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  • 1 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Kemp Town who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal links with Kemp Town estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Kemp Town property lawyers work in partnership with Kemp Town estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
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  • 5 Our site is the first site offering you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Kemp Town will be carried out by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kemp Town since August 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kemp Town

I plan on buying residence in Kemp Town. My Conveyancer is not on the lender solicitor list. Is it possible for me to continue with my Kemp Town conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the lender approved list?

Your options include

  • Complete the deal with your preferred Kemp Town conveyancing practitioner but your lender will need to use a property lawyer from their approved panel. This will result in additional fees and probable interruption.
  • Get a new solicitor to act in the purchase, making sure they are on the lender conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your conveyancer to attempt to join the mortgage company panel

I am selling my home in Kemp Town. Does my solicitor need to be on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with the discharge of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently currently.

3 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Kemp Town took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. 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.

How does conveyancing in Kemp Town differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Kemp Town come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because developers in Kemp Town tend to purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Kemp Town or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Kemp Town before appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend not give a mortgage on a flying freehold property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you contact us we can investigate further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Kemp Town. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

We are contemplating choosing a web based conveyancing practitioner rather than a Kemp Town conveyancing practice. Am I making a mistake?

Advantages do exist in having the option attend a local Kemp Town conveyancing solicitor such as

  • signing documents same day
  • having one on one explanations of matters that need explaining
  • the ability to raise concerns if matters are not going as expected

When comparing fees, look out for hidden extras. Most decent Kemp Town high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Many online companies seem to offer discounted prices, but have hidden 'extras' in the small print.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Kemp Town regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Kemp Town regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kemp Town with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Kemp Town usually consists of the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the lender (if relevant)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments 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
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the new ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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