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5 reasons to let us assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Portslade

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Portslade is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal links with Portslade selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 The practices identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Portslade
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Portslade have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Portslade and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Portslade since June 2022*

Disposal

of semi property, Foredown Drive, BN41 2BF completing on 15/07/2022 at a price of £537,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of semi-detached residence, Mill Lane, BN41 2DF completing on 11/07/2022 at a price of £536,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of detached residence premises, Foredown Drive, BN41 2BD completing on 04/07/2022 at a price of £465,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Sale

of house property, Southdown Road, BN41 2HN completing on 20/06/2022 at a price of £440,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portslade

Me and my fiance are planning to purchase a 3 bedroom apartment in Portslade with a mortgage. We would like to retain our Portslade conveyancer, but the bank says she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the bank panel firms or keep our Portslade property lawyer as well as pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; can we not demand that the bank use our Portslade property lawyer ?

No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Portslade conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Me and my partner are soon to complete on the purchase of a house in Portslade but as a result of damage from some water damage at the property I have managed to agree recompense from the vendor of £2k by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but TSB will not permit this. Should they have been involved?

Your conveyancer that is on the TSB conveyancing panel is duty bound to advise TSB of any changes to the sale price. If you prohibit your property lawyer to notify the price change to TSB then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, TSB and you would have to appoint a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Portslade.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Portslade is more expensive?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Portslade and elsewhere usually necessitates extra due diligence compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes lease investigation, liaising with the landlord about serving applicable notices, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, securing the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different owners have owned the lease since it was first granted.

Hoping to buy a property located in Portslade and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Portslade. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Portslade area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Portslade. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

In searching the world wide web for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Portslade it shows results of many solicitorslocally. How do I determine which is the right conveyancing solicitor for me?

The preferential way of choosing the right conveyancer is via personal referral, so enquire of colleagues and those you trust who have purchased a property in Portslade or a local estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Portslade differ, so it's sensible to secure at least three costs illustrations from varying types of conveyancers. Be sure to obtain confirmation what costs in the quote includes.

I've recently bought a leasehold property in Portslade. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I inherited a 1 bedroom flat in Portslade, conveyancing having been completed 10 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Corresponding 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 only 54 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £32,300 and £37,400 as well as professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. 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 you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Portslade

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Portslade specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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 specialising in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • 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

Residential in Portslade is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the property lawyer representing the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to additional queries from the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where applicable)

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

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