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You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Newhaven but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Reasons to use our Newhaven conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Newhaven property deals can become significantly more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based many miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Newhaven
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers are located in Newhaven - if so sets of lawyers will be less confrontational
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Newhaven is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Newhaven property lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Newhaven since June 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newhaven

I am hoping to receive a mortgage offer from Halifax. My intention is to use a Licensed Conveyancer in Newhaven. Does the Halifax Solicitor panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Halifax approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

We are about to exchange contracts for a freehold house in Newhaven. We encountered a stumbling block. The mortgage offer with Halifax runs out on 20/11/2023 but the sellers are insisting on a completion date of 22/11/2023. Can one extend the loan expiry date?

The best person to address this concern is your solicitors who is in a position to assess whether he or she is better off negotiating with the mortgage company, seller’s representatives, estate agents or possibly all three given the history of your conveyancing as of today.

Completed the sale of my flat in Newhaven last June but my buyer keeps calling every few hours complaining that his lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?

Following your disposal your lawyer is committed to deliver the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer should also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers lawyers. There are no post completion tasks just for conveyancing in Newhaven.

I am considering applying for a TSB mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in Newhaven with 65 per cent loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for TSB ?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the TSB conveyancing panel, but TSB would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.

I am buying a house and the lawyer has mentioned Chancel Repair for which the property could be liable as it falls into the area of such a church. She has mentioned insurance. Is this strictly required for conveyancing in Newhaven

Unless a prior acquisition of the premises took place after 12 October 2013 you can expect solicitors handling conveyancing in Newhaven to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Newhaven. I have stumble upon a web site which seems to have the perfect answer If there is a chance to get all the legals done via web that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Newhaven regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Newhaven practicing in commercial conveyancing in Newhaven. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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

Purchase in Newhaven is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Lawyer instructed by the buyer once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Carrying out Newhaven property searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other papers prepared the vendor’s conveyancer
  • Submitting queries with the owner’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Assessing replies prepared by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer document
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (where relevant)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; summarising to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HMLR.

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

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated papers
  • Sending draft papers to the conveyancer acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering supplemental enquires from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the seller, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where applicable)

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

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