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Reasons to use our Rottingdean conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 No matter what any alternative solicitors tell you it just might be necessary to visit your lawyer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 2 Rottingdean conveyancer are the key to a successful Rottingdean conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 3 Over the years Rottingdean conveyancer have developed excellent working relationships with Rottingdean local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Rottingdean.
  • 4 The companies identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 Rottingdean property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Rottingdean conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Rottingdean since February 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rottingdean

My wife and I intend to remortgage our apartment in Rottingdean with Skipton. We have a son 19 who lives with us. Our solicitor requested us to identify any adults other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the property is repossessed. I have a couple of questions (1) Is this document specific to the Skipton conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we purchased 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 Skipton. This is solely used to protect Skipton 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 Skipton 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.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Rottingdean

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Rottingdean and Solicitor firms in Rottingdean to choose from It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal work in the home buying process. Both can handle other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

I am helping my aunt sell her flat in Rottingdean. Does the conveyancing solicitor order an energy performance certificate or it is for me to see to?

After the demise of Home Packs, energy performance certificates was retained a required component of selling a property. An energy performance certificate should be commissioned in advance of the property being marketed. This is not a task that law firms normally arrange. If you are instructing a Rottingdean conveyancing lawyer they might be able to arrange energy performance certificates given their relationships with long established local providers

Our sealed bid on a property in Rottingdean has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The sellers have offered on on an apartment, however it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other apartments booked. I have chosen a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Rottingdean. What should be my next step? When do I get the mortgage application with Nottingham started?

It is understandable to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs too early (home loan application is approx one thousand pounds, then valuation, Rottingdean conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you must check that your solicitor is on the Nottingham approved list. As to the subsequent phase this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, motivation for the property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market some purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Nottingham and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their property lawyer to proceed with searches.

Should my solicitor be raising questions concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Rottingdean.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers specialising in conveyancing in Rottingdean. There are those who purchase a house in Rottingdean, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that may be carried out by the buyer or by their lawyers which will give them a better understanding of the risks in Rottingdean. The standard property information forms sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard inquiry of the seller to determine whether the premises has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the owner, then a purchaser may bring a legal claim for losses stemming from an incorrect answer. A buyer’s solicitors will also carry out an enviro search. This should reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be conducted.

I have recentlydiscovered that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Rottingdean for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I establish that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to check if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Rottingdean conveyancing specialists.

I'm buying my first flat in Rottingdean with a loan from Nottingham Building Society. The developers would not budge the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The estate agent told me not disclose to my conveyancer about this extras as it will adversely affect my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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.

I am looking to sell my house. My former lawyers have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Rottingdean if that affects matters.

Do use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Rottingdean. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Rottingdean regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Rottingdean practicing in commercial conveyancing in Rottingdean. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Sherwood Solicitors, The Little Globe, 153 Edward Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0JG
  • Ashton Commercial Limited, Suite 3, First Floor, Sensor House, 10-12 Lewes Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 3HP
  • Burt Brill & Cardens Limited, 30 Old Steine, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1FL
  • Fitzhugh Gates, 3 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RY
  • Edward Harte Llp, 6 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RA

Planning law solicitors in Rottingdean regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Rottingdean practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Mayo Wynne Baxter Llp, Century House, 15-19 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3FE

Home buying conveyancing in Rottingdean almost always involves the following:

  • Solicitor instructed by the buyer once the offer has been accepted
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Conducting Rottingdean conveyancing searches with respect to the property
  • Reviewing draft sale agreement and other documentation forwarded by the owner’s solicitor
  • Raising questions with the vendor’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the purchase contract
  • Reviewing replies provided by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (if appropriate)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; summarising to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the new ownership and the mortgage (if applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

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