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  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Seaford conveyancer have developed very good working relationships with Seaford local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your home move in Seaford.
  • 2 Seaford solicitors work in conjunction with Seaford estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to clients every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 3 This site is the first site that enables you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Seaford will be conducted by a law firm on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 The firms identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Seaford since November 2023*

Sale

of flat Sutton Road BN25 4QQ, at sale consideration of £130,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of house premises, North Way, BN25 3HP completing on 22/11/2023 at a price of £550,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of detached residence property, The Furlongs, BN26 5XS completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £775,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Transfer

of flat The Causeway BN25 1WF, at buying price of £285,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Seaford

A mortgage agreement from Nationwide for the remortgage of my 2 bedroom garden flat is due any day now. Could you put forward a cheap conveyancing solicitor in Seaford?

You have arrived at the wrong site to search for a cheap conveyancing solicitors in Seaford. Our aim is to provide excellent value conveyancing but our intention is not to advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be swayed by companies teasing you with ninety nine pound conveyancing in Seaford. In your best case scenario, in being led by low cost conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst it will result in you invoiced for additional fees and still not get the service you were looking for.

I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and have to be out of my rented apartment in Seaford by 8/4/2024. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. How realistic is it to complete in 4 weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into short term accommodation?

It is unwise to provide notice for your tenancy unless exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not already done so, update to your solicitor and ask them to they apply pressure on the sellers solicitors, try to an acceptable time-line that everyone will look towards

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when purchasing a house in Seaford? or Apparently there is an ancient law that means some house owners living in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for maintenance to the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this suitable for conveyancing in Seaford?

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises completed post 12 October 2013 you may expect lawyers handling conveyancing in Seaford to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I am looking for a flat up to £235,500 and found one near me in Seaford I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Seaford for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

If you need a mortgage that many years will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.

I am attracted to a two maisonettes in Seaford both have approximately forty five years left on the leases. Will this present a problem?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold apartment in Seaford is a deteriorating asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The closer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it adversely affects the marketability of the premises. The majority of purchasers and lenders, leases with under 75 years become less and less marketable. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a residence with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Seaford conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Seaford - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    You will want to discover as much as you can about the managing agents as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are often in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to practical issues such as the upkeep of the communal areas. Enquire of prospective neighbours if they are happy with their service. On a final note, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the appropriate party and specifically how they are spending that money. Who takes responsibility for maintaining and repairing the block? Is there a share of the freehold?

I own a leasehold flat in Seaford. Conveyancing was finalised in 21012. I have heard that I should not allow the the remaining lease term to fall too short. What is the reasoning?

Seaford residential long term leases are for a prescribed period - often just under one hundred years when they commenced. However many flats in Seaford were built or converted 25 or more years ago and so these leases now have fewer than eighty years left to run. That may sound like plenty of time however Banks, Building Societies and other mortgage companies generally need leases to have at least 75 years left to be mortgageable. This means that when you come to sell the property you will need to extend the term of your lease if you are nearing eighty years. To increase your property value you should be thinking about whether or not to extend your lease well in advance of selling the property. There are also advantages to doing so before the lease reaches even 80 years as when the lease falls below 80 years the premium to be paid to extend starts to escalate.

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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 Licensed Conveyancers in Seaford regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Seaford but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Hobson & Latham Limited, 47 Gildredge Road, BN21 4RY

Seaford commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Granting a licence to assign, sublet or carry out works Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction Industrial and warehouse premises Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Notices received in respect of alleged breaches of lease

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

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