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Reasons to use our Newhaven conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Newhaven conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Newhaven
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Newhaven solicitor have established valuable connections with Newhaven local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Newhaven.
  • 3 Excellent communication and pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Newhaven property deals can become significantly more complicated because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Newhaven have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Newhaven and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Newhaven governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Newhaven since November 2023*


of terraced residence, North Way, BN25 3HP completing on 22/11/2023 at a price of £550,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties


of apartment Sutton Road BN25 4QQ, purchased for £130,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities


of semi premises, The Furlongs, BN26 5XS completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £775,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers


of detached residence property, Donnington Road, BN2 6WH completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £605,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newhaven

Last November we completed a house move in Newhaven. We have noticed several problems with the property which we suspect were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? What searches should? have been carried out for conveyancing in Newhaven?

The query is not clear as what problems have arisen and if they are relate to conveyancing in Newhaven. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated during the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, the vendor fills in a questionnaire known as a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information turns out to be inaccurate, then you may have a claim against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Newhaven.

Will my solicitor be raising questions about flooding during the conveyancing in Newhaven.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers specialising in conveyancing in Newhaven. There are those who purchase a house in Newhaven, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that can be initiated by the buyer or by their conveyancers which should figure out the risks in Newhaven. The standard information sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard question of the owner to determine whether the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the owner, then a purchaser may issue a compensation claim resulting from an inaccurate response. The buyer’s lawyers may also carry out an environmental report. This will higlight if there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be made.

How does conveyancing in Newhaven differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Newhaven contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because developers in Newhaven typically buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Newhaven or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Newhaven is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Newhaven are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Newhaven you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Newhaven may decide 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.

What does commercial conveyancing in Newhaven cover?

Newhaven conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide array of guidance, provided by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. For instance, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandmother I am disposing of a property in Cardiff but I am based in Newhaven. My solicitor (based 200 kilometers awayrequires that I execute a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Newhaven who can attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you should not need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Newhaven based

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Newhaven

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Newhaven practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Newhaven regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Newhaven with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Newhaven. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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 conveyancing in Newhaven normally entails the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Newhaven searches for the property
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other documentation collated by the vendor’s lawyer
  • Raising queries with the owner’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the sale agreement
  • Assessing replies provided by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer document
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (if appropriate)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completion of and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the home loan (where applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

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