Property Conveyancing

We know that buying or selling your home can be a daunting prospect. Based in Eastbourne, Polegate and Hailsham in East Sussex, Hart Reade solicitors can assist with your sale and/or purchase from the initial stages through to completion and beyond to ensure that the process is smooth and as stress free as possible.

Conveyancing Solicitors Eastbourne

We have a team of conveyancing assistants, qualified conveyancers and solicitors 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 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 exchange 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 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 telephone our conveyancing team if you have any questions on property conveyancing or property law or to arrange an appointment :

Eastbourne 01323 727321

Hailsham 01323 841481

Polegate 01323 487051