Our residential conveyancing services

Burt Brill & Cardens solicitors have been helping people in Brighton and beyond with their property for over 130 years. Our expert residential property solicitors offer a high-quality, high-end service – essential when dealing with something as important to you as your property.

Our clients’ peace of mind is our priority when it comes to moving home. We use our legal expertise and professional experience to ensure that there are no complications lurking down the line.

We pride ourselves on our integrity and being entirely independent, and are not associated with any agency. This allows us to put your interests first no matter what.

As well as being thorough, our residential property services are fast and efficient. You will have one point of contact, an experienced conveyancer who is always available to look after you and answer any questions or issues you encounter.

Maureen Edwards

Maureen is the Client Support and New Business Director of Burt Brill & Cardens.

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My experience using Burt Brill & Cardens Solicitors for the sale of our property was first-class. From the outset we understood the relevant costings (which were extremely reasonable) and were kept informed in an efficient and professional manner at every step with regards to all proceedings. I felt very looked-after and trusted that we were in safe hands.
Our expertise

Our residential conveyancing services

What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the transfer of the legal title of a house from one person to another. There are two key stages to this – the first being the exchange of contracts, the point at which the terms of the deal are fixed, and the second being the completion, where the… Learn More

First time buyers

With high prices and the cost of living continuing to grow, younger people are finding it increasingly difficult to buy their first home. Given the financial strains and it being the biggest purchase of your life, buying your first home can seem like a complicated and overwhelming process. If you… Learn More

Retirement Properties

There are many attractions to buying a retirement flat. It can provide a small community of individuals in the same stage in life, often having additional facilities, some communal services and the possibility of handyman and other support services – all of which help make life a little easier. While… Learn More

The Conveyancing Process

Every property transaction is unique, and each comes with its own issues which can delay the process. Buying or selling a home can be an exciting but very stressful time, and it is vital to use a conveyancing solicitor that you trust. We combine our legal expertise with human understanding… Learn More

How to speed up a purchase or sale

If you’re buying a house, we know you want it to go as quickly and smoothly as possible. Many people want to move home or purchase a new property in a particular timescale. You may need to move to for a new job, for the start of a new school… Learn More

Declaration of Trust

A Declaration of Trust is a legally binding written agreement which records the financial arrangement between joint owners of a property. Joint owners could be unmarried couples, friends, relatives, or business partners. At Burt Brill & Cardens, we have specialist teams in both trust law and property law. Our expert… Learn More

Buying Your Freehold

If you own the leasehold for a flat, you may have found yourself frustrated with how maintenance and money is managed within your building. Many apartment owners feel that their ground rent and service charges are unfair, or aren’t happy with how the building is run. While most houses are… Learn More

Unregistered Land

In 1925, the process of land registration began, and became compulsory in 1985. Currently, 95% of UK land is registered and has a unique number and individual title deeds. These deeds provide information about the land itself: who owns it; whether there are any public rights of way over that… Learn More

Lease Extension Solicitors

If you have bought a flat or maisonette on a leasehold basis, your lease will have a ‘term’, which is the length of time which you own the lease. Technically, once this term is over, the lease of your flat or maisonette would return to the freeholder. If your lease… Learn More
About Burt Brill & Cardens

Trusted Sussex solicitors for over 130 years

Our team includes specialists in a number of legal areas, providing you with the expertise you need when you need it most. Whatever your legal issue, we will take the time to understand your situation and tailor our service to meet your needs.


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Speak to one of our solicitors today. We would love to hear from you and discuss any legal issues you may have and how we can assist you.

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30 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1FL