Conveyancing Solicitors in Haywards Heath

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Conveyancing in Haywards Heath

Handling the legal aspects of a property transaction, including registering the transfer of ownership, is referred to as conveyancing. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Haywards Heath, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Haywards Heath and throughout Mid Sussex with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Burgess Hill, Gatwick, Horsham and Uckfield

Haywards Heath Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Haywards Heath

A town in West Sussex, Haywards Heath is known for its Borde Hill Garden, and the nearby South Downs. Haywards Heath has a railway station, providing links to London and Brighton. Haywards Heath has a population of approximately 33,000.

Haywards Heath house prices

The average price paid for a property in Haywards Heath between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Haywards Heath (2023/24)

Haywards Heath is in Mid Sussex District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,425.87
B £1,663.51
C £1,901.15
D £2,138.80
E £2,614.09
F £3,089.38
G £3,564.67
H £4,277.60

What does a property lawyer do?

A conveyancer will handle all the legal elements of buying a property.

Your solicitor will order property searches, raise questions for the seller, review the lease (if applicable) and complete any post-sale actions, including paying Stamp Duty Land Tax and HMLR registration.

In addition to standard searches, Haywards Heath conveyancing solicitors may also undertake searches for flood risk.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

When you buy a house, your solicitor also needs to carry out some legal work for the bank.

If your lawyer is not on your chosen lender's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer to complete and incur the cost of an additional solicitor to act for the lender.

Our chosen panel solicitors have established relationships with the majority of building societies, banks and lenders, helping to facilitate a faster completion for your purchase.

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We can also help Haywards Heath buyers with the legal work for:

Buying a house or flat in a conservation area

When you purchase a house or flat in a conservation area, your lawyer will need to check for potential planning breaches, including paint and colour scheme restrictions, and replacement of original windows. Conservation areas in Haywards Heath and across the Mid Sussex local authority include:

  • Handcross
  • Keymer
  • Bolney
  • Staplefield
  • The Heath

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Selling property in Haywards Heath

When selling a Haywards Heath house or flat, the solicitor will prepare the necessary documentation - like property information forms and the draft contract.

The role of a conveyancer acting for the seller includes resolving any potential issues, answering the buyer's solicitor's enquiries and redeeming the mortgage.

To ensure the transaction is straightforward, your conveyancing solicitor will also coordinate with all stakeholders, such as estate agents, landlords and lenders.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold house or flat can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time it takes the solicitor to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so the seller's solicitor should start this process even before you have found a buyer.

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Remortgaging a property in Haywards Heath

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor to handle your remortgage, your solicitor must be able to act for your lender.

Our remortgage panel solicitors can act for over 100 building societies and banks. Whether you are changing to an equity release mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or taking out an interest only mortgage from Harpenden Building Society, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are buying out an ex-partner, estate planning or gifting a home, a transfer of equity is required. Your conveyancer will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Haywards Heath?

Conveyancing solicitors fees

These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the legal services they provide during your property transaction. The conveyancing quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Disbursements

Disbursements are fees that your solicitor will have to pay on your behalf for third-party services. Third-party disbursements include Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a verification of identity fee.

Check the terms and conditions

Some firms set out additional charges in the small print. This can lead to a final bill that is higher than the original quote. When comparing quotes, make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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