Conveyancing Solicitors Lewes


Trusted by 100s of clients to help them with their residential conveyancing in Lewes, giving us detailed knowledge of the local housing market. We offer Excellent service and can solve any property challenge along the way.


"Amazing service. Completed on a house sale in 28 days. Great communication and got the job done."

Fixed Fee Conveyancing Quotes

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Expert Conveyancing Solicitors

Local knowledge
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On 99% of Lender Panels*
Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Conveyancing Quality Scheme**
No Sale No Fee Conveyancing

No Sale No Fee***

Look no further for your residential conveyancing solicitor in Lewes

Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling property in Lewes

Your expert conveyancing solicitor's role when selling a property in Lewes, will include:

  • Draft contracts – Your conveyancing solicitor drafts the initial legal contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitor.
  • Responding to enquiries – your solicitor responds to any questions the buyer's solicitor may have (this is where you'll find out if you are missing documents, which can cause delays to your sale).
  • Investigating issues – your solicitor may need to complete further investigation to try and satisfy them.
  • Exchange contracts – once the buyer's solicitor has satisfied their enquiries, contracts are finalised and exchanged
  • On the day of completion – your solicitor receives the money for the sale, discharges the mortgage (if required), pays the estate agent, deducts their fee and then sends the net sale proceeds to you.
  • Post completion – your solicitor receives the DS1 discharge documents and, when leasehold, settles your liabilities for ground rent and service charges.

Our Lewes conveyancing solicitors' cost for selling a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

For Lewes buying

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor reviews the draft contract sent by the seller's solicitor.
  • Raising enquiries – your solicitor will ask the seller's solicitor questions based on the contract, title, and property documents to protect you from any nasty surprises.
  • Exchange contracts – once your solicitor is satisfied with their enquiries, they agree with the seller to finalise and exchange contracts
  • Day of completion – on the day of completion, your solicitor transfers the money for the sale.
  • Post completion – following completion, your solicitor makes an application to HM Land Registry to register you as the new owner.

Our Lewes conveyancing solicitors' cost for buying a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in Lewes

With a Transfer of Equity, you can buy someone out of a shared property and remove them from the title, or add someone to the title to transfer ownership of a share of the property, making them a joint owner. This service includes:

  • Property solicitors fees including ID checks, office copies
  • HM Land Registration fees
  • (if party being removed) ID1 Form verification fee
  • (if mortgage) Change of mortgage fee
  • (if leasehold) Notice fee to freeholder

Our Lewes conveyancing solicitors' cost for a Transfer of Equity in Lewes starts at £363 INC VAT.

If someone is giving up their share of the property for less than market value, they may be required to get independent legal advice, which will be an additional expense.

Switch your mortgage deal in Lewes

Your remortgage solicitor will perform all the necessary checks, review your new mortgage offer, and update HM Land Registry post-completion. The process is similar to when you purchase but should take less time, as the solicitor doesn't need to raise any legal enquiries.

If you own a leasehold property, your solicitor must carry out extra work to investigate the lease terms. Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a remortgage in Lewes starts at £363 INC VAT INC VAT.

Purchase the next chunk of your equity

When you're ready to buy the next chunk of the equity in your shared ownership property, a conveyancer will be required to handle:

  • The bank transfer;
  • obtaining a mortgage redemption statement from your existing lender;
  • receiving your new mortgage offer and confirming the lender terms;
  • receiving the memorandum of staircasing;
  • handling completion;
  • filing SDLT form (if required); and
  • registration at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for shared ownership staircasing in Lewes starts at £569 INC VAT.

If you need to add someone to the legal title, you will need to pay an additional fee for a transfer of equity.

Paying off your Help to Buy equity loan

You'll need a solicitor to:

  • Receive redemption letter;
  • review title for ownership and restrictions;
  • obtain Authority to Complete;
  • draft a deed of postponement for your current lender;
  • handling completion;
  • bank transfer; and
  • if repaid in full, removal of the loan restriction at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for Help to Buy loan redemption in Lewes starts at £333 INC VAT.

Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in Lewes?

Lewes is a town in East Sussex County in South East England. It is East Sussex's county town and used to be the county town of all of Sussex. It is around 44 miles south of Central London. Landmarks include three sites of special scientific interest - Lewes Downs, Lewes Brooks and Southerham Works Pit - as well as Lewes Castle, the Crown Court and Lewes War Memorial.

