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Top 5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Portslade

  • 1 Portslade solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Portslade conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your conveyancing
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Portslade
  • 3 The Portslade conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Portslade
  • 4 Portslade lawyer are the key to a successful Portslade conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Online forums often suggest that in appointing a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Portslade since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portslade

Why would one instruct a Portslade conveyancing practice given that online alternatives are cheap by comparison?

Its a good idea to scrutinise conveyancing costs in Portslade and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t be focused with searching for the lowest priced Portslade conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist solicitor. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone call and are no substitute for a face to face appointment. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you on headway making sure that you are never in the dark. Should it ever be necessary to contact the office you will know who you need to speak to and we'll ensure you are in the know.

Our lawyer has uncovered a a legal deficiency with the lease for the property we are buying in Portslade. The seller’s lawyers have put forward defective title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our conveyancing practitioner says that he must check that the bank is willing to move forward with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the mortgage company ?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the lender are the client. Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the lender can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your conveyancer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

At what point will exchange of contracts take place for sale conveyancing in Portslade and do I need to attend the conveyancers office?

If you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Portslade you are welcome to come in to sign the paperwork. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide as equally comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you digitally. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. A signed contract is necessary for the conveyancer to exchange contracts at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Portslade)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

My wife and I are buying a house in Portslade. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? At some point we will need to send funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

We are getting the release of further funds on our home loan from UBS as we wish to conduct a loft conversion to our property in Portslade. Do we need to appoint a nearby Portslade solicitor on the UBS conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

UBS do not ordinarily require firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the UBS panel.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Portslade. I have a mortgage offer with Leeds Building Society. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Leeds Building Society, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel.

How does conveyancing in Portslade differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Portslade approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because new home sellers in Portslade typically acquire 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 property lawyers 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 Portslade or who has acted in the same development.

What tools are available to locate a Portslade law firm on the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am happy to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the solicitor.

You can use the search on this website. Please choose the bank and your location and you will see a number of Portslade conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some Portslade conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can call them to verify whether they are on the Chelsea Building Society approved list

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Portslade regulated by the SRA

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

  • M S Page, 3 The Rise, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2PY
  • Engleharts, Vallance Hall, Hove Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2DE
  • Griffith Smith Conway, 154a Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2DL
  • Laura Garcia Navarrete, Curtis House, 34 Third Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2PD
  • Goodlaw Solicitors, 6 The Drive, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3JA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Portslade

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Portslade with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Hightrees Law, 26 Brighton Road, Shoreham, West Sussex, BN43 6RG
  • Engleharts, Vallance Hall, Hove Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2DE
  • Griffith Smith Conway, 154a Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2DL
  • Goodlaw Solicitors, 6 The Drive, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3JA
  • Crosby & Woods Solicitors, Sussex House, 75 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BB

Planning law solicitors in Portslade regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Portslade practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • M S Page, 3 The Rise, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2PY
  • Mayo Wynne Baxter Llp, Century House, 15-19 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3FE

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

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