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  • 1 No matter what any alternative lawyers inform you it could be necessary to attend your solicitor to execute documents. There are various parties with involved in a house sale without having to include the postman into the equation.
  • 2 Lindfield property lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 The companies listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 4 This site is the only site that enables you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Lindfield will be carried out by a conveyancer on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 5 Using a high street Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lindfield since October 2021*

Transfer

of detached residence premises, Newton Road, RH16 2ND completing on 11/10/2021 at a price of £455,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of house property, East Wick, RH16 2TH completing on 12/10/2021 at a price of £262,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of house residence, The Welkin, RH16 2PW completing on 21/10/2021 at a price of £365,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of flat Heath Road RH16 3BQ, at buying price of £220,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lindfield

My nephew is about to exchange on a new build apartment in Lindfield with a home loan from Skipton. His lawyer has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Skipton conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Skipton conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Lindfield is more expensive?

Lindfield leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

four months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Lindfield took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. 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 premises 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.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Lindfield. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Lindfield

    Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. 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. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

All being well we will complete our sale of a £350,000 garden flat in Lindfield next week. The managing agents has quoted £396 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Lindfield?

For the majority of leasehold sales in Lindfield conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Addressing pre-exchange questions Where consent is required before sale in Lindfield Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Lindfield leasehold premises is £350. For Lindfield conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to supply the information.

I invested in buying a 1st floor flat in Lindfield, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable flats in Lindfield with an extended lease are worth £195,000. The ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease runs out on 21st October 2085

With 63 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £16,200 and £18,600 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

I happen to be an executor of my recently deceased mum’s Will, with a property in Lindfield which is to be marketed. The bungalow is unregistered at HMLR and I'm advised that many estate agents will insist that it is completed before they will move forward. What's the mechanism for this?

In the situation you refer to it seems sensible to seek to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. The Land Registry’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and official copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Lindfield regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lindfield specialising in commercial conveyancing in Lindfield. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Waugh & Co, 3 Heath Square, Boltro Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1BD
  • Parfitt Cresswell 'trading As Colemans', Paddockhall Chambers, Paddockhall Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1HF
  • Mulcare Jenkins Solicitors, 5a Muster Green, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4AP
  • Rohan Solicitors Llp, Aviation House, 1-7 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4DZ
  • Whetham & Green, 54 Crescent Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8EQ

Planning law solicitors in Lindfield regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lindfield with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Parfitt Cresswell 'trading As Colemans', Paddockhall Chambers, Paddockhall Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1HF
  • Rohan Solicitors Llp, Aviation House, 1-7 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4DZ

Typically, Lindfield conveyancing for a sale includes some of the following tasks

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the solicitor representing the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering additional questions from the buyer’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions raised by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the vendor, the estate agent and redeeming the mortgage (where appropriate)

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

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