Brighton Conveyancing offers quotations form solicitors who provide conveyancing services for Brighton properties.

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Questions & Answers

Q. The person doing the conveyancing work on the house I'm buying in Brighton is a legal executive and not a solicitor. Is this allright?
A. Providing there is a lawyer checking the work, and having the final sign-off, then this is considered usual practice. The solicitor is an expert in property law so it is not unusual for them to have competent people working under them to perform some of the more routine items. You can also use a licenced conveyancer to do your conveyancing. This person may not be a solicitor but is still fully qualified to do the work.
Q. I want to purchase a house in Brighton. Is there much difference in the nature of the conveyancing work to be actioned when buying a flat as opposed to a house?
A. Flats are usually "Leasehold" - that is, somebody else owns the land on which the flats are built. There is also the matter of shared spaces, such as lifts. This results in more work for the solicitor to do, as the transaction is more complicated.
Q. I'm buying a flat in Brighton for my daughter to attend medical college next year. I expect to pay around £150,000. Will I have to pay stamp duty?
A. Unless your property is exempt for a reason (such as objective one status) you must pay stamp duty, (SDLT) on any purchase value above £125,000. SDLT is payable in slices. Visit for the details.
Q. What is the difference between the legal fee and other charges?
A. The legal fee is the professional fee that the property lawyer charges for their effort and experience. Disbursements are all of the other additional costs - many of of which must me paid - such as the land registry fee and stamp duty (SDLT). Disbursements should include things such as identity confirmation, form completion charges and search charges and bank costs for transferring money.
Q. Who are the Land Registry?
A. The Land Registry is responsible for maintaining a registry of all land in England and Wales (there is a different body for Scotland). Unregistered land will not be included in the registry. Registered land is indicated on a map, and is recorded as being the property of the owner. The Land Registry is a UK government body.
Q. Can I use a licensed conveyancer instead of a solicitor to execute my property purchase in Brighton ?
A. Usually, the answer would be Yes, but there are a number of instances where using a property lawyer to help you purchase your property in Brighton would be the best option.
Q. I'm buying my first property and Ihave been advised that I should get a NHBS Certificate with it. What is this all about?
A. It's a warranty offered by the builder of the property that lasts ten years from the completion of the initial build so it's only available on new or recently constructed houses. The first 2 years will cover the buyer against any defects found to be in existence due to non-compliance with NHBS regulations. The builder will have to make good any major structural problems discovered during this initial guarantee 24 month period. The next 8 year period is known as the structural guarantee period and the buyer will be reimbursed for any costs of putting right any major structural problems discovered to the extent of those costs not covered by insurance.
Q. Can I do my own conveyancing ? I'm not qualified to do so but I understand that I can buy a 'pack' that will contain all the forms I need to help me register the purchase of my home in Brighton.
A. Yes, you could obtain a self conveyancing pack and undertake your own conveyancing but there are a multitude of drawbacks and without the transaction being simple you will undoubtedly run into snags and will wish you had not attempted this work yourself.
Q. I want to buy a flat in Brighton. I have placed an offer through a estate agent and it was accepted so I've appointed a surveyor to conduct an inspection of the property but my property agent has let me know that I have been gazumped. What does this mean?
A. This means that another person has made a higher offer than yours which has been accepted by the vendor. It is a naughty practice but not illegal, just a bit unscrupulous. The estate agent has an obligation to convey all offers to the seller and providing sale contracts have not been exchanged you can't sue for any breach as a proper contract has not been formed yet.
Q. My solicitor said I will be required to purchase searches. What are these for ?
A. Searches are a critical aspect of conveyancing on a Brighton property purchase. Searches do all of the digging into the property, so that you know precisely what you are purchasing. Are there any environmental snags? Are there trees that are protected? Are there covenants on the land or property? Are there mine-workings in the area of it? Are you the responsible party for contributing to the repair of the parish church? Has proper planning permission been granted for any work done on the property? This is to name a few. A little money spent on searches prior to purchase can save a lot of heartache, and could rescue you from buying a property that you will later regret.

