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Do you have plans to buy, sell, or mortgage a property in Brighton? If yes, then make sure you have the best conveyancer lawyer in Brighton. This is because a property transaction is a cumbersome task. It comprises several legalities, such as stamp duty calculation, performing legal searches, and filling complex completion forms. All these matters can be well-handled only by an experienced conveyancer. Our award-winning conveyancer lawyers have years of experience in transferring legal ownership between buyer and seller of a property smoothly, safely, and securely, that too at affordable cost. Once you hand over the transfer work to us, our team takes care of the entire process and handles all the trouble that might come in between the process.
  • Free trial and guaranteed refundOur operation standards include a strict quality assurance procedure to ensure that we deliver an excellent conveyancing service to you in Brighton and anywhere in Hove. You can incur our 30 days trial service and decide to continue further only after 100% satisfaction. If you are unsatisfied, you will get your entire refund. It means you will not be charged at all for the services you incurred during the trial period and keep the work we did for you for free.
  • Well versed with the national property market AVRillo conveyancers in Brighton and Hove have a wealth of combined experience in the national property market to advise on a wide range of conveyancing matters. Our team of expert conveyancers has years of working experience in Brighton and throughout Hove. Therefore, they are well versed with all the details of the local property market and can offer convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing services to clients in Brighton and Hove.
  • No advance paymentWe do not charge any advance payment to our clients before starting their work. Let’s make it crystal clear that when you access our services in Brighton or Hove, you don’t have to pay anything in advance. Once you approach us for our services and decide to proceed, we don’t keep you waiting to pay the bills first. We take over all the transactions and begin to work immediately.
  • Faster timescaleWe have designed our conveyancing services for our clients in Brighton and Hove in a way that makes the process as straightforward as possible. It means you can accomplish your transaction with minimal fuss and in less time. You do not have to go through any risky or cumbersome task, whether it is reading contracts or understanding the paperwork. The conveyancers at AVRillo guide you throughout your transaction journey from start to finish and assure the process is completed within two months of time. The time frame is far less than the UK average of five months. Moreover, our success rate in dealing is 95%, whereas the UK average is 63%.
  • Affordable and trustworthyBuying property or moving to Brighton and Hove may seem to be a costly deal, but not with us. We offer our clients extremely competitive conveyancing fees. Each penny spent on our services is worth its price. We have a track record of success and service delivery to prove why the money you spend over us is worthy. Plus, The Sunday Times lists us as the most trusted conveyancing service provider in Brighton and Hove. AVRillo is the winner of several awards in the industry, which means your case is in the hands of the best experts. We have earned more than 1000 fully satisfied clients so far. If you choose us, you will be working with the best, not just in Brighton and Hove but across the UK.
  • Reliable security and confidentiality of data We believe that each and every information shared by our clients with our team members is confidential. Therefore, we take the security of the shared data very seriously. We use a fully secured online system as a mode of communication to protect all your sensitive information. It offers malware protection and encrypts all emails and direct conversations with clients. No matter where you are located, whether in Brighton or elsewhere in Hove, you can communicate with our team without fear of data breaches or information leaks.

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Conveyancing Lawyer in Brighton and Hove: FAQs

Is it necessary to hire a conveyancer for a property transaction?

Yes, especially if you are buying with a mortgage. Your mortgage company will insist on having a conveyancer lawyer to carry out the process. If you are using your own money to buy the property, you would need assistance in handling the legalities involved. 

It is difficult for an individual to carry out the process since any minor mistake can lead to huge monetary loss. For example, in the completion form, there are more than seventy questions, and each one has to be answered carefully or else you can attract a penalty.

Other than that, the Land Registry may also refuse to accept information from you without verification.

How long does the conveyancing take?

The time taken depends upon the unique circumstances and the factors surrounding the property purchase. We complete the task within two months. But as said earlier, it can take more time if a unique circumstance arises. For example, delay in money transfer, not signing or submitting the documents on time, filling incorrect information in the form, etc., are a few possible causes. We don’t let such documents be forwarded before checking them thoroughly. Hence, these matters take time.

How do conveyancers in Brighton quote their service price?

Every conveyancer has his own way of quoting the price. We have a range of conveyancing services available at a flexible price. Our quote for normal conveyancing in Brighton comprised of:

  • Our conveyancing services fee
  • Disbursements and other additional costs, such as Land Registry Fee / Land Registry Searches / Stamp Duty Land Tax Form / Electronic Money Transfer Fee
  • Stamp Duty while purchasing a property

If there is any unexpected increase in our fee due to unforeseen circumstances, solicitors will engage with you to explain why you need to pay additional charges. 

