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Seaford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Seaford is 41% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 101 days for conveyancing in Seaford
  • 3 June was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Seaford
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing cases in Seaford with service charge retention of 3%
  • 5 125 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Seaford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Seaford since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Seaford

After what seems like an age a mortgage offer from Santander for the refinancing of my single room maisonette is to be issued by the end of next week. Can you propose a low cost conveyancing practitioner in Seaford?

You have arrived at the wrong site to search for a cheap conveyancing solicitors in Seaford. Our intention is to offer value for money conveyancing but we do not aim to work with the cheapest lawyers. Resist the temptation to appoint organisations teasing you with £100 conveyancing in Seaford. At best, in deciding on low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst you will end up spending a lot in extras and still not get the service you were looking for.

Completed the sale of my flat in Seaford last January but the buyer keeps telephoning every few hours to moan that his conveyancer is waiting to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?

Post completion of your disposal your conveyancer is duty bound to send the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. If applicable, your solicitor should also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks just for conveyancing in Seaford.

We are getting the release of further funds on our mortgage from Kent Reliance as we want to carry out a loft conversion to our home in Seaford. Are we obliged to appoint a bricks and mortar Seaford solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Kent Reliance would not normally instruct firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Seaford. I have a mortgage agreed with Kent Reliance. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Seaford. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

Just bought a detached house in Seaford , how long will it take for the Land Registry to register the transfer to my name? My Seaford conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure that my purchase is registered.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Seaford registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any third persons or bodies. At present approximately 80% of such applications are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted hold-ups. Historically registration is effected once the buyer is living at the property therefore 'speed' is not always an essential issue yet if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers must contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Seaford in advance of instructing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks may not issue a loan on this type of premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Seaford. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Am I better off to appoint a Seaford conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? An old friend can execute the conveyancing but his firm is located approximately 350miles drive away.

The benefit of a local Seaford conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to sign documents, deliver your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Seaford know how is a benefit. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have used your friend and on the whole were content that must outweigh using an unknown Seaford conveyancing lawyer just because they are round the corner.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Seaford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Gaby Hardwicke, 33 The Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3YD
  • Daltons Solicitors, 16 The Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3YD
  • Rodney Warren And Co Ltd, 26 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4RW
  • Cramp And Mullaney Llp, The White House, 97 South Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4LR
  • Barwells Legal Limited, 6 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Seaford

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Seaford practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Gaby Hardwicke, 33 The Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3YD
  • Daltons Solicitors, 16 The Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3YD
  • Rodney Warren And Co Ltd, 26 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4RW
  • Barwells Legal Limited, 6 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PN
  • Stephen Rimmer Llp, 28-30 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Seaford regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Seaford practicing in commercial conveyancing in Seaford. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Gaby Hardwicke, 33 The Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3YD
  • Daltons Solicitors, 16 The Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3YD
  • Cramp And Mullaney Llp, The White House, 97 South Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4LR
  • Barwells Legal Limited, 6 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PN
  • Stephen Rimmer Llp, 28-30 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PX

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

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