Property Conveyancing

Property Conveyancing, photo of terraced houses

We know that buying or selling your home can be a daunting prospect. We are able to assist you with all aspects of property conveyancing.  From buying your first home to downsizing to a retirement flat, and every move in between, we can help every step of the way. Hart Reade are based in EastbourneHailshamPolegate and Meads in East Sussex and are on hand to ensure that the process is as smooth and stress free as possible.

Andrew Pluck

Head of Department, Partner, BA Hons (Law)

Connor Earl

Conveyancing Executive, MCILEx

Jan Hollands

Chartered Legal Executive, FCILEx

Conveyancing Solicitors in East Sussex

We have a team of qualified solicitors, qualified conveyancers and conveyancing assistants in East Sussex, all available to handle your transaction. However, responsibility for your matter will be with one named individual, so you always have a point of contact for your queries.

Estate Agents

We also have excellent contacts with local independent estate agents and can advise you on the most suitable firm to market your property for you. We are always happy to offer advice and assistance with issues that may arise when viewing potential new homes as well.

An Overview of Buying and Selling

The guide below is to give you some indication of the procedures involved in a straightforward sale or purchase.

Initial Matters

Once the estate agents have confirmed that your sale or purchase is agreed, and you have provided us with your identification documents, the initial process is as follows:-



Exchange of Contracts

When everyone in the chain is ready contracts will be exchanged, which legally binds all parties in the chain to complete the transaction on an agreed date.

After Exchange of Contracts

After contracts are exchanged we will deal with the following matters:-




On the day of completion the funds are transferred from the seller’s solicitor to the buyer’s solicitor and the seller or their estate agent then releases the keys to the buyer.

After completion on your purchase we will pay any Stamp Duty Land Tax due.  The transfer and mortgage (if applicable) will be registered at the Land Registry.  A copy of your title to the property will be sent to you once the registration has been completed.

Fees & Pricing

For an indication of our fees and pricing in respect of Residential Conveyancing please click here.  Alternatively please contact us using the form below.

We work throughout the local areas of East Sussex, including Hastings, Battle, Bexhill, Heathfield, Uckfield, Lewes and Seaford. Plus all the surrounding areas within.

Please telephone our conveyancing team on 01323 727 321 if you have any questions on property conveyancing in East Sussex or property law or to arrange an appointment.  Alternatively please complete the contact form below.

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Please note the above is for information purposes only and is intended to be a short summary.  It should not be treated as a comprehensive guide and should not be acted on without qualified legal advice.