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Reasons to use our Portslade conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Portslade has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 2 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Portslade are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Portslade and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 The firms shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Portslade
  • 5 This site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Portslade will be conducted by a property lawyer on your lender’s approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Portslade since July 2021*

Disposal

of terraced property, Easthill Way, BN41 2FB completing on 22/07/2021 at a price of £410,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Transfer

of house property, Valley Road, BN41 2TJ completing on 17/08/2021 at a price of £365,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Conveyance

of flat St Leonards Avenue BN3 4QH, sold for £230,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of terraced property, Hangleton Valley Drive, BN3 8FE completing on 19/07/2021 at a price of £490,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portslade

What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in Portslade?

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Portslade or throughout England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the transaction. For instance, the vendor, estate agent and even potentially the mortgage company. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Portslade should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the transaction whose responsibility is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.

There is a worrying increase in the "blame" culture- someone has to be at fault for the process taking so long. You your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor ahead of the other players in the conveyancing process.

Are all Portslade Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel?

It is true that some banks and building societies now make use of CQS as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Bank of Ireland. I assume I don't need a Portslade conveyancer on the Bank of Ireland panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Bank of Ireland mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Bank of Ireland mortgage from the register. Bank of Ireland, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Bank of Ireland has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Bank of Ireland has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Bank of Ireland mortgage has been paid off.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Portslade. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £175. Soon after, the lawyer contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nottingham panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I'm buying my first flat in Portslade with the aid of help to buy. The sellers refused to move on the amount so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep told me not to tell my conveyancer about the deal as it will jeopardize my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Is it possible to swap firm as I have to choose a firm on the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing panel. I hired a family conveyancing solicitor in Portslade five minutes from me but he is not approved by Chelsea Building Society

It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Portslade on the Chelsea Building Society panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we list do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Portslade. In utilising search facility on this page, you can contrast costs for conveyancing solicitors in Portslade and throughout England and Wales.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Portslade. I have discover a site which appears to be the perfect offering If there is a chance to get all formalities completed via phone that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? 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?

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Portslade. Before I get started I require certainty as to the unexpired term of the lease.

If the lease is registered - and almost all are in Portslade - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I invested in buying a studio flat in Portslade, conveyancing formalities finalised February 2006. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable flats in Portslade with over 90 years remaining are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease ceases on 21st October 2076

With just 55 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £31,400 and £36,200 plus costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Portslade

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Portslade practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Portslade regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Portslade with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Portslade. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial 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 practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Portslade practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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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