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Reasons to use our Portslade conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Portslade conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Portslade
  • 2 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Portslade will be carried out by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 3 Portslade conveyancer are the key to a successful Portslade home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 Chances are that the other side’s lawyers are located in Portslade - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational
  • 5 The firms shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Portslade since October 2021*


of apartment Marine Parade BN2 1PE, at purchase amount of £280,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client


of terraced premises, Roundway, BN1 9AQ completing on 20/10/2021 at a price of £465,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portslade

I can't travel far from Portslade. I would like to know the logic why all Portslade solicitors are not on all bank panels?

Banks tend to impose restrictions on either the nature or volume of conveyancing practices on their approved list of lawyers. Frequent examples of such restriction(s) being that a practice needs to have at least two partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some banks such as HSBC decided to reduce the number of conveyancers they allow to act for them. It is worth noting that mortgage companies have no accountability for the quality of service supplied by any Portslade conveyancing practitioner on their panel. Property fraud was the primary trigger for the culling of solicitor panels in the last decade even though there are contrary assessments about whether solicitors sat at the center of that fraud. Statistics published by HM Land Registry exposes that thousands of law organisations only conduct less than three conveyances annually. Those vindicating conveyancing panel cuts ask why conveyancing firms deserve any entitlement to be listed on a bank panel when it is apparent that property law is not their primary expertise?

Can your site be used to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Portslade even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for instance if I want to buy a shop in Portslade with a loan from The Royal Bank of Scotland?

Our comparison service is predominantly there to get a quote from residential conveyancing solicitors in Portslade but we have set out at the end of this page a few Portslade commercial conveyancing firms. You should enquire with the company directly to see if they are also authorised to represent The Royal Bank of Scotland

I am considering applying for a TSB mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Portslade with 70% loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for TSB ?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the TSB conveyancing panel, but TSB 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.

I need some expedited conveyancing in Portslade as I have an ultimatum to complete inside 4 weeks. Fortunately I do not need a mortgage. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not taking a home loan you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no solicitor would suggest that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Portslade the following are examples of issues that can be revealed and therefore affect future mortgageability: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...

Am I better off to use a Portslade conveyancing solicitor based in the vicinity that I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can deal with the legal work but her office is 400kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a high street Portslade conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to execute paperwork, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and the majority were happy that must outweigh using an unknown Portslade conveyancing lawyer just because they are local.

When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in Portslade what are the most common lease problems?

Leasehold conveyancing in Portslade is not unique. Most leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain provisions are wrong. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Repairing obligations to or maintain parts of the property

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. National Westminster Bank, Leeds Building Society, and Bank of Ireland all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the buyer to pull out.

I purchased a ground floor flat in Portslade, conveyancing having been completed June 2003. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar properties in Portslade with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease ends on 21st October 2074

With just 52 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £29,500 and £34,000 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance 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 with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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 small selection of solicitors in Portslade specialising in commercial conveyancing in Portslade. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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 practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • 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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