Conveyancing Solicitors in Hythe

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Conveyancing in Hythe

Conveyancing is the series of legal steps a solicitor takes when transfering property ownership. Conveyancing can also refer to the legal side of a remortgage or equity transfer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Hythe, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Hythe and throughout Shepway 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: Chatham, Maidstone and Medway

Hythe Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Hythe

A coastal market town in Kent, Hythe is known for its Royal Military Canal, Hythe Bay, and the nearby Port Lympne Reserve. Hythe has a railway station, providing links to Folkestone and Dover. Hythe has a population of approximately 15,000.

Hythe house prices

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

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Council Tax in Hythe (2023/24)

Hythe is in Shepway District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,481.41
B £1,728.31
C £1,975.22
D £2,222.12
E £2,715.92
F £3,209.73
G £3,703.53
H £4,444.24

What will my Hythe solicitor do?

The conveyancer handles all of the post-offer aspects of buying property. Your solicitor will order property searches, raise enquires of the seller, review the lease (if applicable) and handle post-completion tasks, including paying Stamp Duty and registering the property ownership with the Land Registry.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Hythe conveyancing solicitors may carry out chalk mining searches.

Are you buying with a mortgage?

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

Your transaction could take weeks longer to complete and cost you more in the process if your conveyancer is not on your bank's panel.

More than 100 lenders have approved our chosen partner solicitors. We can help you complete your Hythe transaction without delay.

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Buying a listed building

Somewhere in the region of 500,000 listed properties exist in England and Wales - around 980 of which are in Shepway District Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Hythe include:

  • 2 High Street, Hythe And Dibden, Hythe, New Forest, Hampshire

Buying and owning a listed building is not for the faint-hearted. Our expert solicitor panel will offer guidance on the additional legal obligations your planned listed building purchase will entail. Examples include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting and an obligation to preserve or restore original windows and doors.

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Leasehold property

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Buying leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold house because there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.

Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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Selling a property in Hythe

The sale of a Hythe property will require your solicitor to first assemble all essential documents, including ID forms and the draft contract.

They will reply to the buyer's solicitor's inquiries and address potential issues.

Your lawyer will also coordinate with both sides, like agents, managing agents and lenders, confirming that the sale of your property is completed without incident.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold property, compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer must review several leasehold-related documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Delays are usually the result of the time required by the solicitor to source this information.

It can take weeks to collect these details if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so the solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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Remortgage conveyancing

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

Before you appoint a solicitor, verify your chosen lender's legal panel includes your conveyancer.

We work with solicitors who are members of all major lenders' panels. Whether you are switching to an offset mortgage from Santander or moving to a shared ownership mortgage with Coventry Building Society, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Hythe Transfer of equity

Whether you are inheritance tax (IHT) planning, gifting a share of a property or buying out an ex-spouse after a divorce, you will need to transfer equity.

Your conveyancer will deal with the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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Conveyancing costs in Hythe: What to expect

Legal fees

The conveyancing quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the work they complete during your property transaction.


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

Check the terms and conditions

Watch out for additional charges, when you compare conveyancing quotes. Some solicitors' quotes set out additional charges in the small print. This can lead 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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