Residential Conveyancing Solicitors
When choosing a conveyancing solicitor to help guide you through the legal process of buying or selling a property, you need to feel confident you have made the right decision.
Moving is stressful. Our aim is to bring an air of calm and give you comfort that by us being as pro-active as possible, we head off obstacles before they have any impact on the 6-12 weeks of your life that conveyancing typically takes.
We are with you and act in your best interests during this time. Knowing that you have a dedicated, proactive solicitor working for you makes the process of buying or selling your home much smoother and far less stressful.
Our residential conveyancing solicitors in Brighton and Hassocks can assist with:
- Buying and selling your home
- Transfer of equity
- Buy to let conveyancing
- Lease extensions
- Leasehold enfranchisement
- Right to manage
Additionally, we have an experienced property litigator and a leasehold team who can advise on all aspects of property disputes, landlord and tenant dispute resolution and contested leasehold matters.
Alternatively, please complete our online enquiry form, and we will be in touch swiftly.
Why choose Griffith Smith for residential conveyancing?
With years of conveyancing experience, we’ve seen it all
With many years of experience behind us, we are able to offer solutions to issues as they arise. When you are in a conveyancing chain, there can be unexpected, unique factors that you are faced with. We may have encountered these before but, if not, we will rise to the challenge of resolving any issues quickly.
We are proactive communicators you won’t have to chase
We believe that communication is key. Keeping you informed at all times during the transaction provides you with the confidence of being in control and allows you to plan and arrange your life around your pending move.
We have a high level of return customers and personal recommendations
There is nothing more satisfying for us than having existing clients return to us each time they move house and indeed recommend us for our good service and approachability. Our residential conveyancing solicitors offer a reliable and professional service at a fair and competitive price.
The vast majority of our conveyancing clients have used our services before or come to us by recommendation from existing clients. Our client feedback is consistently outstanding.
We are part of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme
Griffith Smith LLP is a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – a quality standard introduced by the Law Society for residential conveyancing. This achievement recognises the integrity of our staff, our adherence to good practice management standards and a prudent and efficient service.
Our residential conveyancing expertise
Buying and selling your home
Whether you are buying or selling your home, it is important to have expert legal support throughout the process. This helps to ensure you complete all of the necessary stages promptly and take all of the right precautions to protect yourself against the risk of something going wrong.
Our residential conveyancing solicitors in Sussex can help to ensure your sale or purchase goes ahead smoothly and on schedule, making the whole process much easier and less stressful for you.
Learn more about how we can help with buying and selling your home.
If you wish to remortgage your home, our residential conveyancing solicitors can help with requesting a redemption statement from your current lender (showing how much you still owe), reviewing the terms of your new mortgage and notifying the Land Registry of the change of lender so your title deeds can be updated.
Transfer of equity
When transferring the ownership or part ownership of a property, you need to go through various steps, including completing a transfer deed, registering the change of ownership with the Land Registry and considering issues such as inheritance. Our residential conveyancing solicitors in Sussex can help you navigate these hurdles, allowing a swift transfer of ownership.
Buy to let conveyancing
Buying a property to rent out involves additional considerations on top of those normally associated with buying a property to live in. We can advise on issues including buy to let mortgage terms, tenancy agreements, landlord and tenant issues and your potential liability for Capital Gains Tax if you sell the property.
As a leaseholder, extending your lease not only gives you security over your right to stay in your property long term, it can also significantly increase the value of your lease if you plan to sell. Our residential conveyancing solicitors can help you with extending your lease both where you have a statutory right to do so and through negotiation with the freeholder if you do not qualify for a statutory lease extension.
Learn more about how we can help with lease extensions.
If you are a leaseholder or part of a group of leaseholders who wish to buy the freehold on your building, you may have the right to do so, depending on the circumstances. This is known as ‘leasehold enfranchisement’. Our team can advise you on whether you qualify for leasehold enfranchisement and, if so, support you through the process of buying your freehold.
Learn more about how we can help with leasehold enfranchisement.
Right to manage
Leaseholders may have the right to take over the management of their building if certain conditions are met. This can allow you to set your own service charges and make sure the building is managed effectively. We can advise on whether the right to manage exists in your case and support you through taking over the management of your building, including setting up a right to manage company.
Learn more about how we can help with right to manage.
Our residential conveyancing fees
We aim for complete transparency over the cost of conveyancing, so will be happy to provide a clear quote covering both our fees and any third party costs, e.g. for conveyancing searches.
You can find more information on our residential conveyancing pricing page.