Lewes Hospital information

Lewes Victoria Hospital, Nevill Rd, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1PE

The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Rd, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5BE

Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 3EX

Property Solicitors Lewes, Transport information

Lewes Railway Station offers connections to London Victoria, Brighton, Eastbourne, Seaford and Ore. By road, the town is easily accessible via various trunk roads, including the A27, the A26 and the A275.

Distance to Airports from Lewes


AirportMiles by car
Gatwick25.0 miles
Heathrow67.7 miles
Southampton70.6 miles
Local Schools in Lewes

Priory School, Mountfield Road, Lewes, BN7 2XN

Chailey School, Mill Lane, South Chailey Lewes, BN8 4PU

Ringmer Community College, Lewes Road, Ringmer, Lewes, BN8 5RB

Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in and around Lewes

Our Lewes conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas, including Rodmell, Kingston, Glynde, Ringmer, Falmer, Plumpton and Barcombe.

Conveyancing Solicitors Lewes

We have many offices throughout England and Wales, so you can find a solicitor near you.

Recently completed properties in Lewes:
  • High St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1AA
  • 30 Landport Road Lewes East Sussex BN7 2SU
  • 51 Old Malling Way, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2EP
  • 119 Kingston Rd, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3NA
  • 17 Brighton Rd, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1EH

New build developers and developments in the area:
  • Styles Field (houses and apartments) – Lewes, East Sussex
    Marketed by Oakley Property; New Build properties.

Lewes Property Prices



Average property price in Lewes£557,383
Population of Lewes?17,297 (2011)


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors Lewes.

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Local conveyancing solicitor

Are local, licensed conveyancing solicitors near me more expensive?

Local or high street property lawyers' costs can often be more than those of online conveyancing solicitors. They may handle less cases or be working on a referral arrangement with a local estate agent.

We provide local services, nationally, online, so you get the best of both.

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in Lewes?

Whether you're buying, selling, remortgaging, extending a lease, staircasing shared ownership, or paying off your help to buy loan, you'll need a conveyancing specialist to handle the legal side of things. With SAM you get the benefit of dedicated conveyancing executive who'll guide you through the process, from start to finish, at no extra cost. Available Monday to Saturday to answer all your questions, we'll bridge the gap between you and your solicitor, with regular updates in plain English.

We have hand selected some of the best conveyancing solicitors Lewes has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the Lewes conveyancing fee we quote is broken down so you can see exactly what your quote includes. What we quote you is the fixed price you will pay for the agreed work. No unpleasant surprises.

You'll also benefit form our state of the art Online Conveyancing Process to track your progress and next steps along the way.

Affordable Housing Schemes

Several affordable housing schemes in Lewes help make buying a property more achievable. The work is more complex, and we have specialist conveyancing solicitors to handle the following:

  • Shared Ownership Solicitors
  • Right to Buy Solicitors Lewes - speak to Lewes District Council to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale Lewes - check with Lewes District Council if they are running a DMS scheme


Lewes conveyancing solicitors

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our Lewes Conveyancing Solicitors. They are skilled and experienced with complex property transactions from a simple purchase for a property in Lewes to a Sale and Purchase of a shared ownership property, executing a Deed of Trust simultaneously.

Are you buying or selling a short lease in Lewes?

If there are 80 years or less on the Lewes leasehold, it will be harder to mortgage. Whether you're buying or selling, you should consider extending the lease, which may be done before, during, or in some cases after the transaction.

Our specialist leasehold conveyancing solicitors have vast experience handling the extension of a short lease for the buyer or the seller in Lewes; speak to a SAM advisor for inclusive, fixed fee, conveyancing quotes for leasehold conveyancing or share of freehold conveyancing today. Property Challenges Solved.

Conveyancing FAQs: Property Lawyers Lewes



The average conveyancing cost in London can be slightly higher than in the rest of the country. Depending on the property's price and the transaction's complexity, you could pay several hundred to a couple of thousand pounds. Our conveyancing fees in Lewes are based on the purchase price, and start at £723 INC VAT.

Fill in our easy online form for a fixed quote tailored to your requirements.

