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Peacehaven Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 103 days for conveyancing in Peacehaven
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Peacehaven that are buy to let is 12%
  • 4 125 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Peacehaven
  • 5 87% freehold and 13% leasehold conveyancing in Peacehaven for this year to date

Examples of recent conveyancing in Peacehaven since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Peacehaven

My previous solicitor has sent a quote for £1350 for leasehold conveyancing in Peacehaven. I am looking to sell a Victorian property for £275,000. Is this too much? Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Peacehaven?

The costs illustration is fractionally on the steep side. If you shop around you might reduce the fees marginally by perhaps £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you couldcome to regret opting for an an untested lawyer. If is important to ensure the solicitor can also act for your lender. Do utilise our search tool to find a Peacehaven conveyancing company on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Peacehaven.

Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Peacehaven even if I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for example where I intend to acquire a shop in Peacehaven with a mortgage from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society?

Our comparison service is primarily used to help choose residential conveyancing solicitors in Peacehaven but we have listed towards the bottom of this page some Peacehaven commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the solicitors directly to see if they can also act for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society

My Solicitor in Peacehaven is not listed on the Alliance & Leicester Solicitor Panel. Can I still use my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Alliance & Leicester approved list?

Your options are as follows:

  1. Carry on with your preferred Peacehaven solicitors but Alliance & Leicester will need to use a lawyer on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional overall conveyancing fees and result in delays.
  2. Find a new practitioner to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are on the Alliance & Leicester panel

My wife and I own a terraced Georgian house in Peacehaven. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Barclays . I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Peacehaven and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.

I was pointed in your direction by a few selling agents in Peacehaven to select a conveyancer using your seach tool. Is there a financial upside for Estate Agents to market your site ahead of a competitor’s?

We refuse to offer any commission for directing people our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Peacehaven conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Peacehaven conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Peacehaven conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be useful:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in Peacehaven who can give a testimonial?

I acquired a 2 bed flat in Peacehaven, conveyancing having been completed 10 years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Comparable properties in Peacehaven with an extended lease are worth £255,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2097

With just 73 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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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 non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Peacehaven practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may 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

Typically, Peacehaven conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Peacehaven conveyancing searches with respect to the title
  • Assessing draft contract and other documentation collated by the owner’s conveyancer
  • Raising questions with the owner’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Going through replies prepared by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where appropriate)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; reporting to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in ownership and the mortgage (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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