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Peacehaven Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Peacehaven is 18% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Peacehaven that are buy to let is 14%
  • 4 88% freehold and 12% leasehold conveyancing in Peacehaven for this year to date
  • 5 124 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Peacehaven

Examples of recent conveyancing in Peacehaven since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Peacehaven

I require conveyancing for an apartment in a relatively new development (seven years old) in Peacehaven. The vast majority the properties have already been occupied. Do I need carry out the local searches as part of conveyancing in Peacehaven?

If you are acquiring a property with the assistance of a mortgage, your mortgage company will insist on some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Peacehaven conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. No doubt your conveyancer, will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have the searches done, but he or she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you demand that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or you will need to swap to an alternative solicitor for your conveyancing in Peacehaven.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to visit the offices of the solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Peacehaven so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.

Nowadays conveyancing panel lawyers for banks undertake their work via the post, internet or over phone calls. This enables them to undertake the legal work for your home move regardless of where you live in England or Wales. However you can check if you have the option of attending the offices of your conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.

Will commercial conveyancing searches disclose proposed roadworks that could affect a commercial property in Peacehaven?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Peacehaven will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Peacehaven. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Peacehaven.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Peacehaven it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could cause delays to Peacehaven commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Peacehaven.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for purchase conveyancing in Peacehaven. I happened to chance upon a web site which seems to have the perfect offering If there is a chance to get all this stuff done via phone that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

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?

What makes a Peacehaven lease unmortgageable?

Leasehold conveyancing in Peacehaven is not unique. Most leases are individual and drafting errors can result in certain provisions are erroneous. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts. Repairing obligations to or maintain elements of the premises

You may have difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Accord Mortgages Ltd, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Bank of Ireland all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to withdraw.

Peacehaven Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider before buying

    The answer will be useful as a) areas can result in problems in the building as the common areas may begin to deteriorate where services are not paid for b) if the tenants have an issue with the managing agents you will need to know about it Are there any major works on the horizon that could add a premium to the service fees? How long is the Lease?

Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the lender approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?

Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the bank conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the mortgage company solicitor panel.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Peacehaven regulated by the SRA

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

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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Peacehaven

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Peacehaven with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Astburys, Lewes House, 32 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LU
  • Adams & Remers Llp, Trinity House, School Hill, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2NN
  • James Mead, 61 Hanover Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9SP
  • Gerard Maye Legal Limited, 176 Edward Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0JB
  • Burt Brill & Cardens Limited, 30 Old Steine, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1FL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Peacehaven regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Peacehaven practicing in commercial conveyancing in Peacehaven. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Morgan Kelly Solicitors Limited, Castleworks, Westgate Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YR
  • Chrismas Ogden Solicitors Limited, Howard Cottage, Broomans Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LT
  • Astburys, Lewes House, 32 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LU
  • Lewes Smith, Albion House, Albion Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2NF
  • Adams & Remers Llp, Trinity House, School Hill, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2NN

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

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