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Brighton Solicitors

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Julian Dobson
1 Frederick Ter
Frederick Place
East Sussex
01273 766355
Aba Law Solicitors
88 High Street
East Sussex
01273 309193
Eversfield & Co
5 Buckingham Place
East Sussex
01273 327435
Richard Thorn & Co
6 Marlborough Place
East Sussex
01273 625600
Johnson McCabe
19 Queens Road
East Sussex
01273 822500
Martin Cray & Co
177 Edward Street
East Sussex
01273 673226
Bosley & Co
5 Marlborough Place
East Sussex
01273 608181
Thompson Sherwood
153 Edward Street
East Sussex
01273 608221
Cole's Solicotors
Tower Point
44 North Road
East Sussex
01273 776206
8 Old Steine
East Sussex
01273 685888
69 Grand Parade
East Sussex
01273 603314
Richard Marsh & Co
130 Queens Road
East Sussex
01273 734478
Edward Harte & Co
6 Pavilion Parade
East Sussex
01273 662750
Nick Ellis & Co Solicitors
11 Prince Albert Street
East Sussex
01273 735588
Premier House
11 Marlborough Place
East Sussex
01273 738285
Richards Benham & Dawes
32 New Road
East Sussex
01273 731963
Howlett Clarke
Ship Street
East Sussex
01273 327272
Woolley Bevis & Diplock
15 Prince Albert Street
East Sussex
01273 323231
Howlett Clarke Crowther Wood
The Old House
199 Preston Road
East Sussex
01273 551514
Osler Donegan Taylor & Co
Pavillion View
19 New Road
East Sussex
01273 710712

Client Feedback in the Brighton Area

22, June 2019 - Positive Overall

Very efficient.

BN3 1SJ - Client

25, April 2019 - Positive Overall

Everything went very smmoothly and when i spoke to the company action was taken immediately although it was a little difficult to sometimes reach the solicitor directly.

BN7 2BL - Client

26, March 2019 - Positive Overall

Very happy with service in general. Managed smoothly even through a conveyencer leaving during the process.

BN18 0SR - Client

15, February 2019 - Positive Overall

Andrew responded promptly to e mails and phone calls with clear information. He seemed to keep abreast of all the ongoing issue, giving us complete confidence in him.

BN13 3EJ - Client

04, January 2019 - Positive Overall

Excellent Service! Highly Recommend

BN1 6GA - Mortgage Broker

04, December 2018 - Positive Overall

Very prompt with sending out paperwork and responding.

BN2 4LQ - Client

06, September 2018 - Positive Overall

Suzy provided a friendly and very efficient legal service, with first class client service. Highly recommended and will rely on her services in the future. Thanks Suzy!

BN1 2EG - Client

17, July 2018 - Positive Overall

Remortgage completed as quickly as it possibly could be - very happy

BN5 9EZ - Mortgage Broker

27, June 2018 - Positive Overall

Excellent and very efficient.

BN5 9HF - Mortgage Broker

19, June 2018 - Positive Overall

Use Kerry again no issues caused by solicitor

BN1 3BH - Mortgage Broker

08, June 2018 - Positive Overall

Spot on. Many thanks Kayleigh and Katie. Your help was very much appreciated. All the best Dagan and Nell.

BN1 6LJ - Client

31, May 2018 - Positive Overall

Fantastic will use again

BN5 9HF - Mortgage Broker

31, May 2018 - Positive Overall

Leena was helpful and efficient - thank you

BN5 9HF - Mortgage Broker

07, March 2018 - Positive Overall

very helpful! worked to a short timescale fab.

BN6 8NE - Mortgage Broker

15, December 2017 - Positive Overall

Maria and Madi where efficient and courteous and got the conveyancing completed quickly. I will definitely be looking to use Bromets again.

BN14 8LN - Client

07, October 2017 - Positive Overall

Very good fast efficient friendly staff who always reply to phone enquiries regular updates via email good company I would recommend them

BN9 9NU - Client

02, October 2017 - Positive Overall

great feedback via email updates. Thanks you.

BN13 2EX - Mortgage Broker

26, September 2017 - Positive Overall

Kerry and her team were excellent and kept us informed of every step, we were very impressed

BN16 2LL - Client

29, July 2017 - Positive Overall

Mavis was generally quick to respond to our needs. There was only one occasion where a file was thought to have been sent so was issued a bit later but we were happy with the service and appreciated the last minute final push to enable us to complete on time. With thanks

BN3 1HG - Client

28, June 2017 - Positive Overall

Kayleigh was efficient and attentive. When emailed, she would respond within minutes and I always felt I could trust her. I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for all her hard work and dedication. The same applies to her assistant Kelsey Attree.

BN11 5SH - Client

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