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Peacehaven Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 84% freehold and 16% leasehold conveyancing in Peacehaven for last year
  • 2 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Peacehaven is 18% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 3 125 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Peacehaven
  • 4 April was the busiest month and June was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Peacehaven
  • 5 Average time from start to completion was 104 days for conveyancing in Peacehaven

Examples of recent conveyancing in Peacehaven since October 2021*

Disposal

of semi-detached premises, Longhill Road, BN2 7BE completing on 19/10/2021 at a price of £775,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Conveyance

of flat May Road BN2 3ED, sold for £278,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced residence, Talbot Terrace, BN7 2DS completing on 26/10/2021 at a price of £617,500. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Sale

of semi property, Bevendean Crescent, BN2 4RD completing on 13/10/2021 at a price of £313,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Peacehaven

When it comes to mortgage companies such as UBS, do Peacehaven lawyers have to pay a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are unaware of any bank fees to be on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

We are getting the release of further funds on our mortgage from Clydesdale as we want to carry out alterations to our home in Peacehaven. Do we need to appoint a local Peacehaven solicitor on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Clydesdale would not normally instruct firms on their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Clydesdale list.

My offer was accepted on an apartment in Peacehaven on 7/12/2021, valuation was booked 4 days after, received a clean bill of health. Solicitor appointed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Yorkshire BS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Are Yorkshire BS entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Yorkshire BS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Various internet forums that I have visited warn that are the main reason for delay in Peacehaven conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the most frequent causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Peacehaven.

How does conveyancing in Peacehaven differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Peacehaven come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because builders in Peacehaven tend to acquire the land, 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 Peacehaven or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Peacehaven is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in Peacehaven are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Peacehaven you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Peacehaven 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.

My company is hoping to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering no-sale-no charges for non-domestic conveyancing in Peacehaven for below 1500k?

We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Peacehaven, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. If you are hoping to acquire or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we can find you the right lawyer. Regarding the costs this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Please provide us with your contact information or call us so that we can provide you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing quote.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for purchase conveyancing in Peacehaven. I've stumble across a web site which appears to be the ideal answer If it is possible to get all the legals completed via web that would be ideal. Should I be wary? 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?

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Peacehaven

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Peacehaven with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Peacehaven with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Peacehaven. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Peacehaven?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding purchasing and selling property and cover conveyancing nationwide not just Peacehaven. When using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you should:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful service.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Have a speedy, independent and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Peacehaven about your conveyancing in Peacehaven.

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

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