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Rye Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 77% freehold and 23% leasehold conveyancing in Rye for this year to date
  • 2 April was the busiest month and May was the next busiest month while August was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Rye
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 Average time frame of 34 days for registration of title in Rye
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Rye that are buy to let is 5%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Rye since July 2021*

Transfer

of terraced premises, Eagle Road, TN31 7NB completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £445,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of semi premises, Grove Lane, TN31 7PX completing on 16/08/2021 at a price of £1,450,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title

Sale

of terraced premises, Salthouse Close, TN29 9SD completing on 13/08/2021 at a price of £275,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rye

Can the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site execute conveyancing in Rye by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing specialists carrying out 24hr exchanges. Do e-mail us to get a costs illustration and details as to dates.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Rye costs more?

Rye leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

I am assisting my aunt sell her house in Rye. Does the solicitor order the EPC or it is for the owner to see to?

After the demise of HIPs, energy assessments was left as a compulsory component of selling a property. An energy assessment needs to be commissioned before the property is put on the market. It is not something that solicitors normally arrange. Where you are instructing a Rye conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with reputable local providers

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Rye. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?

Having for all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you should retain a conveyancing practitioner soon as you will have a pending a drop dead date to complete the conveyancing. An auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding legal set of papers. This will likely include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the auction papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork relating to leasehold premises. You should give this to the lawyer working for you ASAP. Do make sure that you have funds organised to complete on the on the contractual date .

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Nationwide. I assume I don't need a Rye lawyer on the Nationwide panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Nationwide 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 Nationwide mortgage from the register. Nationwide, 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 Nationwide has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Nationwide has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nationwide mortgage has been paid off.

I require expedited conveyancing in Rye as I am under pressure to complete in less than 2 weeks. A home loan is not required. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are are a cash purchaser you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no law firm would suggest that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Rye the following are examples of issues that can show up and therefore affect market value: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

I am purchasing a new build house in Rye with a loan from Platform Home Loans Ltd. The developers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The estate agent suggested that I not inform my conveyancer about the side-deal as it could affect my mortgage with Platform Home Loans Ltd. 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.

Taking into account that I will soon part with £400,000 on a two bedroom apartment in Rye I wish to talk to a lawyer about myhouse move prior to instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

We could not agree more - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the solicitor who will be conducting your property ownership legalities in Rye.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important person, not a file reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are quoted for residential conveyancing in Rye should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

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

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding acquiring and selling property and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Rye. When using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Receive a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have 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 level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Have a speedy, independent and comprehensive service when if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Rye.

Home selling conveyancing in Rye usually includes the following:

  • Property lawyer instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the conveyancer retained by the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to additional queries from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions submitted by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the owner, the estate agent and paying off the mortgage (where appropriate)

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Rye normally entails the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the bank (where appropriate)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the buyer and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

Neighboring Locations

Tenterden
Kingsnorth
Romney
Rye
Hastings
Winchelsea

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

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