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Examples of recent conveyancing in Portslade since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portslade

My partner and I swapping mortgage lender for our maisonette in Portslade with HSBC. We have a son approaching twenty who lives at home. Our solicitor requested us to identify any adults other than ourselves who reside at the property. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the property is forfeited by the lender. I have two questions (1) Is this form unique to the HSBC conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we remortgaged 4 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?

On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to HSBC. This is solely used to protect HSBC if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of HSBC had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

I am considering applying for a Co-operative mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in Portslade with 65 per cent LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Co-operative ?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Co-operative conveyancing panel, but Co-operative would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.

There are plenty of conveyancing solicitors in Portslade but how do I know who I should use?

It would be unwise to be swayed by the lowest Portslade conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Portslade. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?

Given that you are now for all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you now have to instruct a conveyancing lawyer soon as you now have a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the deal. An auction property will have an associated auction pack. This will likely include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold premises the legal papers should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation pertinent to a leasehold property. You should pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that you have funds in place to complete on the on the contractual date .

I am buying a property in Portslade. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Skipton be concerned?

As your lender is Skipton your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing instructions set out in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Skipton. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Skipton where a lease fails to satisfy these requirements. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not isolated to Portslade.

I require quick conveyancing in Portslade as I am faced with a deadline to complete within 4 weeks. Fortunately I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are not obtaining a home loan you are at liberty not to have searches carried out although no law firm would suggest that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Portslade the following are instances of issues that can be revealed and therefore affect future saleability: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...

I am using a search engine for the term conveyancing in Portslade it reveals numerous conveyancersin the area. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancing solicitor for my move?

The ideal method of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via trusted recommendation, so enquire of colleagues and those you trust who have bought a property in Portslade or a respected estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Portslade differ, so it's a good idea to obtain at least four fee calculations from different law firms. Make sure that you clarify that the costs are guaranteed not to escalate.

Our lender agreed in principle to give us a mortgage. We have retained a high street conveyancer in Portslade two days ago. A couple of hours ago, our mortgage adviser contacted us saying that the bank said that we cannot use our solicitor as they aren't on their 'approved list'. As FTB's, we did not have a clue that the mortgage company had some control over our choice Is this legal?

You are at liberty to use any conveyencer you wish to use including the said conveyancer in Portslade however if they are not on the your lender's panel you must incur additional cost so your lender can appoint their own solicitors as well to protect their interest. It may be possible your preferred conveyancing firm to get added to the bank list of approved firms. You can use online tools such as to find a conveyancing solcitor in Portslade on the bank panel. You can go into your local lender branch in Portslade. They can recommend conveyancing solicitors in Portslade on the 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Portslade regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Portslade specialising in commercial conveyancing in Portslade. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Engleharts, Vallance Hall, Hove Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2DE
  • Acumen Business Law Limited, Regent House, Hove Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2DW
  • 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 specialising 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

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