However, our quote for conveyancing is fixed, which is clearly mentioned at the very beginning of the transaction. Hence, there are no surprises waiting for you anywhere between the process. 

What environmental factors can impact my property purchase? Are they significant problems?

Many environmental factors can impact your property and it is not limited to contaminants like chemical or mineral pollutants only. The contamination also includes the proposed installation of mobile masts or the closeness of electricity pylons.

If the property is built on former industrial or agricultural land, the investigation will consider any known pollution that may exist in the topsoil or in the nearby region. Every possible environmental factor that may impact the property will be considered as part of the environmental searches. The conveyancer’s report on the title for the property will include all these details after an in-depth investigation.

What do we need to know about fixtures and fittings?

If you are planning to own the fittings and fixtures in the property you want to buy, it is essential that you work on it during the transaction. If this list is not firmed up until the completion stage, you will get engaged in post-offer negotiations, resulting in potential delays.

To prevent any confusion, both the parties, buyer and seller must agree upon an approximate list before making the final offer. The seller’s solicitor will include the list in the formal conveyancing form called the fixtures and fittings form (FFF). It will confirm the details of what will be sold with the property, which consequently becomes part of the contract of sale.

Should I get a survey carried out on the property?

We would recommend you to have a survey on the property and the obligatory mortgage valuation. The mortgage valuation is usually done by your mortgage lender. With the valuation, they confirm that the property is worth what you are paying for it. However, the process will not find any defects or issues with the property. A dedicated survey will determine any structural problems or other issues that may affect the valuation of the property.

When can I expect to receive the title deed?

For the past few years, the land’s registration offices didn’t issue physical title deeds to any new property owner, since all titles are digitally held at the land’s registration offices. After the completion stage of a transaction, the land registration offices will record you as the new owner.

The registration and the process of updating your details in the land registration systems may take four to six weeks. If it is the case of a mortgage or land leasing, it might take around two months to six months, since mortgaging is entirely a different process.

What does a 'Chain' in conveyancing mean?

The term chain is used in where two transactions for an individual are going on simultaneously. For example, an individual wants to buy a house and have another house that he wishes to sell-off. 

The condition for the chain is that the buying and selling of the property have to be profitable. If an individual is buying a property at a price that he doesn’t get from selling his property, the chain will break. 

In that scenario, the individual has to search for a new buyer for his house to get the right price. Another condition is that the date of purchasing and selling has to be the same, which is difficult to achieve as both processes may take different time duration.

How is a freehold property different from a leasehold property?

Freehold property is the one where the buyer has full ownership of the building and the land on which the building is constructed. The owner is free to carry out construction or make changes to the structure. 

A leasehold property is when the owner owns the property under a lease agreement. It is more like renting land and property for an agreed period. In this type of agreement, the ownership is temporary. After the lease expires, ownership is transferred back to the permanent owner. The owner doesn’t have the right to make changes to the structure or construct a new structure.

Do I need to have building insurance?

If you are buying a property through a mortgage company, the lender will most probably insist you have an insurance plan in place. In some properties, insurance is there already at the time of purchase, while others may not be insured. 

While it is not a requirement, it is wise to have building insurance, as it safeguards the new owners from structural damages in the future. 

How does the conveyancer confirm that the property is valid?

The conveyancer lawyer performs property checks to find out any possible issue that may affect the valuation of the property. These checks may include:

  • Conveyancing property search by the conveyancing lawyer, such as the local authority search.
  • Independent survey of the property by the buyer, without engaging the solicitors.
  • Reviewing the property information by the conveyancing lawyers, provided by the seller.

After successful property checks, the buyer and the seller agree to sign and exchange the contracts.

How is conveyancing in Brighton and Hove carried out?

Conveyancing in Brighton and Hove is carried out in three basic steps:

  • Offer and acceptance of the property price. 
  • Exchange of contracts among the parties. 
  • Completion 

Once both the parties – buyer and seller of a property agree on the specific price of the property, they enter into a contract.

Both parties are allowed to back out of the transaction as long as they are in this first stage since it is not legally binding yet. When either of the parties decides to do so, none of them can incur any financial penalty. 

The party buying the property is free to work with their lawyer and perform property checks. 

After satisfying property checks, the buyer and the seller agree to sign and exchange the contracts. Once both parties sign the contracts, the transaction becomes legal binding to both parties. At this stage of any party that decides to pull out, may face a financial penalty.

When the transaction reaches the completion stage, the deal is considered official now. In this stage, the lawyer submits the property deed to the HM Land Registry, and the seller surrenders or leaves the property.