Conveyancing Solicitors in Eastbourne

Hart Reade's Eastbourne Office

Hart Reade are expert property conveyancing solicitors in Eastbourne. We can assist with your sale and/or purchase – from the initial stages through to completion and beyond. Ensuring that the process is smooth and as stress free as possible. We know that buying or selling your home can be a daunting prospect and this is where we can help you.

We have a team of conveyancing assistants, qualified conveyancers and solicitors available to handle your transaction. Hart Reade also have offices based in Hailsham, the Meads and also Polegate. Our solicitors can assist you from any of these locations.

Responsibility for your property transaction will always be with one named individual only.  So you consistently have one point of contact for your queries.

Andrew Pluck

Head of Department, Partner, BA Hons (Law)

Jan Hollands

Chartered Legal Executive, FCILEx

Connor Earl

Conveyancing Executive, MCILEx

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.

We have excellent contacts with local independent estate agents. So we are able to advise you on the most suitable firm to market your property. Once the estate agents have confirmed that your sale or purchase is agreed the initial process is as follows:-

Sale of your property

Purchase of the new property

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 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. The seller or their estate agent will then release the keys to the buyer. After completion, the transfer and other documents that relate to the property will be sent to the buyer’s solicitor. Who will pay any stamp duty land tax due and register the transfer and mortgage (if applicable) at the Land Registry. A copy of your title to the property will be sent to you once the registration has been completed.

Please take a look at the full list of all our property conveyancing solicitors, if you would like to work with a solicitor from Meads, Hailsham or Polegate.

Please telephone our team of property conveyancing solicitors in Eastbourne on 01323 727321 if you have any queries or questions on property conveyancing or property law or to arrange an appointment.