lenderpanel

Find a Brighton Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Brighton? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Brighton transaction at risk of delay or failure.

Only LenderPanel.com provides a subset of authorised Brighton conveyancers for over 130 lenders.


Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brighton

Why would I use a Brighton conveyancing firm when national alternatives are easier on the wallet?

Its a good idea to shop around for conveyancing costs in Brighton and you should seek a competitive quote but don’t be focused with searching for the lowest priced Brighton conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a seamless and a frustrating house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced lawyer. Emails can't take the place of a phone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from start to finish, giving the sort of continuity that you will never get with an internet conveyancer. He or She will inform you on any developments and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to contact the office you will be sure who to ask for and we'll be sure you are kept fully informed.

I own a terraced Georgian house in Brighton. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Godiva Mortgages Ltd. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Brighton and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Brighton. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Brighton

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Brighton is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Brighton are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Brighton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Brighton may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Brighton. I've stumble across a web site which seems to have the ideal solution If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via email that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? 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?

Last updated

Find out more about how flying freehold can affect your the value of a property.