Conveyancing Solicitors in Horley

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Conveyancing in Horley

Conveyancing is the work a solicitor does to transfer the legal title of a house or flat from one person to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Horley, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Horley and throughout Reigate and Banstead handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

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Horley Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Horley

A town in Surrey, Horley is known for its Archway Theatre, Horley Town Football Club, and the nearby Gatwick Airport. Horley has a railway station, providing links to London and Brighton. Horley has a population of approximately 22,000.

Horley house prices

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

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Council Tax in Horley (2023/24)

Horley is in Reigate and Banstead Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,496.20
B £1,745.56
C £1,994.93
D £2,244.30
E £2,743.03
F £3,241.77
G £3,740.50
H £4,488.60

What do Horley conveyancing solicitors do?

A conveyancer will handle the legal aspects of the transaction.

They will raise questions for the seller, order searches, review the contract of sale, and complete any post-sale actions, including registering the property ownership with the Land Registry and paying Stamp Duty.

In addition to standard searches, Horley conveyancing solicitors may also undertake checks for issues affecting high-value listed buildings and properties within green belt areas.

Buying a property with a mortgage?

As part of the house buying process, your solicitor also has to handle legal due diligence on behalf of the lender. If your lawyer is not on your chosen lender's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer.

Over 100 lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors, so we can help you complete your Horley transaction smoothly.

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Conservation area

When you purchase a home in a Horley conservation area, your property lawyer will need to check for planning approval issues, which could include solar panel restrictions, and replacement of original windows.

Conservation areas in Horley and the Reigate and Banstead local authority include Massetts Road, Horley, Linkfield Street, Redhill, Chart Lane and Reigate.

Listed buildings

There are about half a million listed properties in England and Wales - around 480 of which are in Reigate and Banstead Borough Council.

Horley listed buildings and properties include:

  • Catt's Cottage, Horley, Reigate And Banstead, Surrey
  • Wailly, 41 Bonehurst Road, Horley, Reigate And Banstead, Surrey
  • Station Goods Shed, High Street, Horley, Reigate And Banstead, Surrey
  • Birchwood Cottage, 142 Victoria Road, Horley, Reigate And Banstead, Surrey
  • The Old House, 149 Lee Street, Horley, Reigate And Banstead, Surrey

Buying a listed building is not a decision to be taken lightly. Examples of the duties that listed building owners face include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, consent required for energy efficient alterations and an obligation to maintain and preserve the property to prevent deterioration. Our experienced panel of solicitors will discuss with you what duties your ownership will impose.

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New Build Conveyancing

The legal work for buying a new build in Horley is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A good solicitor in Horley must be able to deal with things like handling deposits, checking that any contracts allow for future 'common parts' maintenance and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Aedis.

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Selling a property in Horley

For the sale of property in Horley, your solicitor will prepare the necessary documentation, including the title deeds and ID forms, and help you fill out this paperwork.

The solicitor's duties entail dealing with complications like a planning issue, responding to the buyer's solicitor's questions and handling the mortgage redemption.

To ensure the transaction is straightforward, your solicitor will also work with both sides, such as estate agents and banks or building societies.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold houses or flats, compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and management company information. The time it takes the solicitor to gather this paperwork is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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Remortgage in Horley

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Verify your solicitor is on your mortgage lender's panel before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are on the panels of all major building societies and banks, so whether you are changing to an equity release mortgage with HSBC or moving to a flexible mortgage with Harpenden Building Society, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity in Horley

If you plan to restructure the ownership of your property, whether you are inheritance tax (IHT) planning, resolving joint ownership or gifting a share of a property, a transfer of equity is required. Your lawyer can handle the legal work for a fixed fee.

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How much are conveyancing fees in Horley?

When comparing solicitors' fees, conveyancing quotes may include several unfamiliar terms and concepts:

Conveyancing legal fees

The quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These legal fees are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the legal services they provide.

Disbursements (costs payable to third parties)

A disbursement is a cost that your solicitor or conveyancer must pay to a third party for a tax or additional service. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Read the terms and conditions

When you compare conveyancing quotes, make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote. Some solicitors' quotes may include additional charges in the small print, leading to an inflated final bill.

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

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