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Reasons to use our Saltdean conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 No matter what any alternative companies advise it just might be important to pop into your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are enough parties involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to include the postman into the pot.
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Saltdean
  • 3 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Saltdean regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 The Saltdean conveyancing practitioners that are listed are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Saltdean
  • 5 Saltdean conveyancers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Saltdean conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Saltdean since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Saltdean

I have just been advised by my broker that my Saltdean property lawyer is not on the lender Solicitor panel. What can I do to be certain whether this is indeed the case?

You need to call your Saltdean conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.

My wife and I are buying a newly constructed apartment in Saltdean and my conveyancer is advising me that she is duty bound to the lender to reveal incentives from the builder. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to exchange and I have no desire to delay the conveyancing. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancer. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

I have been told by my conveyancer that flying freehold insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Saltdean?

The right level of flying freehold indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Birmingham Midshires and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

How can we know in advance if a Saltdean conveyancing solicitor on the RBS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Saltdean seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer conducting your transaction.

I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Saltdean. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their property lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £200. Not long after, the property lawyer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Santander conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Santander panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Saltdean. I've chance upon a web site which appears to be the ideal solution If it is possible to get all formalities completed via phone that would be ideal. Should I be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I've recently bought a leasehold property in Saltdean. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

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. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part 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).

Leasehold Conveyancing in Saltdean - Examples of Questions you should ask before buying

    Please note if it is fewer than 80 years it will impact the salability of the apartment. It is worth checking with your bank that they are happy with remaining years on the lease. A short lease means that you will almost definitely have to extend the lease at some point and it is worth finding out how much this will be. For most Saltdeanlease extensions you will need to own the premises for two years before you are legally able to exercise a lease extension. What is the annual service fee and ground rent? The answer will be useful as a) areas could cause problems in the building as the common areas may start to deteriorate where maintenance are not paid for b) if the tenants have an issue with the running of the building you will wish to have complete disclosure

My fiance is buying a ground floor flat in Saltdean. He has received an estimate by the lawyer suggested by the selling agents totaling £1250 . It was eight years ago I sold and bought a property and it cost was £just under five hundred pounds. Have fees really increased to that extent?

We would recommend that you visit a few local Saltdean conveyancing firms seeking prices. It is advisable to base your decision not solely on cost, but on promptness and on how comprehensive the reply was.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Saltdean regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Saltdean but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Sherwood Solicitors, The Little Globe, 153 Edward Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0JG
  • Burt Brill & Cardens Limited, 30 Old Steine, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1FL
  • James Mead, 61 Hanover Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9SP
  • Fitzhugh Gates, 3 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RY
  • Edward Harte Llp, 6 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Saltdean

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

  • Gerard Maye Legal Limited, 176 Edward Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0JB
  • Burt Brill & Cardens Limited, 30 Old Steine, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1FL
  • James Mead, 61 Hanover Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9SP
  • Fitzhugh Gates, 3 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RY
  • Edward Harte Llp, 6 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Saltdean regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Saltdean specialising in commercial conveyancing in Saltdean. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Sherwood Solicitors, The Little Globe, 153 Edward Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0JG
  • 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
  • Ashton Commercial Limited, Suite 3, First Floor, Sensor House, 10-12 Lewes Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 3HP

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

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