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Rye Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 33 days for registration of title in Rye
  • 2 93% freehold and 7% leasehold conveyancing in Rye for this year to date
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £14,867
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Rye that are buy to let is 5%
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 58 days for conveyancing in Rye

Examples of recent conveyancing in Rye since June 2022*


of terraced premises, Church Square, TN31 7HE completing on 07/07/2022 at a price of £640,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi-detached property, Winchelsea Road, TN31 7EJ completing on 14/07/2022 at a price of £250,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges


of terraced premises, Love Lane, TN31 7NE completing on 12/07/2022 at a price of £687,500. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties


of terraced property, Belle Vue, TN31 7FA completing on 15/07/2022 at a price of £495,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, ordering official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rye

Completed the sale of my flat in Rye last May yet the purchaser is whats apping every few hours to moan that her solicitor needs to hear from mine. What should have happened following completion?

After completion of your sale your lawyer should send the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. If applicable, your lawyer should also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion requirements peculiar conveyancing in Rye.

I am helping my niece sell her flat in Rye. Does the conveyancing solicitor arrange an energy assessment or do I organise this?

After the demise of Home Packs, energy assessments was retained a mandatory component of selling a property. An energy performance certificate should be to hand before the property is advertised. It is not a task that conveyancers normally arrange. Where you are using a Rye conveyancing lawyer they might help arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with reputable local accredited person

I am buying a property in Rye. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Nationwide have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Nationwide your lawyer must follow the conveyancing instructions set out in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Nationwide. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook includes minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Nationwide where a lease fails to comply with these specifications. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not limited to Rye.

I can not fathom if my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Rye building society branch on numerous occasions and was told it does not affect the mortgage offer and they would lend. My Rye conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they will not lend based on their published requirements. I have no idea who is right.

Your property lawyer must follow the CML Handbook section two provisions for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

Should my solicitor be raising questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Rye.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Rye. Some people will acquire a house in Rye, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that can be initiated by the buyer or by their solicitors which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Rye. The standard completed inquiry forms given to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual inquiry of the seller to discover whether the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer could bring a legal claim for losses resulting from an incorrect reply. The buyer’s solicitors may also conduct an enviro search. This will disclose whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be carried out.

How does conveyancing in Rye differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Rye come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because developers in Rye tend to purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Rye or who has acted in the same development.

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My partner has suggested that I appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Rye. Should I use them?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Rye conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to find a conveyancing lawyer is to have feedback from friends or relatives who have previously instructed the conveyancer that you are are thinking of instructing.

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What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Rye?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding buying and selling property and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Rye. When using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you should:
  • Have an honest and lawful service.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Be supplied with your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Be supplied with a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Be provided with a speedy, independent and comprehensive service when if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Rye.

Domestic conveyancing in Rye normally entails the following:

  • Lawyer instructed by the owners once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and related documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering additional enquires from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the seller, the estate agent and redeeming the home loan (where appropriate)

Whether you are going through a divorce or breakup or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Rye has some of the following tasks:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (where appropriate)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the buyer and the home loan (if applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

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