Residential Conveyancing & Property Solicitors
We recognise that buying and selling property is one of the most stressful things you can do, as well as being the most financially valuable transaction you will ever make. Our team of specialist residential property and conveyancing solicitors aim to take the mystery out of property buying and selling.
Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a seasoned property investor, or a buy-to-let landlord, we will always communicate our advice in plain and clear English and keep in touch with you at each stage of the process.
Our Solicitors’ Residential Conveyancing And Property Expertise
Our highly experienced residential property team will be delighted to guide you through all types of residential property and conveyancing transactions, including:
- Buying or selling freehold or leasehold property
- The legal work for your mortgage
- Transfer of equity
- Advice on leases, including extensions
- Title inspections and advice on rights of way, easements, boundaries, covenants, and rent charges
- Registration at HM Land Registry
Buying or selling your home
Buying or selling a house requires the assistance of a skilled residential property lawyer or conveyancer to conduct the transaction efficiently and correctly.
We’ll also provide regular updates on your sale or purchase progress, giving you peace of mind that everything is proceeding as it should.
We can advise on both freehold and leasehold property transactions, draft contracts, conduct essential Land Registry and other requisite searches, , and handle the administrative aspects such as exchanging contracts, ensuring monies are transferred at the correct times and registering the transaction at the Land Registry after completion (if applicable)
We can also provide clear, understandable advice regarding purchases and sales through government schemes such as Shared Ownership.
Common reasons for remortgaging include:
- You are looking to switch mortgage deals
- Your current deal is about to expire
- You want to borrow money (for example, for home improvements)
- You have other debts you need to pay off
- You want more flexibility in how you pay your mortgage, such as the ability to overpay or take payment holidays
Remortgaging can potentially save you a great deal of money. However, whether you’re getting an advance on your existing mortgage or switching mortgage providers, it’s essential to consult an experienced residential property lawyer.
We can provide practical advice about whether remortgaging is suitable for you (including helping you work out whether there is a financial benefit to remortgaging), as well as liaising with your mortgage lender and handling the legal documents on your behalf.
From landlords with extensive buy-to-let property portfolios to first-time and accidental landlords, our residential property solicitors provide clear, reliable advice about buy-to-let conveyancing.
Transfer of equity
Transfer of equity means changing a property’s legal ownership (or transferring a share of the ownership). Common equity transfer scenarios include:
- A parent transferring their property to their child
- Someone transferring a share of their property to their new spouse or partner
- A joint owner buying their former spouse out of their share of the property after a divorce or relationship breakdown
We can complete all the legal documentation on your behalf and liaise with your mortgage lender to obtain consent for the transfer (if necessary) .
Why Choose Our Residential Conveyancing & Property Solicitors?
At Bennett Griffin, we keep the individual needs of our clients at the centre of everything we do.
We’ve established a strong local presence within our local community in Sussex and are proud of being able to use our professional expertise to help people in their time of need.
Buying a home is likely to be the biggest purchase you ever make. Our goal is to minimise any potential for stress by providing clear advice, acting quickly without delay, and keeping you informed every step of the way.
We are also accredited in Lexcel, the practice quality mark for excellent client care and legal practice management.
Our experts are entirely independent and do not take or pay commissions to any estate agents. This way, we can put our clients first without any conflict of interest and ensure that your interests are fully protected.
Bennett Griffin is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Our conveyancing fees
We firmly believe in cost transparency as an essential component of quality legal services. Wherever possible, we quote fixed fees for our conveyancing services so you can clearly understand how much your residential property transaction will cost from the outset.
As your case progresses, you will also likely encounter third-party costs (called disbursements). We will always aim to make you aware of any disbursements you are likely to face before the cost is incurred, allowing you to stay fully in control of your legal fees.
For further information, please take a look at our conveyancing fees information page.
Find Out More From Our Residential Conveyancing & Property Solicitors
We have a number of articles related to residential property that might interest you.
If this is your first time purchasing property, read our article Conveyancing Explained: For the First Time Buyer for a more in-depth breakdown of the conveyancing process.
Additionally, our tips on How To Simplify Moving House can help you understand the process and ensure you are prepared for all the stages of conveyancing.
If you are concerned about owning or buying an unregistered property, this article will help you decide the best course of action: The Risks Of Unregistered Property
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