By Frances Traynor
20th April 2017
"The best legal experts for your home move."
When buying or selling a home in Brighton, you will have to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to handle legal work on your behalf.
Homeward Legal's network of solicitors have years of experience of conveyancing in Brighton and across East Sussex and our pragmatic approach means we move you faster than other firms.
Our solicitors handle all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed rate.
We do not charge you any conveyancing solicitors fees for buying and selling a property, if your East Sussex house move does not complete.
With local conveyancing experience, our solicitors will guide you through every aspect of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
In reference to the most recent census (2011), Brighton's usual residential population is 802,831 people spread over an area of 272,168 acres (110,143 hectares) which equals a density of population of 2.9 people per acre (7.3 per hectare).
Hove Windmill, Hove St Andrew Churches Conservation Trust and Preston Park St Peter Churches Conservation Trust are close to Brighton. The nearest airport to Brighton is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (7 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles and Shoreham Airport is 7 miles away. Brighton's nearest station is Brighton. The nearest hospital to Brighton is Royal Alexandra Childrens
Both high-street and online property lawyers promote so-called cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement which unwary homeowners fail to check. The conveyancing quote should list the disbursements to be paid. Any additional charges found in the terms needs to be fair and clearly defined. They be applicable solely where your conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.
There are no arguments why you should not undertake the your own conveyancing without an experienced Brighton property lawyer. That said, a conveyancing solicitor typically handles a huge number of functions such as chasing retention releases or ensuring listed building alterations are compliant which require a qualified professional. Even more importantly amateur lawyers are taking risks without acceptable indemnity insurance which practicing legal firms are made responsible to have.
Most lenders in Brighton are on our panels, meaning we can usually work with any lender. Local mortgage lenders and brokers in Brighton include:
Most solicitors usually advise that home buyers and sellers wait to book a removals company until the exchange of contracts, because if you book someone in advance of this, an agreed moving date will not have been agreed and the removals booking may fall through. Usually residential removals firms will charge a re-booking fee, so you’ll want to avoid this. When you’re ready, try:
In the majority of cases, instructing a solicitor as early as possible is far better, as the conveyancing involves several tasks which can be performed early in the process, thus shortening the whole timescale. Instructing a conveyancing firm to handle your Brighton conveyancing early on can limit the risk of the transaction falling through, or being In the majority of cases, instructing a solicitor as early as possible is far better, as the conveyancing involves several tasks which can be performed early in the process, thus shortening the whole timescale. Instructing a conveyancing firm to handle your Brighton conveyancing early on can limit the risk of the transaction falling through, or being 'gazumped'.
A diligent conveyancer in Brighton should always include detailed flood searches if the environmental searches flag up a local Brighton flood risk. It is not uncommon for buyers to converse with a local resident to get extra peace of mind or nearby East Sussex flood repair expert e.g. Decorating With A Difference, 31 St. Aubyns Rd, Fishersgate/Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1PE Tel: 07927 749686.
Homeward Legal recommend that home buyers order a home buyer survey when buying in Brighton. Numerous defects will impact a property. These include severe weathering or poor drainage. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.
Homeward Legal takes a highly active approach to finishing the conveyancing process. With us, solicitors are highly proactive and will always attempt to communicate end to end throughout the chain buyer and seller chain and that always use leading edge software systems to finish your sale quickly.