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Lewes Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Lewes is 18% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 was the busiest month and was the next busiest month while was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Lewes
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £11,933
  • 4 99 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Lewes
  • 5 Average time frame of 44 days for registration of title in Lewes

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lewes since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewes

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Lewes?

If you are buying a property in Lewes your lawyer will request that you place them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is payable against the total price then this should be required shortly in advance of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is due should be transferred a few days ahead of the day of completion.

I am purchasing a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Lewes who is on the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Birmingham Midshires in certain locations such as Lewes. We dont recommend any particular firm.

I have been told that property searches are a common cause of hinderance in Lewes conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the top 10 causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Lewes.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Lewes is the location of the property. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in Lewes are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Lewes you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Lewes may ascertain 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.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandfather I am selling a residence in Monmouth but reside in Lewes. My solicitor (approximately 250 kilometers from meneeds me to sign a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Lewes to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Lewes based

Is it true that a Lewes conveyancing solicitor has court proceedings brought against them by clients for failing to conduct the right conveyancing searches?

We are not aware of such a Lewes conveyancing matter but it has been reported that, clients buying a property elsewhere in England successfully sued their solicitor as a consequence of development plans to construct a wind farm not being picked up in conveyancing searches.

Where you are thinking of buying a home in Lewes It is critical that your property lawyer carry out all Lewes conveyancing searches needed making sure that you have accurate and current information ahead of acquiring a home in Lewes.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Lewes regulated by the SRA

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

  • Juliet Bellis & Co, Isfield Place, Isfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5XR
  • Adams & Remers Llp, Trinity House, School Hill, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2NN
  • Lewes Smith, Albion House, Albion Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2NF
  • Astburys, Lewes House, 32 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LU
  • Chrismas Ogden Solicitors Limited, Howard Cottage, Broomans Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LT

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Lewes

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lewes specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Juliet Bellis & Co, Isfield Place, Isfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5XR
  • Adams & Remers Llp, Trinity House, School Hill, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2NN
  • Astburys, Lewes House, 32 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LU
  • Rix & Kay Solicitors Llp, The Courtyard, River Way, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1SL
  • Dawson Hart Solicitors Limited, The Old Grammar School, Church Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1BH

Planning law solicitors in Lewes regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lewes with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Rix & Kay Solicitors Llp, The Courtyard, River Way, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1SL
  • Dawson Hart Solicitors Limited, The Old Grammar School, Church Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1BH

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

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