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Lewes Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Lewes that are buy to let is 11%
  • 3 76% freehold and 24% leasehold conveyancing in Lewes for this year to date
  • 4 October was the busiest month and February was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Lewes
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £20,261

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lewes since June 2022*

Transfer

of terraced premises, Christie Avenue, BN8 5JT completing on 07/07/2022 at a price of £510,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced property, Orchard Road, BN7 2HB completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £445,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, South Street, BN7 2BU completing on 12/07/2022 at a price of £675,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced property, Western Road, BN8 4NX completing on 23/06/2022 at a price of £520,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewes

I am due to exchange buying a house in Lewes but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have was able negotiate compensation from the vendor in the sum of three thousand pounds by way of a deduction in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of amending the contract but Skipton are not allowing this. Why were they approached?

The conveyancing practitioner being on a Skipton conveyancing panel is obliged to inform Skipton of any amendments to the sale price. If you prohibit your property lawyer to disclose the reduction to Skipton then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Skipton and you would have to appoint a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Lewes.

It is a dozen years since I bought my property in Lewes. Conveyancing solicitors have now been instructed on the sale but I can't track down my title deeds. Is this a problem?

Don’t worry too much. First the deeds may be with your lender or they may be in the possession of the lawyers who handled the purchase. Secondly the chances are that the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers acquiring current official copies of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Lewes involves registered property but in the rare situation where your home is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could impact a commercial property in Lewes?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Lewes will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Lewes. The search result provides definitive information 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 Lewes.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Lewes it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may result in delays to Lewes commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Lewes.

I'm buying my first flat in Lewes with a mortgage from Nationwide Building Society. The builders would not reduce the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The property agent suggested that I not inform my lawyer about the deal as it will impact my mortgage with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

What is different about your site and alternative internet conveyancing solicitors for conveyancing in Lewes?

At this site obtain a conveyancing costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the nuances for your conveyancing in Lewes. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not charge firms a commission if you appoint them for your conveyancing in Lewes

Should I appoint a Lewes conveyancing practitioner based in the vicinity that I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can handle the legal work however his firm is located 200kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a high street Lewes conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to sign documents, present your ID and pester them if necessary. Having local Lewes know how is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust used your friend and they were content that should trump using an unknown Lewes conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being round the corner.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Lewes

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lewes with expertise 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Lewes regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lewes specialising in commercial conveyancing in Lewes. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

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 special planning controls
  • 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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