Conveyancing Solicitors in Hurstpierpoint

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Conveyancing in Hurstpierpoint

Conveyancing is the legal process for transferring the ownership of property from one party to another, or the legal work involved in a transfer of equity or remortgage. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Hurstpierpoint, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Hurstpierpoint and Mid Sussex clients 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: Bognor Regis, Crawley, Gatwick and Worthing

Hurstpierpoint Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Hurstpierpoint

A village in West Sussex, Hurstpierpoint is known for its strong community spirit, St Lawrence Fair, and the nearby South Downs. Hurstpierpoint is well-served by bus routes to Brighton. The population of Hurstpierpoint is approximately 7,000.

Hurstpierpoint house prices

The average price paid for a property in Hurstpierpoint between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Hurstpierpoint (2023/24)

Hurstpierpoint 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?

During the home purchase, the property lawyer will handle all the legal elements of buying a home. Your solicitor will order property searches, raise questions for the seller's solicitor, review contracts and ensure that post-purchase requirements, including paying Stamp Duty Land Tax, are completed.

Hurstpierpoint conveyancing solicitors would also undertake searches for flood risk.

Will you be taking out a mortgage?

If you are buying a home with a mortgage, your solicitor will investigate the property to verify that the property is worth the loan that the mortgage lender will provide.

Your transaction could take weeks longer to complete if your conveyancing solicitor is not on your chosen lender's panel.

We work with lawyers who can represent the vast majority of banks and specialist lenders, from major banks like HSBC to smaller, specialist lenders including Tandem Money - ensuring your transaction will complete without delay.

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We can also assist Hurstpierpoint home buyers with the conveyancing for:

Conservation areas

When buying a house or flat in a Hurstpierpoint conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will check for restrictive covenants, which could include restrictions on animal ownership, and planning restrictions. Conservation areas in Hurstpierpoint and across the Mid Sussex local authority include:

  • Bolney
  • Poynings
  • Handcross
  • Whitemans Green

New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build property in Hurstpierpoint is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A solicitor in Hurstpierpoint must be able to deal with things like dealing with lender conditions, ensuring that the contract is in the buyer's favour and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ACHI/Vantage.

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Selling a property in Hurstpierpoint

The sale of a Hurstpierpoint property will require your conveyancing solicitor to first compile key documents, including the title deeds and property information forms.

They will reply to the buyer's solicitor's inquiries, sort out potential snags and handle the mortgage redemption. Your solicitor will also coordinate with all parties, like agents, managing agents and lenders, confirming that the sale of your property is completed without incident.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Correct, it can take much more time to complete the legal work on a leasehold home, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, like management company information and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time required by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

Your solicitor should commence this as soon as possible, as this information could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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Remortgaging

The base interest rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Before you instruct a remortgage solicitor, your solicitor must be able to act for your chosen mortgage lender.

Our partner panel solicitors are panel members for all major banks and building societies. Whether you are switching to a discount mortgage from National Westminster Bank or moving to a tracker mortgage with Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, we can help take care of the legal side.

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Transferring Equity in Hurstpierpoint

If you are planning to change the ownership shares of your property, whether you are dealing with inheritance tax planning, adding your spouse to the deeds or giving a property to a family member, you'll need to carry out a transfer of equity. Your lawyer can handle the legal work for a fixed fee.

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What are typical Hurstpierpoint conveyancing fees?

Conveyancing legal fees

The quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they carry out for you.

Disbursements

Your conveyancing quote should also itemise required third-party costs, or disbursements, including Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Is it a fixed fee quote?

Some firms may include additional charges in their terms and conditions, resulting in a higher final bill. If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, watch out for undisclosed fees missing from the original 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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