Conveyancing Solicitors in Hornsea

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Conveyancing in Hornsea

Conveyancing involves all the legal aspects of transferring the ownership of a property from a seller to a buyer, handling a remortgage, or transferring equity. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Hornsea, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Hornsea and throughout East Riding of Yorkshire 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: Beverley, Bridlington, Cottingham and Hull

Hornsea Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Hornsea

A seaside town in East Riding of Yorkshire, Hornsea is known for its beach, Hornsea Mere, and the nearby Flamborough Head. Hornsea is well-served by bus routes to Hull and Bridlington. Hornsea has a population of approximately 8,400.

Hornsea house prices

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

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Council Tax in Hornsea (2023/24)

Hornsea is in East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Band Amount
A £1,416.00
B £1,652.00
C £1,888.00
D £2,124.00
E £2,596.00
F £3,068.00
G £3,540.00
H £4,248.00

What do conveyancing solicitors do?

A solicitor plays a pivotal role in a property purchase, and helps you with the legal aspect of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. Your solicitor will order property searches, raise questions for the seller, review contracts, and fulfil post-completion formalities, like HMLR registration.

In addition to standard searches, Hornsea conveyancing solicitors may also carry out checks for issues related to former coal mining activity and contaminated land.

Will you be taking out a mortgage?

If you are getting a mortgage, your solicitor will also need to act for the bank arranging your mortgage.

If your solicitor is not on your mortgage provider's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer to complete.

More than 100 building societies, banks and lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors. We can help you complete your Hornsea transaction without delay.

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Buying a flat or house in a conservation area

When purchasing a flat or house in a Hornsea conservation area, your solicitor will check for restrictions on how you can use the flat or house, including a breach of the conservation area 'Article 4 Directions' or area consents. Conservation areas in Hornsea and the East Riding of Yorkshire local authority include:

  • Swanland
  • Kirk Ella
  • Rawcliffe

Listed buildings

Around half a million listed buildings exist in England and Wales, 2,755 of which are in East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Hornsea listed buildings and properties include:

  • United Reformed Church, Cliff Road, Hornsea, East Riding Of Yorkshire
  • Pike And Heron Public House, Market Place, Hornsea, East Riding Of Yorkshire
  • The Old Hall, Market Place, Hornsea, East Riding Of Yorkshire
  • Church Of Saint Nicholas, Newbegin, Hornsea, East Riding Of Yorkshire
  • Vicarage And Wing Walls, Newbegin, Hornsea, East Riding Of Yorkshire

Listed properties can be a joy to own, but they come with their share of complexities. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will explain to you the commitments a listed building owner must make. Examples include required consent for landscaping, and an obligation to employ traditional construction techniques .

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Leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential complications lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and marriage value issues.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling property in Hornsea

When you're looking to sell a Hornsea home, you can expect your solicitor to first arrange all the necessary documentation, including the sale contract and property information forms.

The duties of a seller's solicitor includes responding to the buyer's solicitor's questions and handling obstacles like a planning issue.

In order to assure a smooth transfer of ownership, your solicitor will also work with both sides, such as agents, lenders and landlords.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes. Sale conveyancing for leasehold houses or flats can result in long delays.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and a current statement of service charges. The time required by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

It can take a long time to gather this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so the seller's solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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The base interest rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor, double check your solicitor is on your mortgage lender's panel.

Quittance panel solicitors can act for over 100 mortgage lenders, so whether you are switching to a 30-year mortgage from Bank of Scotland or taking out a 10-year tracker rate from Secure Trust Bank, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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Transferring Equity

Whether you are estate planning, transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children or buying out an ex-partner after a separation, you will need a solicitor to handle the transfer of equity.

Your solicitor will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are conveyancing fees in Hornsea?

Legal fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These fees are what your solicitor or conveyancer charges you for the legal work that they complete on your behalf.


The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, including Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Is it a fixed fee quote?

When comparing quotes, watch out for undisclosed fees missing from the original quote. Some firms may include additional charges in the small print. This can mean a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote.

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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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