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Reasons to use our Patcham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Patcham solicitors have a significant advantage when it comes to Patcham conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 2 Using a local Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 Notwithstanding what alternative solicitors advise it just might be important to attend your solicitor to execute documents. There are various parties with involved in a homemove without having to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Patcham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Patcham regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Patcham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Patcham since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Patcham

I am expecting a mortgage with Lloyds. I would like to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Patcham. Does the Lloyds Conveyancing panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Lloyds conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

The owners have rather assertive sellers who has suggested a preliminary agreement with a down payment of 5k. Are such agreements sensible?

This kind of agreement isn't common in Patcham, conveyancers will often try and steer clients away from them as they detract from the primary objective, namely conveyancing and if you end up losing your deposit then the solicitor is left exposed. Secondly, there is no assurance that just because the vendor has entered into a lock out contract they will complete the sale with you. They may be in contravention of the contract if they are offered a large enough incentive to do so because a wronged purchaser with the benefit of a lockoutcontract will still be legally obliged to show losses as a consequence of the breach and these may not amount to the financial benefit that your vendor may secure by breaching the agreement, however morally condemnable that may be.

Please explain the implications if my lawyer’s firm is removed from the Kent Reliance Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Patcham?

The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

How does conveyancing in Patcham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Patcham come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because house builders in Patcham usually purchase the real estate, 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 used to new build conveyancing in Patcham or who has acted in the same development.

Am I right to be concerned that estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a nationwide conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Patcham conveyancing practice?

As with lots of professional services, often input from family and friends can be most helpful. But there are numerous players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies may suggest solicitors to retain. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to select your own lawyer. Don't forget that some lenders specify a panel list of solicitors you are obliged to use for the mortgage aspect of your conveyancing.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Patcham for my house move. Is it possible to check a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?

One can see presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor telephone calls for training requirements.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Patcham

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Patcham specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Hennings Solicitors, 138 Old London Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8YA
  • Dean Wilson Llp, Ridgeland House, 165 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN3 1TL
  • James Mead, 61 Hanover Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9SP
  • Helix Law Limited, 1 Frederick Terrace, Frederick Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AX
  • James & Co, Queensberry House, 106 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3XF

Planning law solicitors in Patcham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Patcham specialising in planning law. This could include advice on special planning controls
  • Mayo Wynne Baxter Llp, Century House, 15-19 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3FE
  • M S Page, 3 The Rise, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2PY

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Patcham is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Representing lender (where applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HMLR.

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

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