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Conveyancing in Portslade : Keep it Local

Top reasons to let us assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Portslade

  • 1 Portslade property lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Portslade
  • 3 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Portslade will be carried out by a solicitor on your bank authorised panel.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Portslade is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Portslade lawyer have established excellent working relationships with Portslade local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your home move in Portslade.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Portslade since November 2023*

Transfer

of terraced property, St Leonards Avenue, BN3 4QH completing on 13/11/2023 at a price of £670,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Disposal

of terraced property, Stoney Lane, BN43 6LA completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £313,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of apartment New Church Road BN3 4AE, at the agreed price of £340,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion

Sale

of flat Osborne Villas BN3 2RX, at buying consideration of £420,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portslade

The mortgage agreement from HSBC for the refinancing of my 2 bedroom garden flat is expected imminently. Are you able to put forward a low cost conveyancing law firm in Portslade?

You are on the wrong site if you are in need of the lowest fares for conveyancing solicitors in Portslade. Our intention is to offer excellent value conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Avoid the trap of appointing companies enticing you with £100 conveyancing in Portslade. The optimum result, in deciding on cheap conveyancing, you will receive what you pay for and at worst you will end up being stung for extras and still not get the service expected.

We were just about to sign contracts for a garden flat in Portslade. We encountered a snag. The loan offer with The Mortgage Works expires on 9/4/2024 but the vendors are insisting on a completion date of 11/4/2024. Is it possible to extend the mortgage expiry date?

The best person to deal with your concern is your solicitors who is in a position to calculate if they better off negotiating with the mortgage company, owner’s solicitors, selling agents or possibly all three given what has happend in your transaction to date.

Do I need to visit the offices of the solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Portslade so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.

Whereas this was necessary twenty years ago, most banks no longer require their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the mortgagors signature. You will still be obliged to supply ID documents and there are still manifest benefits to instructing a local practitioner, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Portslade.

Is it possible to switch solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Accord Mortgages Ltd conveyancing panel. I hired a family conveyancing solicitor in Portslade five minutes from me but the firm is not accepted by Accord Mortgages Ltd

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Portslade on the Accord Mortgages Ltd panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we on the directory do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Portslade. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Portslade.

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my garden flat in Portslade. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, however I have recently received a half-yearly service charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should clear the maintenance contribution as normal because all rents and maintenance charges should be allotted on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

Portslade Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries before buying

    The majority of Portslade leasehold apartments will incur a service charge for the upkeep of the building set on behalf of the landlord. Where you purchase the flat you will have to meet this charge, normally quarterly accross the year. This may vary from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. In all probability there will be a rentcharge to be met yearly, this is usually not a exorbitant amount, say around £25-£75 but you need to check it because sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds. Best to be warned whether fixing the lift or some other significant cost is due shortly that will be shared amongst the leasehold owners and may well dramatically impact the level of the service charges or require a specific payment. How is the lease structured?

I am planning to sell my parking space which is on a separate legal title at HMLR and hope to get 20,000 or so, to clear debts. There is a mortgage with Coventry BS. Is it possible for you to suggest a cheapish property lawyer as the standard £500-600 reduces the return somewhat. Although I live in Portslade I dont have to appoint a Portslade property lawyer.

LenderPanel.com is limited to being a directory service for property lawyers who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Coventry BS in certain areas for instance Portslade . Our intention is not to recommend any specific conveyancing practitioner.

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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 non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Portslade specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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

Typically, Portslade conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related documents
  • Sending draft papers to the conveyancer representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to further enquires from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if applicable)

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

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