Lewes conveyancing solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street licensed conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.



It's unnecessary to have a local property solicitor as the conveyancing process is the same throughout England and Wales. You should prioritise service and efficiency over proximity to Lewes, when choosing a good conveyancing solicitor for any property transaction.

Many factors can delay conveyancing in Lewes. A simple property transaction can be completed in less than two months, but the average is closer to 12-16 weeks.

CQS Accreditation

All our panel solicitors are CQS accredited. You can trust the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the highest standards of conveyancing.

Fixed Fee

Don't bother with an 'estimate' fee. You want to make sure that your total fee is fixed (they can't charge you more later) and it includes all the necessary components. We build your quote based on each of the costs involved in a standard transaction based on the information you give us, with no sneaky extra fees. If you have additional requirements, speak with a helpful team member to ensure everything you need is covered within your quote.

No Sale No Fee

Choose conveyancing solicitors in Lewes who offer a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, like ours. If your first sale or purchase falls through, the money you've spent with us will go toward your next one. Terms apply.

Reviews

Check out their reviews to be sure they provide a good service and meet their timescales.

Communication

Not knowing what is going on is the most frustrating thing for a client. Many solicitors are too busy doing legal work to answer all their clients call for updates. With SAM Conveyancing, you'll have a dedicated conveyancing executive available Monday to Saturday. They'll keep you in the loop on progress, translate the legal jargon, chase your solicitor when required and email you about milestones.

Value

Get a fully comprehensive quote covering all your needs so you can accurately compare your options to ensure you're paying a good price.

Online conveyancing is just as safe as you protect your data on the internet as you would in any other transaction. Online conveyancing means speedier turnaround times on documents, more convenient meetings and lower running costs for the firm. We pass our savings on to you.

Yes, if you're buying and selling simultaneously, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, saving you money, as you'll only have to do the 'new client' admin once.

1. Get a mortgage in principle

Know what you can afford to save wasting time on any false starts.

2. Instruct your conveyancing solicitor before you make your offer

Waiting until your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. An online service reduces snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

You can submit your application as soon as your offer is accepted. An independent broker can help speed this along.

4. Order your searches and surveys

Ordering these early can speed up your conveyancing process, especially if local authorities face delays. However, it is usually considered prudent to time this with the rest of your chain if a transaction falls through.

5. Get your building insurance ready

You'll need insurance from the exchange so research & compare insurance quotes, once your solicitor is instructed.

6. Paperwork (When selling)

Ensure you have your paperwork, including energy performance & FENSA certificates.

East Sussex Conveyancing Solicitors for local buying, selling, transfer of equity and remortgageEast Sussex is a county in southern England. Coupled with West Sussex, it used to make up the larger ceremonial county of Sussex. It consists of chalk uplands, river gaps, marshlands, both sand and clay soils, sandstone cliffs and forests, such as Ashdown Forest.

The county town is Lewes and other major populated settlements include Eastbourne, Hastings, Bexhill, Seaford, Rottingdean, Crowborough and Hailsham. It also contains the large city/conurbation of Brighton and Hove, although the latter is its own unitary authority. Brighton has a whole host of attractions including the Royal Pavilion.

The county contains no motorways. Adjacent counties include Surrey, West Sussex and Kent. There are two universities based in the county: the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton.

 

*Mortgage lenders choose which solicitors they will or won't work with. Our panel solicitors are on 99% of mortgage lender panels. Our panel solicitors are currently not on the panel for Kent Reliance (when buying through Shared Ownership) and the Islamic Development Bank. Tell us who your lender is and we will assign you an approved panel solicitor.
**Our panel of solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancing work is accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
***No Sale No Fee applies to any sale or purchase quote except auction and right to buy. Read our No Sale No Fee Policy.

What are the conveyancing costs?

Lewes Conveyancing Solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.

The actual conveyancing costs, outside of the legal work, should be fixed, including:

For buyers: stamp duty, land registration, property searches, ID searches and leasehold charges (if buying a leasehold property).

For sellers: office copies, title plan and management information (if selling a leasehold property).

Make sure to budget for all of the above conveyancing costs and to get a fixed fee conveyancing quote from several firms, to compare value.

Making the right choice of solicitor is key to the whole process: