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Conveyancing in Saltdean Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/07/17

Saltdean key data:

The nearest station to Saltdean is Southease and the closest airport to Saltdean is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport.

Nuffield Brighton is the nearest hospital for Saltdean.


We need to find a cheap solicitor quote to own a property. because we are on a limited budget.


Various law firms promote cheap conveyancing. Often extra costs can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Any additional charges should be reasonable and be applied only where your lawyer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


What due diligence as respects the risk of a flood around East Sussex will a Saltdean conveyancer advise us on?


A key part of the legal due diligence procedure involves your solicitor conducting environmental searches that give certain details about the risk of flooding in Saltdean.


Will a report on title compiled by the Saltdean property lawyer advise on the applicable rates of council tax for a house before exchanging contracts?


The property lawyer will speak to the Lewes local council to ascertain the current council tax band and rates, which will be detailed in the conveyancing report on title. The latest tax rates for homes in Saltdean are listed at the Lewes council website. At the time of authoring on 30 September 2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £1,097.00
  • Band B - £1,279.00
  • Band C - £1,462.00
  • Band D - £1,645.00
  • Band E - £2,010.00
  • Band F - £2,376.00
  • Band G - £2,741.00
  • Band H - £3,290.00


As a result of the fact that last year was second wettest year since 1920 I am questioning whether property environmental searches aren't thorough enough?

A qualified lawyer in Saltdean will consider include rigorous flood risk searches (Landmark database search) if the first conveyancing searches spots a any kind of the local Saltdean flood risk

Why not get in touch with a next door neighbour to gain more local information.


Are there any mortgage lenders with Saltdean branches?


The Homeward Legal group can work with many lenders approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Saltdean, including Duncan P Mortgage Co Ltd, 39 Tyedean Rd, Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven, BN10 7AT, Mortgage & Lending Solutions Ltd, 5/City Cottages/Folders La East, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8SQ, and Independant Mortgage Matters, 81 High St, Lewes, BN7 1XN.


We are intending to buy in Saltdean. Are there any conservation areas in the area?


Conservation areas safeguard local areas recorded as being of historical or architectural value. Your conveyancing solicitor will be able to offer more information, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Saltdean.


Unforeseeable circumstances mean we would prefer to get cracking and exchange on the legal work on our renovated flat in as short a time as possible, do Homeward Legal use any fast property lawyers in Saltdean ?


Generally solicitors can be too laid back bringing a lot of anguish to the home selling process.

Our approach is different as we have invested in the latest IT and fast response systems . We always look after you with customers a SRA conveyancing solicitor incentivised to communicate with the complete home buyer and seller chain such as freeholders, to attain a quick move.


In about 6 weeks we are shortly going to be moving out of our detached residence in Saltdean to a property in Rottingdean when to instruct a house removal firm?


Homeward Legal usually advise that house movers put off arranging removals until after exchange of contracts as typically the firm home moving date wont have been set.

Try Grant & Son, 19 Arlington Gdns, Saltdean, Brighton, BN2 8QE Phone: 01273 390015 or Bob's Transport, 29 Cissbury Crescent, Saltdean, Brighton, BN2 8RH Tel: 01273 304313.