carry on with your existing Kemp Town solicitors but Birmingham Midshires will need to instruct a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional overall legal charges and cause delays.
  2. Find a new lawyer to act in the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are Convince your lawyer to do everything within their powers to join the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel

Are all Kemp Town Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Santander conveyancing list of approved practices?

Some major banks and building societies now make use of the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their panels.

I am buying a property in Kemp Town. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Principality be concerned?

As your lender is Principality your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements set out in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Principality. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook contains minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Principality where a lease does not meet these conditions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not limited to Kemp Town.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Kemp Town. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

2 months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Kemp Town completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Should I be concerned that brokers that I am dealing with are suggesting an internet conveyancing firm rather than a local Kemp Town conveyancing practice?

As is the case with lots of professional services, often suggestions from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are lots of players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies might all recommend solicitors to instruct. Sometimes the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there might be a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are free to select your own lawyer. You need to be aware that many mortgage providers specify a panel list of law firms you are obliged to use for the mortgage related work in your conveyancing.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kemp Town

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kemp Town practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Gerard Maye Legal Limited, 176 Edward Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0JB
  • Burt Brill & Cardens Limited, 30 Old Steine, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1FL
  • Fitzhugh Gates, 3 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RY
  • Edward Harte Llp, 6 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RA
  • Griffith Smith Farrington Webb Llp, 47 Old Steyne, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1NW

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Kemp Town regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Kemp Town specialising in commercial conveyancing in Kemp Town. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Sherwood Solicitors, The Little Globe, 153 Edward Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0JG
  • Burt Brill & Cardens Limited, 30 Old Steine, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1FL
  • Fitzhugh Gates, 3 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RY
  • Edward Harte Llp, 6 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RA
  • Griffith Smith Farrington Webb Llp, 47 Old Steyne, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1NW

Home buying in Kemp Town is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Conveyancer instructed by the owners on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner acting for the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering additional questions from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions raised by the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the owner, 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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