Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Brighton even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for instance if I want to acquire a shop in Brighton with a mortgage from National Westminster Bank?
Our search tool is predominantly used to select residential conveyancing solicitors in Brighton but we have recorded at the end of this page a selection of Brighton commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the company directly to establish if they are also authorised to represent National Westminster Bank
Can you help - my lawyer says that flying freehold insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Brighton?
The appropriate level of flying freehold indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Birmingham Midshires and Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Bank of Ireland, do Brighton property lawyers incur a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are unaware of any bank fees to be on their panel, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Lloyds have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a property in Brighton has been agreed to, what happens next?
The property agent will want to be informed of your solicitor's details (make sure the conveyancing practitioners are on the bank’s approved list). Contact Lloyds or the broker and finalise any appropriate documentation. Lloyds will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or vendor to book an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week to receive the mortgage offer. Lloyds will send the offer to you and your lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Brighton.
What will a local search reveal about the house I am purchasing in Brighton?
Brighton conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for instance Xpress Legal The local search plays an important role in most Brighton conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.
I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Brighton prior to appointing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may refuse to issue a loan on such a premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you call us we can investigate further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Brighton. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Brighton especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Brighton.
I am a sole trader intending to take an assignment of a lease of an office on a shopping parade. Can you recommend conveyancers offering competitive costs for non-domestic conveyancing in Brighton for below £2000?
We can recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Brighton, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are hoping to purchase or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can put you in touch with the right lawyer. As for the charges this will depend on the structure and complexity of the deal. Let us have your details or telephone us so that we may supply you with a detailed commercial conveyancing quote.