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Newhaven Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 94% freehold and 6% leasehold conveyancing in Newhaven for this year to date
  • 2 119 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Newhaven
  • 3 June was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Newhaven
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £6,047
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Newhaven that are buy to let is 23%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Newhaven since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newhaven

Do the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend conduct attended exchange conveyancing in Newhaven?

There are a few conveyancing experts who can conduct one day exchanges. Do call us to secure a fee calculation and details as to availability.

We are planning to purchase with Earl Shilton BS. We have called around locally but am struggling to find a Newhaven conveyancing firm on the Earl Shilton BS panel. Could you assist?

You should take advantage of the search tool on this site. Pick the lender and type Newhaven or your preferred area and you will be presented with numerous conveyancers offices in Newhaven or near you.

I happen to be the only recipient of my late father’s will and I have everything in my name alone, including the house in Newhaven. The Newhaven property was put into my name in February. I plan to dispose of the property. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship could be treated the same way as if I'd bought the property in February. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be caught by that. How sensible a view banks take of it, depend on the bank as this clause is primarily there to identify the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

I am expecting a DIP from TSB this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do TSB recommend any Newhaven solicitors on the TSB conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Newhaven solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the TSB conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and TSB through the process.

I'm at the point of looking at flats in Newhaven and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Santander.

You should start obtaining conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the estate agent. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Santander, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Santander conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Newhaven?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Newhaven. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Newhaven. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Newhaven

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. 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. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

Are there any apps to assist me to locate a Newhaven solicitor on the The Royal Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am willing to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the solicitor.

You can use the tool on this website. Please pick a bank and your location and you will see a number of Newhaven conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some Newhaven conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can call them to check whether they are on the The Royal Bank of Scotland panel

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Newhaven regulated by the SRA

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

  • Chrismas Ogden Solicitors Limited, Howard Cottage, Broomans Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LT
  • Astburys, Lewes House, 32 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LU
  • Adams & Remers Llp, Trinity House, School Hill, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2NN
  • Lewes Smith, Albion House, Albion Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2NF
  • Morgan Kelly Solicitors Limited, Castleworks, Westgate Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YR

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Newhaven

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Newhaven practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Astburys, Lewes House, 32 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LU
  • Adams & Remers Llp, Trinity House, School Hill, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2NN

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

  • Lawyer instructed by the seller once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and related documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the solicitor acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to further enquires from the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions raised by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the seller, the estate agent and paying off the home loan (where relevant)

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

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